While great places to live, apartments and condominiums provide less space for the items you love. For some of us, this may mean getting rid of a few things. For others, it creates a constant struggle over space with closets packed way too tightly.
With self storage, there’s no need to get rid of your treasures. Below, we highlight a few item categories that, if stored, could help create room in your apartment, giving you more space to enjoy.
1. Store Holiday Decorations
The holidays bring family and friends together in cheer—and garb. As you look at your closets, you will probably find that many of the items within them fall along the lines of seasonal holiday decorations, which are only needed once per year. Almost all of these items can be stored easily during the offseason in a self-storage unit.
2. Store Unused Furniture
If downsizing from a bigger home to an apartment or condominium, you may find yourself with more furniture than rooms to put it. Instead of selling the excess, consider storing the additional pieces. You can always swap out furniture throughout the year to give your unit a fresh look year round.
3. Store Seasonal Clothing
As the seasons change, so does your wardrobe. Heavy sweaters and coats take up space in the summer, and certain shoes are not sensible during winter months.
Instead of keeping all possible outfits with you, consider storing the clothing you know you will not need and freeing up some closet space. Store winter items while it’s warm and summer items while it’s cool to give yourself more room.
4. Store Childhood Belongings
For those moving into their first rental unit, or downsizing, you may not know what to do with your boxes of childhood memories. Old toys, stuffed animals, clothes and more can take up a lot of space, without much use aside from serving as a reminder of simpler times. Self storage can keep these sentimental mementos close without taking over room that you need for everyday use.
5. Store Old Entertainment
Movies, books, music and more, we form collections. Throughout the year, many of these items remain idle, while others are enjoyed. Consider moving books read, movies watched, and music you’ve overplayed elsewhere to create extra shelf room.
What items would you move offsite to make your apartment or condominium more spacious? Let us know in the comment section below.
Northeast Ohioans: Have extra items in your apartment or condominium that you’d like to store away? Visit our storage facilities page for the address and number of our location nearest you, and let us know how we can help!