Fact: There are more than 50,000 self-storage facilities in the United States, which is more than five times the number of Starbucks.
This statistic proves that storage units are extremely useful and are utilized by many, many people on a daily basis. While there are many things that can’t be stored in storage units such as flammable items and other chemicals, there are many things that a storage space is perfect for.
If you’re trying to de-clutter your home for the new year, here are some common household items that are perfect fodder for that new storage unit:
As much as many people love Christmas, unfortunately, the tree, stockings, and snowmen can’t be up all year long. For many people living in a smaller place or an apartment with limited storage, a storage unit is perfect place for all of those seasonal items that you simply can’t keep up all throughout the year. You can utilize the space in the storage units by creating different boxes for different seasons and holidays, so it’ll be a much more organized way to find those ornaments for your tree when you need them.
If you run a business, especially out of your home, it’s extremely important to be able to have a place where you can store everything and anything for your company. A storage facility is a great place to put all of the things you might not need right away but could pick up when needed any time of the day or year. For example, if you have promotional items that are specifically used for the holidays, you’re not going to want to have those around in your home, cluttering up space you need for household items. Likewise, storage units can be a great place to store old records that you aren’t ready to throw away yet. By putting them in the storage unit, you’re freeing up space while allowing for easy organization and access to those items at a later date.
You can even store electronics in your storage unit. Many choose to store televisions, radios, DVD players, and gaming systems right in their unit. However, it’s important to keep in mind that most electronics do best in a climate controlled space, so be sure to note that when you’re considering to store your electronics outside the home.
Storage units are a great way to keep the clutter out of your home and to create a space for organization. You can easily access what you need and can store as much as you want, depending on the size of the unit you choose.