The need for more storage space in the home is on many a wish list. Moving into a new spacious home seems great to start with, but it’s not long before we fill shelves, cupboards and spare rooms.
It’s not just indoors either where extra space is often needed. Think of all those garden sheds and garages that soon become filled to the rafters!
If this sounds familiar then take heart. There is a way you can claim back space without splashing out on a new home, garden shed or extension.
What’s more, you don’t have to part with your possessions. Self storage to the rescue! We explain here how household storage can help with all your storage woes.
1. Seasonal Household Storage
There are certain things that aren’t needed all year round. Garden furniture and gardening equipment, bicycles (if you’re a fair-weather cyclist!), suitcases, bulky winter clothing and Christmas decorations being just a few examples.
They all take up space. So rather than cramming full the garage or shed so that it resembles some sort of assault course, consider a secure self storage unit.
Your equipment can be easily and safely accommodated in your own unit for as long as you need. This means that if your property has a garage, you can hopefully make space to park your car in it! No more ice scraping during the cold winter months!
2. Renovation and DIY work
Increasingly people are realising the benefits of using a storage service during renovation or DIY projects. Having a clear space to work in is so much easier, helping you or your builder to work faster and more efficiently.
You also don’t have to worry about protecting furniture and other items. And you don’t have the inconvenience of shuffling them from one room to another. No more fretting about paint splashes either!
3. Temporary Storage During a House Move
Moving to a new home is very often an exciting prospect, but it is also notoriously stressful. Some people sell their properties and decide to rent as an interim measure to give them time to find their perfect home.
Using storage services for this purpose can be really helpful, especially if the rental property is already furnished or not large enough to accommodate all your things. It also means that many boxes don’t have to be unpacked and packed again when you eventually move into your new home.
Alternatively, people will take advantage of self storage to help phase moving house. Putting things into storage as you pack and taking them out of storage when you’ve moved can really help to alleviate some of the stress. You can click on the following links for tips on packing ahead of moving house.
Chances are you might want to do some decorating to put your own personal stamp on your new home as well. Leaving your goods in storage until the work is completed can make life a lot easier. You can collect and unpack at a pace to suit you.
4. The Mother-in-Law Has Moved In!
OK, it could be any family member but we couldn’t resist mentioning ‘the mother-in-law’! If a relative comes to live with you, it’s likely that they’ll have moved out of their own property. Even if you have the luxury of an annex, then it’s likely that there isn’t enough space to accommodate your family member’s things.
This can be an emotional time for them and parting with things they hold dear can be upsetting, especially if it happens suddenly. By using household storage, it buys you time to gradually help your relative sort out his or her possessions.
5. Hobbies, Interests and Past-Times
Some hobbies, collections, and interests require storage space. While certain people in the home may be passionate about their collections or hobby, for others it can be a nightmare.
After all, not everyone wants a lifetime collection of toy cars in their bedroom. Nor do they want piles of knitting wool akin to a small flock of sheep crammed in every wardrobe.
Often these items can be stored elsewhere whilst still being accessible. Think about the harmony it could bring to the home; everyone’s a winner!
6. The Kids Are Growing Up and Their Kit is Growing Too
From babies to teenagers, children change all the time and so does the gear they either need or collect over the years. Self storage can prove a salvation for families with children. If you haven’t finished with the pitter patter of tiny feet, then you may want to store toys and baby equipment until it is needed again.
7. Family Inheritance
If you inherit family heirlooms or other items of sentimental value, you may find that you don’t necessarily want to display them in your home, but don’t want to part with them either. If space is a problem, then pack them carefully and place them into secure self storage.
You have your own key and you’re free to come and go as you please. This means that items you hold dear may be out of sight, but certainly aren’t out of reach. Self storage can also be a valuable resource to buy time to make decisions on what to do with certain items.
To find out more about household storage, please get in touch . We’re ideally located for households looking for storage in the following locations:
In Nuneaton, call 02476 01 02 65 or visit self storage Nuneaton
or Bedworth, call 02476 01 02 65 or visit self storage Bedworth
In Tamworth, call 01827 722 122 or visit self storage Tamworth
or Hinckley, call 01455 268 278 or visit self storage Hinckley