Remember when minimalism was the word on everyone’s lips for about a second? We do, we wrote a blog about it! Some may be staying strong on the minimalist front (and we salute you) but for the most part the general population are back to their old habits. Who can blame them. At times when we are lucky enough to have the things we want, nay, the things we need then we generally tend to acquire them.
The funny thing with these “things” is that they tend to accumulate… (crazy right?). What isn’t as funny is that many of these items are valuable in either financial or sentimental ways. Or both!
Whether it’s business or personal storage, here are the top 5 benefits of using a storage unit.
When making “environmental” considerations, our minds typically go to that climate change/save the bees kind of place because we’re all just so darn great. The environment we’re concerned with here though is the often damp and cold spaces we shove our possessions into when we’ve noticed our surroundings are beginning to resemble an episode of “hoarders” (Is that still a thing? It should be!).
Storage units don’t have this type of problem. These units are made to keep condensation at bay and weather the outside elements so your belongings don’t have to.
More space for your belongings means more space for you. It starts out with shuffling a few things around here until you realise that there are no more corners and cupboards left to hide things away.
Then there’s the organisation of it all. Or lack there of. Since most of the clutter is just moved to the nearest “out of the way” place, there is no sorting or grouping until it comes time to shift it all collectively. Making the decision to get yourself some storage space will help to lay it all out and figure out what goes where.
This comes back to those valuables. If someone did manage to penetrate your fortress at home or the office, everything would be there for the taking, all in one place. Even being able to separate your belongings or perhaps professionally sensitive information helps in the sense that not everything can be taken if the worst was to happen.
Then there’s the other stages of protection. Secure locks and thick steel walls make it near impossible to get through to the valuables inside. With secure monitoring, you can be sure that vigilant eyes are on the prize.
A major benefit of renting storage space is the flexibility of cost. There are different types and sizes of storage units so there is always likely to be something that is just right for whatever amount someone might want to store.
A lot of the time it’s easier to store items rather than moving them depending on how much you have and the distance you may be travelling. Not to mention the extra space you would need to pay for with the next home or office.
A Sense of Permanency
Speaking of moving items, if you’re on the move a lot or your living or working accommodations are often temporary, it can be a huge sink of time, money and energy to constantly move things from place to place.
That doesn’t seem kind on your wallet or your well-being. If you don’t have that sense of permanency, a storage unit could help in giving you a base. Somewhere to hold-up in-between moves. Especially storage units with their own power source.
Whether your concern is space, security or convenience, storage space could be the answer to each and all of them.