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Do I Need a Self Storage Unit? Exploring the Benefits of Self Storage

As you look around your home, ask yourself about the current state of things. Do you feel like your closets are overstuffed? Are you running out of room in your garage or basement? Are you tired of shuffling items from one room to another when you have guests?

A self storage unit can be the perfect storage solution to many of these problems, and it costs a lot less than buying or renting a new, larger home. It’s helpful for storing holiday decorations, off-season clothing, antiques you’re not currently using, personal collections, and many other things.

Do you need self storage? Keep reading for sure-fire signs that you can benefit from self storage in your life.

Three Signs You Need a Self Storage Unit

Clutter has a way of creeping up on you, often without you even realizing it. If any of the three following statements describe you, it may be time to think about renting a storage unit.

Your Surroundings Distract You

Research has proven that overwhelming clutter in the home can not only cause stress but also distract and overwhelm you. If you find yourself tripping over items in walkways or opening cabinets only to have their contents fall into your lap—or onto your head—it may be time to do some decluttering.

Spending time going through closets, cabinets, and cubbies to sort through your possessions can be a great experience, especially if you have a lot of items you use occasionally. Instead of getting rid of these items outright, box them up and place them in self storage so that you can retrieve them as necessary.

You Can’t Use Your Treadmill

Items stored in unexpected places are a huge red flag that you need additional storage. If you’re hanging clothes or piling the patio furniture’s cushions on your treadmill, that’s a definite sign you’re running out of room. If you can’t use it now, you won’t use it later.

Exercise equipment is expensive! Don’t let other household items make it impossible to use it. Consider investing in outdoor storage ottomans for your cushions, or use a self storage unit for all those seasonal decorations and furniture items you don’t have space for inside your home.

Your Car is Parked in the Driveway

This isn’t a problem on its own, but if your home has a garage that your car cannot fit inside, you may want to look at alternative storage options. It’s fun to own a motorcycle, snowmobile, or boat, but if owning those forces you to leave your car out of the garage, it may not be so fun (especially on rainy days or in the cold of winter). Renting a storage unit or vehicle parking at a storage facility allows you to have the best of both worlds. Store your snowmobile, motorcycle, or boat at a self storage facility and reclaim your garage for its intended purpose.

Got additional boxes crowding out your parking place? Self storage is a versatile way to contain all that clutter, too!

The Benefits of Self Storage with StorageMart

It’s easy to see how self-storage can be used to declutter your home, your daily routine, and even your lifestyle. But the benefits aren’t limited to just freeing up space and creating clear surfaces.

Secure Storage for Your Most Valued Possessions

The items you store may be temporarily out of sight and out of mind—but not for us. In fact, when it comes to security, we leave absolutely nothing to chance. That means disc locks, security cameras, keypad entry, and 24-hour monitoring at most StorageMart locations.

We can even accept deliveries on your behalf (business or personal), sign for the item, and give the delivery person access to your unit to deliver your package. You’ll no longer have to worry if that valuable item you ordered will be left unattended on your front porch until it’s noticed by a thief.

The Flexibility to Fit Your Life

You may think that entering into a self-storage agreement is a long-term commitment with plenty of rules and restrictions. Well, think again. As a private company with strong family values, we’re proud to offer 24/7 customer service (as well as 24-hour access), a no-hassle rental process, and flexible month-to-month leases.

We also keep things simple financially: we never charge a deposit, and you only need to provide notice of ending your lease the month before you intend to move out.

Protection Against the Elements

You may be tempted to store your items in your garage or shed. But what about mold, humidity, water damage, and pests? Only a small number of items are suitable to be stored in these places (e.g. gardening equipment). For everything else, a more moderate environment is needed.

We offer two types of special units for temperature-sensitive items: heated units (in areas with very cold winters) and climate-controlled units, which are heated in the winter and cooled in the summer to keep the interior at a moderate temperature. This is the ideal storage solution for delicate items such as electronics, antiques, or musical instruments.

We also take pest control very seriously. StorageMart facilities are regularly inspected and sprayed by pest control professionals, and our staff perform twice-daily walkthroughs to detect signs of pests.

Have more questions about the benefits of self storage? Contact us or find your nearest storage facility online today.