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Streamlining Your Storage Unit

After I moved everything into a small storage unit down the street, I realized that I needed to think of ways to organize and simplify the space. I started looking through the things that I had, getting rid of items that I didn't need anymore, and working hard to clean up my belongings. It was a lot of work, but I was able to completely overhaul my storage experience by learning to simplify. Check out this blog for more information about streamlining your storage experience and learning how to eliminate problems along the way. You never know, making storage easier might even make you happier.


Streamlining Your Storage Unit

Four Reasons Self-Storage Is Worth It Even For A Few Possessions

by Frank Bennett

If you have a few boxes of items or just one or two larger belongings that are getting in the way at home, then you can sometimes be tempted to try and sell them or even dump them. However, mini-storage at a self-service facility might be cheaper than you had imagined. Therefore, you shouldn't rule out a self-storage rental based on affordability just because you only have a few things you need to stow away. Read on to find out more about the benefits of self-storage facilities near you even if you don't intend to keep much in them. 

  • Store Valuable Items

To begin with, self-storage facilities provide a high level of security for your belongings. Modern facilities tend to be equipped with advanced security measures such as 24/7 video surveillance, alarm systems, and, in many cases, secure access controls that go beyond simple padlocks. These features offer more security than most homes can provide. As a result, they're good for ensuring small yet valuable possessions are well-protected against theft. Jewelry, important documents, electronic consumer goods, and even small works of art might be at more risk from vandalism or burglary at home than in a manned mini-storage rental.

  • Premises Designed For Storage

Secondly, self-service facilities often allow you to store your belongings in optimal conditions for their preservation. Modern storage facilities often have climate-controlled units, for example, that will maintain a consistent temperature and humidity level. This can protect items like clothing or bedding from damage caused by environmental factors such as extreme temperature fluctuations or airborne moisture. Of course, this is crucial for sensitive antiques, musical instruments, or audio equipment which will often degrade over time if they are not kept in suitable conditions.

  • Declutter Your Accommodation

Utilizing a self-storage company will mean you can declutter your living or home working space. Lots of small items on shelves or filling up drawers may mean you have a lot to clean or clear out of the way when you are looking for something. As such, packing just a couple of boxes of your cluttering belongings will necessarily contribute to a cleaner, more organized living environment. Even shifting a few items can make a small space less cramped and cluttered. You could even repurpose the room you've made for other uses such as a spare bedroom for guests or a playroom for children.

  • Avoid Selling

Finally, dumping items with a value, even if they're small, is wasteful. Equally, selling them on online market sites can be a big hassle as people tend to haggle over second-hand goods and drive prices down. Why bother when you can hold on to them and retrieve them from your chosen self-storage unit whenever you like?