8 reasons why people use off-site storage
If you have a big house with plenty of space, off-site storage might be a foreign concept. Believe it or not, people with homes of every size can solve a lot of problems with self-storage.
Whether you’re in a condo or a six-bedroom mansion, here are some of the most common situations where off-site storage comes in handy:
Before a local move, you might want to keep valuables safe in a self-storage locker, picking them up once the movers are gone. Or if you’re between leases, you can store everything during the transition period. You could consider staging your future rooms off-site so you only have to set up once. And if it’s a temporary relocation (such as for work or school), keep your belongings safe for a few months or years, so when you return you can pick up where you left off.
It takes a lot of effort to sell or donate things that don’t fit in your new home. Store important items off site for easy access, or rent a locker so you can keep sellable items while having enough time to find the perfect buyer.
Whether you’re trying to keep belongings separate while you work out an agreement–or you’re on the verge of downsizing–self-storage options can offer some peace of mind in a stressful situation.
- Estate Cleanout
Like divorcees, families and friends going through an estate cleanout can use off-site storage to provide peace of mind during a difficult time. If the home needs to be cleared quickly, or if you can’t bear to look at sentimental items, keep them in a locker for now.
When renovating, instead of trying to navigate around furniture during construction (or moving it into another room), keep it off-site. You’ll thank yourself later.
Off-site storage is a popular solution for business and record storage. Lawyers and dentists keep files for years, and need a place to safely store them without taking up office space. Marketing companies and sales teams keep promotional swag, brochures, and other merchandise in off-site lockers for easy access. At Maple Leaf, we’ve even had customers work in their units during business hours!
If you need space to work on your vehicle or carpentry project, many drive-up lockers are big enough to act as a second garage. Even though all lockers have adequate ventilation, we’d recommend leaving the door open while you work.
Have you ever been stuck holding onto someone else’s stuff? (Parents of college-aged kids, we’re looking at you.) If you’re responsible for items that have no business cluttering up your house, off-site storage is the answer.
How will self-storage improve your daily life? Find a self storage locker unit available in your area.