How To Use Self-Storage To Your Advantage
While a minimalist approach to life is gradually becoming more and more popular, the fact remains that most of us are still emotionally attached to our belongings. From items of sentimental value to those that express our personal taste and style, we each have possessions that mean a lot to us.
At different times in our lives, we may be faced with circumstances that make it challenging to hold on to our personal items or make room for new ones. Here are 4 life situations where you could use a self-storage unit to your advantage.
Travelling Or Working Away
Let’s say you’re looking to take an extended holiday. If you’re going to be travelling for 6 months or more and you’re currently renting, what are you going to do with all of your belongings? You could donate or sell everything, but then you would be coming home to no possessions, and you probably don’t want to get rid of absolutely everything that you own. Alternatively, you could try leaving your gear with family and friends, but who has enough space to store an entire household in an already furnished home?
A self-storage unit is the ideal solution. It will keep your furniture safe and secure while you’re gone and will allow you to have something to come home to when you eventually return from your adventure.
The same applies if you live in Perth and decide to take a temporary work contract up north, over east or in another country. A self-storage unit could make your life a lot easier and it could cost you far less than you’d think!
When repainting your walls or redoing your floors, you will naturally need to move all of your furniture out of the way and drape it in protective covers. If your renovation is likely to take a few weeks or even a few months, you should consider a short-term self-storage solution.
By moving all of your possessions into storage, it will be much easier for you and/or your contractors to undertake works around the house. What’s more, your furniture will be kept out of harm’s way, unable to be chipped, dented or otherwise damaged while construction is in progress.
Selling Your Furniture
Generally speaking, there are two main reasons why you would be looking to sell your furniture. The first is downsizing. When moving into a smaller home, you may need to part with some items or trade them in for ones that will take up less space.
The process of downsizing becomes particularly tricky if you have already moved and have not yet been able to sell your excess belongings. In this situation, a self-storage unit could solve a lot of problems. You will be able to keep all of your items for sale in storage, ensuring your new, smaller home doesn’t become overly cluttered while your items wait to find new owners.
The second reason is a desire to fill your home with new things. You may feel your décor is old and outdated, but as they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so up on Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace it goes. While waiting for your furniture to sell, you can keep it in a furniture storage unit, freeing up space in your home so that you can start to move in your new items in the meantime.
Pursue Your Favourite Activities
While we all have hobbies and interests, sometimes a lack of space around the home can prevent us from fully pursuing our passions. For instance, we’re very lucky in Perth to be able to undertake all sorts of outdoor activities. If you’ve been thinking about buying that motorcycle or that kayak set, you may not have gone through with your purchase if you don’t have enough room to store it. A self-storage unit could be the perfect workaround.
In addition to providing you with more space, a self-storage unit could also allow you to transform a room in your home into a dedicated space for your hobby. If you have a spare bed in one of your minor bedrooms that only gets used when guests stay over, imagine what you could do with that space if that furniture was kept in storage at all other times.
For those who are musically inclined, it could become your rehearsal room. If you enjoy art and craft projects, you could set up your own studio. Whatever it is that you like to pursue in your spare time, you could dedicate your guest bedroom to your passion when it’s not in use. You can keep your spare bed and furniture in storage when it’s not needed, then bring it back into your home when friends or family come to visit.
If you’re thinking a self-storage unit could greatly benefit your lifestyle, contact Ezi Storage for affordable and flexible storage solutions in Perth.