4 Reasons Why Self-Storage is a Mover’s Best Friend

4 Reasons Why Self-Storage is a Mover's Best FriendIf you are moving, chances are the number of items that were cluttering your home is overwhelming you. Rather than cram everything into your new home, you may be wondering what to do with the excess items.

The answer is simple: Self-storage.

Below we review four benefits self-storage units provide movers.

1. Create Extra Room in Your New Home 

Keep your new home uncluttered. When moving in, don’t try to make room for everything. Create open spaces and store the items that you don’t know need right now. When you redecorate, switch your current items out for stored ones to create a new look and feel to your home.

If you’re upgrading furniture and appliances, consider storing the old ones if you plan to use them in the future. This will keep them in good condition until you pass them onto your kids or donate them to a good cause. 

2. Keep Items In Climate-Controlled Surroundings

Your belongings are precious to you, which means you care about their longevity. Climate can affect their health. It’s nice when friends or family offer to store items in their garage or basement, but you don’t have control over the conditions that can cause damage.

Look for self-storage facilities that offer climate-controlled units to prolong their use. These units keep your items out of extreme temperatures and humidity. For example, they protect electronics from overheating or wooden furniture from warping.

3. Easily Access Belongings  

Select a self-storage facility that provides 24-hour accessibility. This will allow you to obtain items after work, on weekends or whenever is most convenient.

You can easily store and swap seasonal items, such as shovels, snow blowers, patio furniture and grills. It’s also great for your holiday decorations. Keep them out of the way in the offseason, and pull them out when you need them.

4. Enjoy Unique Amenities 

Renting a self-storage unit not only helps after you move, but during as well. For example, Security Self Storage offers amenities to make your transition easier. One way is by providing customers with a free valet moving truck (certain restriction apply). We will come to your home and allow you to pack up items for your storage unit.

Also get moving supplies at discounted prices – Plus, receive an extra 10% off purchases on the day of your leasing. Available supplies include:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Dish and glass packers
  • Locks
  • Plastic furniture covers
  • Tape

Security Self Storage offers exceptional benefits to movers. We are here to make your move a breeze. Visit our Ohio Storage Facilities page to find which of our four locations is most convenient for you.

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Comments

  1. Rockford Johnson's avatar
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    Cool post! I learned a lot about self-storage by reading this article. Thank you for explaining how "You can easily store and swap seasonal items, such as shovels, snow blowers, patio furniture, and grills. It’s also great for your holiday decorations. Keep them out of the way in the offseason, and pull them out when you need them." My family has a self-storage unit and it has helped us to keep a lot of things organized and has helped us to keep a lot of things stowed away safely.
  2. Norm Kotoch's avatar
    Norm Kotoch
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    Thanks for reading it, Rockford. I'm glad you found it useful!
  3. Rockford Johnson's avatar
    Rockford Johnson
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    I never would have guessed that a self-storage unit could be so beneficial. I really like how you explained that "Renting a self-storage unit not only helps after you move, but during as well." I have never used self-storage services before but I can imagine how helpful one can be during a move since it will give you a place to store your things.
  4. Norm Kotoch's avatar
    Norm Kotoch
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    I'm glad you were able to learn more about self-storage units in this post, Rockford! Thank you for reading! Self-storage units can serve as a convenient and cost-effective way for homeowners to store their belongings while they renovate or relocate.
  5. Jasper Whiteside's avatar
    Jasper Whiteside
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    You're right, climate control is a very important thing to consider when looking at storage facilities. If you are storing musical instruments this is especially important to consider. If it fits in a case you have less to worry about because you can put a humidifier in with it, but a piano is too big to fit in a case.
  6. Norm Kotoch's avatar
    Norm Kotoch
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    Thanks for taking the time to read this post, Jasper. There are definitely many items that require a temperature controlled room, including instruments. Before storing any items in self-storage units, it’s important to understand all of your belonging’s unique needs to ensure longevity.
  7. Dave Anderson's avatar
    Dave Anderson
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    I agree that putting excess clutter items in a storage unit is a great idea, especially when moving. I also think that it is important to find a storage unit that can be accessed 24 hours of the day because you never know when you will be in need of the items you have stored away. I am excited to clear out the clutter in my house to start being more organized.
  8. Norm Kotoch's avatar
    Norm Kotoch
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    I completely agree, Dave! We provide our clients with 24/7-access to their storage units so they can come and go as they please. I believe this makes the moving process less stressful, knowing you can access your stored belongings at your own convenience.
  9. Braden Bills's avatar
    Braden Bills
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    I'm going to be moving into a new home, but I don't know how I'm going to fit all of my stuff. I didn't even think about using a storage unit! It would be nice to store my extra stuff in there while I get my new home sorted out.
  10. Norm Kotoch's avatar
    Norm Kotoch
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    Thanks for reading, Braden. Renting a self-storage unit is a great way to stay organized and less stressed during a move!
  11. Ridley Fitzgerald's avatar
    Ridley Fitzgerald
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    I have never used self storage before, so thanks for the tips you have here. We are moving in the summer, so I have been doing some research to see if we want to use a storage unit. I like the idea of keeping our new home uncluttered for as long as possible, so we'll probably use one!
  12. Norm Kotoch's avatar
    Norm Kotoch
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    I'm glad you found these tips helpful, Ridley! Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

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