Reasons to use Self Storage

Look around you. What do you see? Probably…stuff, lots of stuff. It seems the newest trends are toward smaller spaces. And as your living places become smaller and smaller, the space to store your belongings does also. When you’re at capacity and out of space, you have a few options. Give things away, sell them, throw them away, or store them. Many items might have too much sentimental value. Many are items you might need later. No reason to get rid of things when A-Affordable Storage has a great solution for your lack-of-space problem. Here are the top reasons people use storage!

Downsizing. Maybe you’re an empty nester. Or newly divorced. Or just tired of the expense and upkeep of a large home (and yard!). Moving from a four or five bedroom home filled with years of memories into a two bedroom apartment with limited space is quite a feat. If you’re just not ready to let go of all your things just yet, consider storing them with A-Affordable Storage.

Clearing a home. Unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary to clear a home. Perhaps a love one has passed or is moving into an assisted living or nursing center. This can often be a difficult time for families. There is no reason to rush through clearing out their home. Store your loved one’s belongings and take the time needed to sort everything out. You’ll feel better about your decisions when they are not rushed or made while in an emotional frame of mind.

Putting your home on the market. An organized and spacious home is much easier for a prospective buyer to see themselves living in. Letting the prospective buyer see all your clutter and mess can make them run the other way. A great solution is to de-clutter and store anything you may not be using or may have too much of.

Combining households. You’re getting married – congratulations! Or maybe you’re just trying out a new living arrangement with someone. Maybe you’ve decided to share a living space with a roommate. Whatever the circumstance, combining households means you’ll have too much of a good thing and not enough room for it! You don’t want to get rid of all the things you have no extra room for, so why not store it?

College students.  A-Affordable storage is perfect for college students who need to move out of their dorm or apartment once the term is over but will be needing those belongings again in a few months. Don’t tow it all back home to mom and dad’s – store it instead!

Renovating your home. If you are updating or expanding your home, you certainly don’t want your nice things in the way. You can’t change the flooring when there’s furniture on it and you can’t paint the walls with pictures hanging on them. Pack everything up and move it to a secure place out of the way of the contractors.

Seasonal items.  All those Christmas and Halloween decorations can take up a lot of space! Don’t cram everything in and take a chance on damaging anything. Store them with A-Affordable Storage instead. Many people store seasonal clothing as well – a great solution to a crowded closet.

The clutter problem. Most of us tend to have a lot of stuff that for whatever reason we just can’t bear to part with, even though it’s crowding our space. The older we get, the more we tend to accumulate. Better to keep it in storage where you can still access it anytime you want, than to have it clutter up your home.

Travel. Bitten by the travel bug? If you’ll be travelling out of the area for a few months or even years, you may not want to get rid of sentimental items. Instead of finding new homes for all your things, store them so they’ll be there when you come back. Beats having to buy all new stuff!

Equipment/Tools. Large equipment and tools take up much needed space. There’s just not enough room for the lawnmower, edger, weed eater and all the other lawn equipment in the garage. Maybe you’re a contractor, landscaper, or even a decorator. Keep your tools and equipment in storage where everything is still easily accessible.

Inventory/Merchandise. Sometimes it just doesn’t make sense to pay for a bigger office rather just taking advantage of a much less expensive alternative – storage! If you have a home-based business with inventory or sell items on sites such as Amazon, Etsy, E-Bay, Craigslist, etc., self-storage is a great substitute to using up all your living space for merchandise.

Vehicles/boats/RVs. Many cities and homeowner’s associations have ordinances against parking boats, recreational vehicles, trailers, etc., in the driveway or on the street. Or perhaps you have a vehicle you don’t drive much. It’s safer to store those vehicles in a secure facility instead of risking damage to it from the elements or having it stolen.

A-Affordable Storage offers safe and convenient locations, with 24/7 access, security cameras throughout the property, short term leases, and various sized storage options, including enclosed self-storage units and covered parking. Added features for the benefit of our customers include an air compressor, dump station and propane exchange. We’re friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to help! Call us at 817-874-0183 to reserve your spot or get more information.