Renting a Storage Unit

Sometimes you just outgrow the space you’re living in. It’s important to do a deep clean of the items you own every once in a while.

If your storage is stilling bursting at the seams after you’ve thanked all your items before throwing them out, a la Marie Condo, you should think about getting a little more space.

Buying a whole new condo or home is probably out of the question. Also, that’s a huge hassle and not worth the extra cost. Instead, consider getting a little more elbowroom by renting out a storage unit.

You’ll have easy access to everything you need in your unit and still have space to move around in your basement or shed.

If you’re still not convinced, here are five things you should know before renting out a storage unit.

1. Make it simple on yourself.

If you don’t think you have the time to put into finding a storage unit, you’d be wrong. Finding a unit that fits your needs in your area is actually really simple with U.S. Self Storage.

It doesn’t matter where you live in the United States, U.S. Self Storage can find you the perfect location. You simply enter your zip code and shop for a unit.

Need something conveniently located?

Every available location is pinned on a map of your area, so you know which unit is closest to your home.

Once you find a unit that looks like it’ll work for all of your needs, U.S. Self Storage makes navigating to that company’s website or calling their phone number very easy to access.

Straightforward information means you’re spending less time searching and more time doing what you love.

2. Put an old argument to bed.

If your spouse tells you that you have too many clothes, you’re not alone in the struggle. Women especially seem to be expected to have an outfit for every occasion in every kind of weather.

It’s not your fault that you need so many clothes. Okay, it might be a little your fault, because who doesn’t love stepping out in a new outfit that makes you feel fabulous?

With a storage unit, you can finally quell your spouse’s argument that you’re taking up too much of the closet.

Cut your wardrobe instantly in half by putting non-seasonal clothes in storage. In the summer, you can buy all of the petite sundresses from White House Black Market that you want, because your winter woolies will be snuggly stored away in your unit.

Read also: Why Self Storage is a Solution for Seniors Leaving Their Homes

Just don’t forget to keep a few transitional pieces in your wardrobe in case the weather changes suddenly, so you’re not uncomfortable on your drive to your storage unit to swap them out.

3. Get insured to cover anything unexpected.

Since you’re a homeowner, you may not have even thought about getting renters insurance.

Accidents can happen, and in the case that your unit is damaged, you want to make sure you’re totally covered.

Your storage unit should be a help, not a hassle. With renters insurance, you can ensure that it stays that way.

4. Check the insurance you already have.

While you’re thinking about insurance, you should double-check that the insurance you already have will still cover your belongings if they’re not being housed on your property.

If an accident occurs, you don’t want your belongings not to be covered, because of a technicality. Do your research and make adjustments to your plan as needed.

5. Make sure access is easy.

Before signing that lease, take into consideration what you’re storing and where your unit is located.

Are you going to have to carry huge furniture up a few flights of stairs?

Does the storage unit you want to rent have access to an elevator if you’ll be lifting heavy items?

Ask questions, get agreements in writing, and enjoy having some extra space in your home.

About The Author:

Anne Kamwila is a freelance content writer and a digital marketer. She is passionate to write on health, technology, and business-related guides, news, and books.

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