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When a Storage Unit Might Be Useful

There are so many times when you might consider renting a storage unit. Storage units are not just for piling all of the stuff you have accumulated that you just don’t know what to do with. In fact, storage units can be life savers when faced with a challenge that requires placing your belongings in a secure and clean environment temporarily. Let’s take a look at some of those situations.

Home Remodeling

Are you embarking on a home remodeling project? This could be a simple floor refinishing, whole house painting, or a new addition. Chances are good that you don’t want your furnishings and other personal belongings exposed to the elements, construction debris, or to persons working in your home who you don’t really know well.

You could of course get a POD that sits on your front lawn to place items in. However, these are relatively small and your neighbors may not want to be looking at a container for weeks. A good alternative is renting a storage unit in a temperature controlled environment.

Whole House Cleaning

While we do tend to clean our homes on a regular basis, there are times when a thorough house cleaning is necessary. This may happen after a mishap, such as smoke from a kitchen fire or damage from a leaky roof. A remediation company will be able to remove the damage, but they might not be equipped to deal with personal belongings.

In an emergency like this you can store your personal items offsite and take your time to go through them while they are safe. A Phoenix storage facility can help with these situations.

Your College Grad Moved Back Home

This is the era where kids move back home after they graduate from college. You might not be ready to take in all that they have acquired over the past 4 years. This is when a small storage unit may be helpful.

Don’t spend a lot. Just get a smaller unit and direct the offspring right to it with key in hand. Let them know that they are in charge of everything in storage and will eventually have to find a permanent space for it all. This may give your grad a little time to figure out what he or she wants to do. Of course, if you want your kids to live with you forever, then let them move their bongo drums and waterbeds into the house.

Selling Your Home

It is not uncommon for a realtor to walk through a home and suggest that you purge or de-clutter to improve the potential for the sale of the home. Buyers want to see the space and envision their own furnishings in it. A cluttered home leaves very little to the imagination. Move any excess into a storage unit to better the chances of selling your home.

There are often times when a secure storage unit is just a necessity. Many facilities offer climate controlled indoor units for furnishings and clothing or garage style outdoor units where you can even store a vehicle or boat. They may also have trucks available to help with the move.

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