1.) Toys. If one child has outgrown his or her toys, but you have younger kids or plan on having more children, this is a great time to place those toys in storage. Free up space around the house by packing away those toys that are no longer used until your next child is an appropriate age to play with them.
2.) Artwork. If you paint your walls or redecorate, you may find that your paintings no longer match the color scheme. You can also use your storage unit to rotate your artwork in and out so that the décor is always fresh.
3.) Nostalgic Items. Are there items that are hogging space in your house but are too sentimental to throw out? Family heirlooms, antique furniture, and your child’s science experiments are all examples of items that are great for a storage unit.
4.) Business Items. Do you sell goods on Ebay? Do you have an Etsy shop? Self storage units are great for storing goods that may need to be packed, shipped, or held as inventory.
5.) Seasonal Decorations. Where do you put the Christmas tree, lights, and ornaments during the summer? Do you like to turn your yard into a haunted house at Halloween? A storage unit can hold all of your decorations during the off-season so you have more room to display your decorations for the current holiday.
6.) Clothes. You don’t want your winter coats and snowsuits taking up all your closet space in the middle of the summer. Likewise, you probably won’t need your flip-flop collection or many cocktail dresses in the middle of winter. If you have children, you may want to store hand-me-down clothing items until the next child grows into them.
Do you keep any of these items in your storage unit?