Look around your town and tell me one of the fastest growing businesses you see. More than likely it is not going to be a restaurant, tanning salon, or even vapor shop (although those are popping up left and right in my town). More than likely your town has seen an influx of self-storage units. These are typically brown units with bright orange roofs that seem to pop up overnight.
So with all these storage units, who is using them and what are they putting in them?
It would seem at some point in history people ran out of room in their attics, basements, garages, and outdoor sheds!
After The Death Of A Loved One
For many people, the death of a family member is rather traumatic. While we miss their physical presence, their belongings can tear at the heartstrings on a daily basis. For that reason, many individuals will put a loved one’s belongings into storage until they are better equipped to deal with it.
Safety And Security
The are many collectors who have turned to local storage units as a way of keeping their prized valuables safe and secure. Storage units offer climate controlled spaces that are often fireproof and offer state of the art security. It is a cheaper alternative than anything an individual could build in their home. These units often hold the valuable comic book, baseball card, and document collections that are valued in the millions.
Many of us have found ourselves between homes, living in temporary housing. It is almost impossible to carry all of our belongings from one house to the next. Not only would it be expensive it would be rather time-consuming. In situations like this, a storage unit offers a quick solution to store safely all of your belongings until you are ready for a final move. Your belongings will remain safe and secure for as long as you pay your monthly storage bill. It is a less stressful way of having to deal with a difficult move.
Just Extra Storage
While there are many reasons, people end up renting a storage unit the most common is outgrowing your current storage needs. The attic may be packed to capacity, or the garage can no longer fit the car anymore. These are the reasons people turn to their neighborhood storage centers. It gives them a little more control over the clutter that is taking over their homes and lives.
A storage center gives you the opportunity to hold onto your belongings as opposed to selling them in a yard sale or just tossing them in the trash to make more room. They also offer an area to keep valuables safe from fire, theft, and damage. While they offer a lot of benefits, you just have to remember to pay your bill on time. Or you just may see your belongings being auctioned off on national television!