Incurring an additional household expense of any sort can be a difficult decision. Ultimately, one must figure out whether that expense brings more overall value to the household than not, which seems simple enough. However, in the case of self-storage unit rentals the decision may not be obvious as many people don’t realize the signs or immediate benefits a rental unit can provide. If you’re on the fence about getting a rental we’ve compiled a handy list of 5 signs you could benefit from a self-storage unit.
When cleaning your house, you move a lot of stuff around
Rather than being able to wipe down surfaces easily, mop or vacuum floors you find yourself having to move many objects to do so. For example, if to clean the entrance of your home you need to move 8 pairs of shoes/boots, temporarily displace your coat rack all the while knocking over a picture frame and tripping over a floor mat you might just benefit from some additional space. In other words, if the process of cleaning your home means moving your belongings from one corner to the next and then back again, some extra space could go a long way in adding peace of mind and simplicity to your life.
When purchasing new furnishings for your home, your number one concern is where to put them
If you’ve ever come across a piece of furniture that works perfectly with your aesthetic and brings you happiness but have no idea where you would put it, this can be an indicator you need some extra space in your house. A home is typically the largest, single-purchase a person will make in their lifetime and because of this, we want it to be unique and tailored to our preferences. If you happen to find the perfect dining set that you know your guests would love but need to dramatically redecorate and reorganize your interior just to make it barely work a self-storage rental unit may be right for you.
Your car no longer fits in your garage
For those amongst us who are lucky enough to have a garage, losing garage space is a common scenario. Losing space is a slow-moving coup that sneaks up until it’s too late. It starts off innocent enough with putting the odd piece here and there, which then expands to building roof racks and side shelves until eventually every time you try to get out of your car, you can barely nudge the door 10’ inches and can no longer squeeze yourself out. At this point, your garage has been overthrown, and it’s too late.
You are tripping over objects in your home
If you find yourself getting tripped up over items or furnishings on a regular occasion it may be time for a well-needed self-storage unit and by we don’t just mean the odd chew toy left on the floor from Lola the Golden Retriever, either. We’re talking about narrow passages due to clutter, tables that stick out, shrinking rooms and overflowing closets.
Seasonal items and hobbies
Canadian living offers the best of the four seasons; however, this wonderful fact also means that we require additional space for seasonal items. Winter fans may need space to store their skis and hockey equipment over the summer while summer fans may need a space to place their bike and softball gear over the winter. All of this, of course, is in addition to the various styles of seasonal clothing needed to live comfortably. The best way to decide whether you require additional space or not is to do an assessment during either the winter or summer months and note the items not in use. If these items take up a large percentage of your space that could be used for other belongings creating a more peaceful, stress-free living experience, then you could benefit from renting a self-storage unit.