Everyone is quick to tout the benefits of short-term storage and the instant gratification that comes from decluttering your home by renting a storage unit. However, there are also long-term benefits of investing in a storage unit, regardless of your reasons for doing so. Although Australians aren’t known for having as much of a clutter problem as Americans, the self-storage industry is still booming and for a good reason.
If you’re considering investing in a storage unit, keep these long-term perks in mind:
- You won’t have to replace items that you may have mistakenly gotten rid of while decluttering. If you aren’t sure whether or not you’ll use something in the future, especially if it’s a high-dollar item, consider saving it so that you don’t have to re-purchase it down the road.
- Storage units offer clean, safe spaces for your belongings. In fact, with climate-controlled units available, some storage facilities might be a better environment than even your own home, depending on the items that you are storing and what kind of care they need.
- Better security protection. If you have valuable items that aren’t used regularly, they may be better left in a storage unit. Even if you live in a safe area, you don’t have the CCTV, security gates and fencing, and other measures put in place at storage facilities.
- For those living a temporary lifestyle where they move frequently, having access to short-term and long-term storage can provide a permanent base where you can keep your belongings. This means less hauling things back and forth, and less selling and re-buying things because you can keep them in storage until you need them again.
What Can I Store?
The great thing about self-storage is that it can be used for all kinds of belongings, furniture, and even vehicles. The list of what you can’t store is shorter—most places will not allow you to store hazardous materials or dangerous items, but you can check your storage agreement to be sure.
One thing is certain—no matter what your storage needs might be, a storage unit can deliver in so many ways, both now and for the long run.