Here in the United States, it’s far from uncommon to struggle with matters of storage. In fact, with the average family having as many as 300,000 objects in their home, it’s all too likely that your home itself is feeling a bit cluttered. All too frequently, households and families move to storing their excess objects in the garage, so much so that this has actually rendered as many as one fourth of all two car garages unusable for their intended purpose – and another 32% or so only able to fit one car instead of the ideal two.
If you’re looking to declutter your home and reclaim your space, there are fortunately a number of different options that you can take advantage of. First, you can simply decide what objects you no longer need and throw them away. Dumpster rentals are ideal for this very purpose, allowing you to purge whatever you don’t want in your home in one big go. In addition to this, dumpsters take care of the problem quickly and efficiently and once they are hauled away, you don’t need to deal with them ever again.
In addition to this, you can also give away your unwanted objects to various charitable organizations, as it is estimated that very nearly 100% of all textile products can be recycled in some way. Used clothing donations and donations of canned foods and even blankets are particularly welcome at various charities such as the American Red Cross. For the objects that you can’t donate, a yard sale or garage sale is a great way to sell them, as is listing them on various online resale platforms that have become quite popular in recent years.
But when you have too many objects that you don’t want to part with, you should consider renting a storage unit at a local storage facility. Storage units come in all different unit sizes and therefore at all different price points, meaning that the use of a storage unit is likely ideal for just about every family or household that is in need of more space. Fortunately, with more than 58,000 self storage facilities found all throughout the country, various self storage unit sizes and storage options are easily accessible to many households, no matter where they might be located here in the United States.
When you get a self storage unit, however, you’ll want to take a few different things into consideration. First of all, of course, you’ll want to consider both unit sizes and price. The unit sizes that are available to you are hugely important of course, as a storage facility that doesn’t offer big enough unit sizes is obviously not a storage facility that you really want to store your things at. But if the unit sizes are right, you’ll want to look at the amenities offered by the storage unit rental facility in question.
For instance, how many days of the week does this storage facility in question let you visit your storage unit (no matter what the unit sizes)? If it’s the right storage unit for you, it’ll likely let you come any day of the week, ideal for managing your own possessions. Storage facilities that let you drive straight up to the front of your storage unit are also ideal, as this will make it easier to unload and load the unit, no matter what unit sizes might be offered.
Aside from the storage of basic everyday object, storage units can also be used to store fancy cars and even boats. Of course, you’ll want to look at larger unit sizes for these purposes, but renting a storage unit for vehicle storage is a great way to keep your vehicles in good condition during the long and often brutal winter months. Leaving them out in the elements, after all, is one almost guaranteed way to wind up with damage, often in significant amounts and not always so simple to repair. If the unit sizes are sufficient, any given self storage facility can provide a great alternative for vehicle storage, especially in regards to temporary storage units.