Storage units across the country are becoming more popular, and it’s not hard to see why. Keeping your items in a storage unit is convenient for a variety of circumstances. Below are a few of the most common reasons southern Utah residents use storage units:
Preparing for a Move
Getting ready to pack up your belongings and move to a new home can be stressful, whether it’s across the country or across town. You can use a storage unit to safely store valuables and delicate items such as artwork, jewelry, or family heirlooms during this hectic process, keeping them safe from becoming lost or damaged in the shuffle or stolen by one of the many people you may have in your home. Additionally, if you’re in the process of staging and selling your home, realtors will often recommend that you declutter your home as much as possible; a storage unit makes for an easy way to get items out of the way for this short time.
In between Homes
In today’s real estate market, it’s increasingly common for families to experience a gap in time between selling their home and moving into a new one. During this time, they may move in with family, travel, or rent temporarily, and a storage unit provides a safe and accessible way to store your furniture and belongings in the meantime. Families and individuals who move internationally on a temporary basis for schooling or work may also benefit from keeping many of their larger belongings in the United States.
Storing a Relative’s Belongings
When a loved one passes away, sorting through a lifetime’s worth of possessions is usually the last thing on anyone’s mind. Placing their belongings in a storage unit allows you to ensure the items stay safe and secure while letting you wait to begin the task of going through them until a later date, whenever you are emotionally and logistically ready to do so. If an aging relative is downsizing or going to live in an assisted living facility, storage units are a great choice that allows them to keep their belongings accessible nearby.
In the winter, you and your family may enjoy having extensive Christmas decorations, ski and snowboard gear, and other seasonal-use items, but you may not have the space in your home to store these things throughout the rest of the year. With a storage unit, you can easily pack away the items you won’t need for the summer or winter and retrieve them again next year. Storage units are also great resources for decluttering your home in general, whether the items are for seasonal use or not.
Recreational Vehicles and Toys
The sunny weather in southern Utah makes spending time outdoors a blast, especially if you have ATVs, an RV, or a boat to take out on the lake. However, finding a safe place to store these vehicles may be challenging, especially if your garage space is limited. Storage units and lots are a great resource for keeping your outdoor toys safe, secure, and accessible off your property.