Most of us insist on keeping our personal possessions forever and always nearby. Some might call it a survival strategy, or signs of pack rat behavior. Either way it’s a predicament that plagues many people with limited room in their homes to tidy away the excess clutter.
The problem can be easily fixed with self storage, but many people view these places as either shady, expensive, and/or an utter waste of money. It’s important to know the truth about today’s self storage facilities and think about how they can help you in bettering the organization of your house and your mind.
Falsehood Number One: Self Storage Attracts Thievery
Thieves would love to thrive on self storage, but they can’t. Most if not all storage facilities have at least one employee on duty 24 hours a day, and if not are rigged with state-of-the-art alarms that discourage criminal conduct.
Even if the threat of immediate law enforcement notice doesn’t discourage thieves, the super-secured doors and locks make it almost impossible to break into a storage unit without causing enough of a ruckus to alert the attendant or someone else nearby.
Falsehood Number Two: Only “Pack Rats” Need Self Storage
Storage units accommodate vehicles and other big items you might have a reason to stow for long or short periods of time. StorageMart for example prides itself in its variety of vehicle storage options. But besides vehicles there are countless other non-clutter happy reasons self storage is the key to your better organization skills.
It could just be a matter of clearing out a room to build a home office, or temporarily housing furniture during a much needed renovation.
Falsehood Number Three: They’re Dank and Infested with Vermin or Worse
We’ve been raised with movie and television clichés where investigators break into a long forgotten storage unit wherein someone’s body parts are found in moldy crates and cars caked in dust and crawling with critters.
You have to remember filmmakers like to embellish on atmosphere and that depiction in no way reflects how storage units look in real life. Almost all of them are climate controlled. Keeping the insides of their units dry and uninviting to infestation is a top priority.
Falsehood Number Four: The Good Ones are Expensive
Simply not true. Respectable and highly-praised storage facilities are guaranteed to offer rates you’ll find affordable and reasonable for the duration of your storage experience. The real problem is when less-than-admirable storage centers attempt to “undercut” the competition by not offering basic factors of accommodation.
Falsehood Number Five: You’re Forced to Sign onto a Long-Term Agreement
Another one that is pretty much fictitious. Storage facilities have nothing to gain from individuals if they contracted them to a certain length of time. Those storing items would simply remove them and stop paying and then there’s empty locker space that could be used for other people.
They thrive on turnaround as much as long-lasting relationships and have no problem with a month’s worth of storage or a decade.
Getting yourself organized can just be a matter of clearing the debris of too much stuff in the house. Minimizing your home storage problems can allow you more time to focus on what’s important and making your home life better. Don’t disregard an option that’s so readily right for you.