Small Storage Units Help Apartment Dwellers Clear the Clutter

Small Storage Units for Apartment DwellersIf you’re moving into a new apartment or downsizing to a condo, you may find you’re squeezed for square footage.

A small self-storage unit will offer the solution you need. A 5x10 or 10x10 space can securely hold excess furniture, appliances, electronics, out-of-season clothing and more.

Young adults move often and quickly, while the boomer generation is reinventing retirement by moving to urban rental housing. Protect your belongings and be free to relocate or travel by selecting a small unit with flexible lease terms. Read on to learn if a self-storage unit can help you adjust to a smaller living space.

Is a Small Self-Storage Unit Right for Me?

Individuals relocating to an apartment, condo or town home that cannot accommodate excess furniture and household items will enjoy the benefits of a small self-storage unit. Life-change scenarios fitting for a unit may include:

  • A young professional relocating from college to his or her first apartment.
  • Young adults making moves in their careers, and into new living spaces.
  • Newlyweds combining belongings and moving into their first apartment.
  • Retirees and empty-nesters who are ready to downsize.

A 5x10 storage unit is similar to a large walk-in closet, perfect for storing excess clothing, appliances, home goods and small pieces of furniture. Or, you can bump up to a 10x10 space, which will hold the majority of contents from a main room, including sofas, desks, chairs, lamps, mattresses and other common household items.

What Are the Benefits?

There’s more to a self-storage unit than square footage. Small storage units can offer big amenities that will keep your belongings safe with premium security and climate control. Look for a unit that offers some or all of the following features:

  • 24-hour surveillance with ample lighting.
  • State-of-the-art locks, individual door alarms and pass-code entry.
  • Carpeting and a weatherproof structure.
  • 24-hour access to your unit.
  • Flexible lease times.

Specific items, such as household appliances, collectibles, wine and instruments should be stored in a unit that is climate controlled. This ensures the item is protected from mold, rapid aging, warping and other damages caused by temperature and humidity.

What’s the Investment Value?

While you may not have the space to keep excess furniture, appliances and keepsakes in your apartment, you may not want to discard them either. Instead of keeping your belongings in a family member’s garage, basement or attic, which leaves them vulnerable to water damage, insects and erratic climate changes, invest in self-storage.

The amenities outlined above will keep your belongings safe from theft and weather threats associated with alternative storage options.

Are you ready to create more space in your apartment, town house or condo? Contact Security Self Storage for a quote today!

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Comments

  1. Jack Palmer's avatar
    Jack Palmer
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    It's nice to know that, "Small storage units can offer big amenities that will keep y our belongings safe with premium security and climate control." I think it would be beneficial for me and my wife to find a storage unit to store some things as we move into a smaller apartment. Here's a random question for you, how do some storage units end up being auctioned? Do some of the owners just abandon all of there things? I've wondered that recently as I've seen some of those rather entertaining TV shows. In all seriousness, thanks for the tips! They will really come in handy when we move this summer.
  2. Rockford Johnson's avatar
    Rockford Johnson
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    Thank you for helping me understand the benefits of having a self-storage. I really like how you explained that "Small storage units can offer big amenities that will keep your belongings safe with premium security and climate control." My sister has said that her self-storage unit has helped her to keep her apartment neat and organized since it gives her a place to store things that she does not use.
  3. Norm Kotoch's avatar
    Norm Kotoch
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    Thank you for taking the time to read my post, Rockford! I’m glad this post was able to help you better understand the benefits of self-storage units. Utilizing a self-storage unit is a great way to declutter your apartment or small living space.
  4. Justin Knox's avatar
    Justin Knox
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    Thank you for the help. I have been considering using a storage unit recently. I am about to get married, as you mentioned, so I think it could be helpful. How would you determine the right storage unit size?
  5. Norm Kotoch's avatar
    Norm Kotoch
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    I'm glad you found this post helpful, Justin. Congratulations on your engagement and wedding! Many newlyweds utilize self-storage units to organize their belongings before and after their big day. Selecting a unit size depends on what specifically you will be storing. We have many experts on staff who would be happy to work with you to determine the right size unit for your items.
  6. Rockford Johnson's avatar
    Rockford Johnson
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    This article has really helped me to understand the benefits that come with having a storage unit. I really like how you explained that "While you may not have the space to keep excess furniture, appliances and keepsakes in your apartment, you may not want to discard them either. Instead of keeping your belongings in a family member’s garage, basement or attic, which leaves them vulnerable to water damage, insects and erratic climate changes, invest in self-storage." I have never never rented a self-storage unit before but I can imagine how helpful one can be when it comes to storing appliances tha tyou are not using.
  7. Norm Kotoch's avatar
    Norm Kotoch
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    Thank you for reading, Rockford! I'm glad you were able to learn something new in this post. Climate-controlled self-storage units protect household appliances from unfavorable conditions and can help you declutter when there is not enough room to keep valuable items onsite.
  8. Elsa Anderson's avatar
    Elsa Anderson
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    Living in an apartment is great, but the one downside is I don't have enough storage space for all my belongings. I don't want to move, so I think to solve that problem I will rent a small storage unit to store all my extra stuff. I like how you point out that with storage units you also get 24-hour surveillance that protects all your belongings.
  9. Norm Kotoch's avatar
    Norm Kotoch
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    Security is a top priority for our customer’s belongings, Elsa, so I’m glad you find this valuable! We want our customers to feel as though they are storing their belongings in a secured environment. We also offer 24/7 access so you can come and go as you please to your unit.

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