You may have heard of people “putting things into storage,” but have you ever considered doing it yourself? Garages and attic are great for storing smaller items, but anything large or valuable needs somewhere that’s more spacious and better protected from dust and the elements. A storage facility could be just the answer. There are so many benefits to using a storage facility, if you really think about it.
1. Reduce Clutter
A clutter-free home is a relaxing home. There are actually scientific studies that report that clutter can raise cortisol levels, which leads to stress and anxiety. Just because you have a lot of extraneous items in your home doesn’t mean you have to throw them all out. Placing items that are important to you but clutter up your home into storage allows you to save them for a day in the future when you may want to take them out of storage and display them, pass them on to other family members, or use them in some other capacity.
2. Make Space
Similar to reducing clutter, sometimes you just don’t have space for all of your possessions. However, you may one day have that space, or you may not be ready to part with certain items. That’s okay! Put those items in storage and you can re-evaluate them at a later date when your living situation may be different.
3. Keep Family Heirlooms Safe
Family heirlooms are precious, but they may not have a place in your home. Perhaps they don’t fit with your decor or are too big for your space. Or maybe they are extremely valuable and you want to keep them somewhere protected–somewhere safer than within your own home. One of the many benefits of using storage facilities is they have security systems to protect all the items entrusted to them. A storage facility’s professional security system should help put your mind at ease about the safety of your family heirlooms.
4. Help With Downsizing
Are you downsizing but not ready to let go of certain possessions? Or is your downsized situation only temporary? Whatever your reason for holding onto items while downsizing, storage is a perfect solution for maintaining ownership of possessions while living somewhere too small for them.
5. Get Your Home Sale-Ready
If you are trying to sell your home, your realtor or a decorator may advise you to take out some of your furniture and other items from around your home to keep the space looking as neutral as possible for buyers. You may even use staging furniture in place of your own. That means you need somewhere to put all your stuff. A storage facility is a perfect place for you to keep items until you move into your new home.
6. Protect Possessions During Construction
Building on a home can be exciting, but it can often mean you need to move out portions of your home so your belongings don’t get destroyed during the construction process. Putting your furniture, TV, and other items into storage is a smart, convenient way to keep your stuff safe until your home is ready for you to move back in.
Take Advantage of the Benefits of Using a Storage Facility
At Big John’s Moving, we operate a state-of-the-art storage facility called Little John’s Storage that has over one million cubic feet of storage space. New customers even get their first month free! No matter what your reason for needing one, storage facilities are here for you to make your life easier and to keep your belongings secure for as long as you need.