If you are like most men, there will come a time in your life when you will want to stop living like a pig and actually organize your belongings like a decent adult.
You’ll want to leave that cramped apartment that you share with your college buddies. You’ll want to fix your stuff so you won’t have to spend hours looking for a legal document. You might even want to organize your bills and receipts in a neat folder and stick to a monthly budget.
It’s not magic. It’s called growing up.
One of the most important steps to adulthood is actually as simple as knowing how to keep your space organized and clutter-free. Storing things properly and occasional de-cluttering can prevent your home from turning your space into a chaotic mess. You don’t have to throw away all the things that do not “spark joy,” but you do have to ditch the unnecessary and organize the things that matter.
But what if you have a lot of stuff but don’t have enough space? No matter how much you try to move and organize stuff, your home will not feel comfortable if you have a serious space problem.
A storage facility might help. If you’re starting to get overwhelmed with all the clutter, just rent a storage facility where you can store things that you don’t use every day. It will help you with your adulting goals and make your life so much easier.
Here are five situations where getting a storage unit can be particularly helpful for you:
You Recently Went Through A Heartbreak
When a happy couple decides that they don’t want to live together anymore, it often translates to moving to smaller homes separately. You might no longer have enough space for all your valuables and belongings. You might not even know who gets to keep what right after a breakup or divorce.
Truth be told, it will be hard to move on from a heartbreak if you are surrounded with all the stuff you shared together with your partner. If you don’t have plans on how to sort everything out yet or if you really want to move to a smaller place ASAP, it’s a good idea to rent a storage space for the stuff you shared together.
Perhaps you want to switch to a minimalist lifestyle or maybe you want a home that requires less maintenance. Perhaps you don’t want a lower mortgage or you just need a change of scenery. People downsize for different reasons, but one common problem is not having adequate space to fit in the furniture from a bigger home. If you rent a storage unit, it’s perfectly possible for you to keep all the stuff you have and continue living in a smaller home.
The important thing is to choose your storage unit wisely. If you are downsizing to save money, for example, make sure that the total rental for your storage unit and your smaller home is less than your rental fees in a bigger home. Price out the costs and study your budget before you proceed.
You Need Space For All Your Hobbies
Even if you are trying your best to keep your toys organized, clutter still takes up a lot of space. You might find some of your sports equipment overflowing into your living area or your power tools spilling into your balcony. You might also have a collection that’s taking up a lot of valuable space or maybe a motorbike that’s not in a secure area. You might even have a boat or RV that’s causing you a lot of headache.
Having too many toys is definitely a problem, especially if you share your space with your family.
Renting a storage space might give you an easy solution. It will give you more space to breathe while allowing you to quickly look at your treasures when you need them. With less clutter in your home, you don’t need to spend a lot of time cleaning, organizing, and searching. You’ll have more time to focus on doing things that are really important to you and you’ll have more space to relax. Plus, you don’t need to explain every single purchase you make to anyone! You can just bring it directly to storage.
You’re Expanding Your Business
Planning to expand your online store or eBay business? Congratulations! The first step you have to take is to separate your home life from your business. You wouldn’t want to allow piles and piles of your inventory to take over your kitchen, living room, and bedroom.
What’s more? You can try looking for a storage company that also offers flexi office spaces that will allow you to access your stocks faster. Plus, this arrangement can help ensure that you are away from most distractions while working and that you really spend quality time with your family when you are at home.
You’re A Frequent Traveler
Do you travel or move around often? Don’t see the need to invest in a big home because you are not around very often anyway? If you have a lot of stuff, it may be a good idea to invest in a storage unit so you don’t need to bring your heavy and bulky items with you when you need to move to a new place. It can be a big hassle trying to move everything with you every time you travel, right?
With a storage unit, you don’t have to worry about security as well. Even when you are away on vacation or on your business trip, you can be confident that your things are in good hands. Pro tip: Make sure you organize your belongings really well. Don’t forget to pack everything right and to label, label, label.