Moving and Storing Household Items

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Moving and Storing Household Items

When a family member passes away unexpectedly, there is not only grief but so much other stuff the family has to do. Hello, my name's Bernice. My mother-in-law passed away last year. Here we are a year later, and it's beginning to feel like we finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. When it came to cleaning out Mom’s house, I had to put my organizational skills to work. My husband has three siblings, so furniture and belongings were going in four directions. There were some items we wanted to put in storage until our children were old enough to use them. I found a moving company that was willing to work with us. They worked to make sure the items were delivered to the locations we specified. I want to share more about this experience with you and hope you can take away some helpful information.


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When you find that your home is getting too cluttered, one of the simplest solutions is to rent a storage unit to hold the possessions that you don't regularly use. The availability of a self storage center in your community gives you the ability to declutter your home without permanently getting rid of things. If you're tentative to rent a storage unit because of the cost of doing so, don't let your concern prevent you from taking care of your possessions in this way. Here are three ways you can reduce the amount you pay for your storage space.

Pay Once

It's common to pay a monthly fee for your storage unit, but you can save money if you plan on using the space indefinitely. Give serious thought to how long you plan to rent the space. If you expect to use it for at least a year, ask the rental agent how much money you can save by paying for the entire year's rental in one lump sum rather than in a dozen monthly installments. This approach typically helps you save money.

Hold A Sale First

Before you move your things into your storage unit, set aside all the items that you plan to store but would feel comfortable parting with, and then hold a garage sale. Your sale can be doubly beneficial -- on one hand, the money that you make throughout the day can help offset the cost of your storage space. On the other hand, selling some of the possessions that you'd otherwise be storing in your unit can mean that you're able to fit your items into a smaller space. The smaller unit you rent, the more money you can save per month. Don't forget that selling your items means you'll have less work packing and lugging things to the self storage facility, too.

Split The Bill

A simple way to pay less for your storage unit is to share to cost of your rental with someone you trust. If you know that you don't have enough possessions to fill the unit but you won't be able to fit everything into a smaller space, ask your family and close friends to see if someone is considering renting a storage unit; given the number of people who wish to declutter their homes, it likely won't take you long to find someone. Provide information about your available unit space and agree to split the bill 50/50.

To learn more, contact a storage facility like Homestead Storage