If you are reaching retirement age, you may be considering downsizing your home. Rooms once required for your children and belongings may seem excessive now, and a smaller home, condo or apartment may be in your future. After years of having a large home, however, you probably have too many belongings and pieces of furniture to fit into a smaller residence. You’ll have to decide what to sell, what to donate and what to store.
The benefits of downsizing
Smaller homes are less expensive to own and they are much easier to clean. If you are able to find a buyer, you may even supplement your retirement fund from the money you’ll make from the sale. The question becomes, where are you going to put all your stuff?
Self-storage to the rescue
Any time you move, it is advisable to assess your belongings. You may find that there are some personal belongings that you no longer need. It is also likely that you will discover a number of great items that you don’t use often but absolutely cannot part with. These items can become clutter in your new home and they can take time to clean and maintain.
Putting items you do not need every day in a storage unit is a great way to remove clutter and free up space in your smaller home. The best storage units are totally safe and secure and they won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Preserve your belongings
Another benefit of self-storage is temperature control. Vulnerable belongings such as old furniture, paintings and wine can suffer damage if not properly stored. Many storage units have temperature control, which allows you to keep the room at a consistent and safe temperature. This will prevent warping of your wood products, premature aging of your wine and more.
Find a space that’s right for you
If you are downsizing, why not pay a visit to STORBOX? We have plenty of units available to help you keep your belongings safe. Whether you only need the space for a month during the move or you need a more long-term solution for your belongings, STORBOX has the room to help you keep your things secure.