If you’re moving into a new apartment or downsizing to a condo, you may find you’re squeezed for square footage.
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!