Retirement can be an exciting time, but the some of the decisions you’ll feel pressed to make can feel overwhelming. A self storage unit can help make those decisions easier: “Should I downsize my home or divide my time between home and a seasonal condo?” “Should I purge my belongings or save them for family members who might want them in the future?” To help your transition into retirement, the experts at Secure Self Storage came up with 5 ways a self storage unit can help make this process easier.
- Downsizing? Store that furniture first. Just because you’re ready to downsize doesn’t necessarily mean you’re ready to part with certain pieces of furniture, especially if they’ve been handed down through family for years. Rather than making rash decisions you may later regret, place any furniture that you’re unsure about into a self storage unit. Many storage facilities offer flexible leasing options, so you’re not stuck in a yearlong lease when you just need space for a few months.
- Store those seasonal items, especially if you’re a snowbird. If you decide to buy something for seasonal getaways but you don’t want your year-round residence to get cluttered, then consider storing seasonal items inside a self storage unit. To protect your clothing and equipment such as skis, snowboards, golf clubs or tennis rackets from temperature and humidity changes, opt for a facility with climate-controlled units.
- Store your car, truck, boat or RV for the long term. With retirement comes more free time to travel, explore and enjoy new places. If you’re looking forward to taking long trips to faraway destinations, then you may want to consider storing your car. Rather than stressing about whether or not it’s safe on your driveway or in your garage, store it in a facility with 24/7 surveillance security, so you can have peace of mind that your baby will not only still be there when you get back from your trip, but will be in pristine condition.
- Free up space… for whatever reason. Just because you may not be planning on downsizing doesn’t mean that you don’t want to free up space in your current home. Whether you want to declutter so you can finally tackle those renovations you’ve been waiting years to do, or simply want to make more room for new hobbies, clearing up space can help you make room for the next chapter. Looking to turn your old office into a guest room but don’t want to throw out your antique desk? Store it and take it out when you want, whether that’s for a new home, a part-time project or to pass down to your grandchild who just landed a new job.
- Organize now, save time later. Whatever items you’re keeping in your self storage unit, make sure you place them in there by importance. Storing seasonal clothes? Make sure these items are not all the way in the back of your unit, hidden behind furniture that won’t be touched for years. This will save you time and hassle in the future.
For more tips on how a storage unit can help you retire effortlessly so it doesn’t feel like a job, contact the team at Secure Self Storage.