Self storage is something that you rarely think about until you need it, and then, out of nowhere, your limited space becomes a problem. You have a new baby coming, or your remodeling to make room for an aging parent. You start thinking about where to put all of your extra items, and panic sets in. You don’t want to discard them, but they can’t stay in your home for now.
No worries. We’re here to help. Relax, get yourself a cup of coffee, and call us. The caring, professional staff at All Purpose Storage will be delighted to discuss your options and guide you through the process from beginning to end. We know that life presents problems, and we have your affordable, secure self-storage solutions.
Here are a few examples of life transitions that prompt the need for self storage.
A precious new baby is a joy and a blessing, but it’s mind boggling that such a tiny creature needs so much stuff that takes up so much space. You’ve planned every detail of the perfect nursery, but the room you want to use is full of unopened boxes from your last move. Put those boxes in a convenient, secure self-storage unit, and you can think about them when baby is ready for kindergarten!
Trying to combine the belongings of two unique personalities is not always as joyful as the wedding ceremony. Don’t begin this new chapter with endless disagreements about what to keep and what to discard. Put every questionable item in a clean, safe self-storage unit. In a few months, you can have a rational discussion as to what you want to keep, discard, or donate. Love will find a way.
If you’re looking for a stressful and frustrating experience, remodel your kitchen (or bathrooms, or any room). There are people who have decided to build an entire house instead of living through the remodeling experience. If you do decide to fight this battle, don’t make it even more stressful by turning your living space into a warehouse. Use self-storage for the clutter. Flexible month-to-month leasing allows you to rent without a long-term commitment. Keep your living space for living.
Selling your home is another fun-filled experience. You’re at the mercy of the real estate market and buyers who think that every house has to look like it’s on HGTV. You’ll need to “stage” your home to give it the trendy look that will appeal to today’s buyers. This means removing pieces that don’t fit the appropriate image. Problem solved with self storage. Your treasured belongings will be safe and secure in a climate-controlled unit and ready to sell when you decide that you need all new furniture to give your new home the “HGTV” look.
Do you really want your garage or basement filled with the furniture, decor, books, and junk that your kids bring to and from college every year? As the years go on, it seems to multiply (and we’re not talking only four years anymore). Make it easy on yourself and store their items in a storage unit near their school. Remember, you can usually lease on a month-to-month basis without worrying about a long-term commitment.
The kids are in their thirties and have finally moved out.You can move to a more manageable space so that you’re not consumed with home and yard maintenance.You’ll have more time to do the things you enjoy (if you can remember what they are). The problem is that you can’t decide what to keep and what to discard. Pop the champagne and look for a storage unit. It’s hard to let go. Self-storage will give you time to make the important decisions, like, “should I keep this life size cardboard cutout of Hulk Hogan?”
Divorce can be an emotionally overwhelming time, and dividing marital belongings can be challenging. Having a place away from the home to store these belongings (not the dog) can alleviate some of the anxiety and give you a more detached perspective. Our sensitive, professional staff will be happy to discuss your options.
Sometimes self storage can be a solution that might help get you through a grueling situation.
This can be a painful transition for the elderly. At this stage they are probably confused and disoriented. If you store the items they can no longer use, you and your parent(s) can examine them at your leisure and; if possible, decide how they can best be donated or discarded. If you can, bring your elderly loved ones to our storage facility. Our knowledgeable, caring staff will explain your options and even give you a tour of the property.
This is a difficult subject, but many people will suffer the loss of an elderly loved one in their lifetime. Every individual grieves on a different level. For some, dealing with the deceased’s belongings can be emotionally distressing. Trying to arrange for this before you’ve had time to heal can be overwhelming. Having a place to store these items can provide you with needed time before these crucial decisions are necessary. When you’re ready, give us a call. We want to help.