It’s cold, it’s dark and it’s full of junk! It used to store vehicles, bikes and other shiny objects, but now, it’s one of the most inhospitable places on the planet for humans.
Oh wait… that’s your garage.
Imagine the liberation in reclaiming the two-car garage you got when you purchased your home. You could turn it into anything: a workshop, a recording studio, a yoga space or even a place to park your cars.
Per square foot, renting a self storage unit is actually cheaper than that space attached to your house that’s become unusable, jammed with bikes, camping gear, and who knows what’s under those boxes.
You own that space… put up a fight and take it back my friend!
Heck, if you need a van to cart everything away, many storage facilities can help.
Whether you’re just starting off or have a solid group, finding a place to jam is one of the most important things for a band. How else will you bring the house down at your next gig or make it big without practice, practice, practice?
Unfortunately, your family and neighbors may not agree on the place you choose to jam. Garages and basements just aren’t built to keep all that awesome in one room. While you’re kickin’ it with your band mates, someone else is slamming on the door asking to keep the noise down.
With houses closer and closer together and built with thinner materials that don’t cancel noise, jamming in the suburbs these days isn’t all that easy. These spaces may also be small because they’re used for other things.
The alternatives aren’t any better. Renting a space on a regular basis comes at a premium. Then there’s soundproofing rooms – who can afford that?!
Have you ever thought of a self storage unit? You’d be shocked to know that many storage facilities offer units for band practice. You don’t need to worry about people asking you to turn it down or a cramped space anymore.
Whether you’re downsizing your home, your life or your kids, you may find yourself in need of a storage unit in a hurry.
Maybe you’re retiring and need to move from your five bedroom country home to a condo downtown, closer to a popular neighborhood and friends. Perhaps your kids have moved out of the house, on to university and living lives of their own, and you don’t need that big space anymore.
Sometimes it isn’t your choice. You lost your job and need to downsize to a more affordable home or you’ve gone through a divorce and need to find a new, smaller space. You don’t always choose what life throws at you.
No matter what the case, downsizing doesn’t mean junking – don’t throw everything away! You can keep your belongings that you don’t necessarily access every day: items that remind you of your kids, a vinyl collection, art, power tools, etc… they can all be kept in a self storage unit.
You may need a small storage space, or something a little bigger. Self storage units come in a variety of sizes to suit your needs.
Although you’re downsizing your life, don’t downsize your stuff.
The semester is over and you need some R&R after finals, right? You’re planning your summer, when you realize – where do I put all my stuff? Bummer… you have to put your plans on hold.
Your parents are probably as excited about lugging your belongings back to their clean and tidy garage as much as you are.
A self storage unit offers a great alternative to traveling back and forth between school and home. You can keep your things close to your dorm room or apartment and access them easily when classes pick up again in the fall. Many storage facilities are located close to campuses across North America to make this even more convenient.
Don’t be too worried about cost. Storage facilities offer great discounts for students and deals to cater to your short term needs.
Maybe mom and dad would even be willing to chip in. Better yet, find a friend to share the unit… and the cost.
That way you can save a few bucks for the more important things during summer break.
Worried about your items being damaged because of the weather?
We have two words for you: CLIMATE CONTROL. The majority of storage facilities offer this important perk, for a premium.
Climate control keeps temperatures and humidity levels constant, which can be very important when storing things long term, such as sporting equipment, mattresses, books, documents, board games, instruments, artwork…
Climate-controlled units reduce these risks by keeping the space at a safe temperature.
Is climate control for you?
If you are storing items with sentimental, historical, or monetary value, climate control might be worth the extra few bucks. If these possessions are irreplaceable, expensive or being stored for an extended period of time, a clean, secure, and dry storage unit is essential.
Moving is tough, even under the best of circumstances.
What can make it even harder is figuring out the logistics when you’re in the midst of a divorce or recent split.
Sifting through belongings can be painstaking and exhausting… so where should you even begin?!
The important thing is to deal with the essentials- first and foremost. The bedroom furniture, the kitchen appliances, the designer coffee table. Make sure you have a clear idea of what you’re taking with you to start on this next chapter in your life in a new home. Box it up, pack it up, and get it ready for the big move.
This is where it gets tough : Christmas decorations, family keepsakes, the children’s memory boxes, your wedding dress. These are not things you want to be sifting through during what may be a more emotionally difficult time in your life.
These belongings are important to you, and you should absolutely take the time to go through them- when you feel good and ready.
Sometimes the only extra space you may have in your home is the spooky, haunted, spider-infested cellar and it just so happens to flood every spring. Why risk the demise of your most prized possessions at the hands of an unpredictable beast?
We get it, Mother Nature : you don’t care about anyone’s vintage comic books, impressive board game library, or extensive record collection.
But we do.
Let’s find you a storage unit that’s affordable, secure and best of all… dry!