Sometimes there is just the need for one to self store items. The items may be out of season clothing, decorations, bikes in the wintertime, maybe even packing up a house for a moving/selling. Before we moved into our home, I had a lot of items stored in the attic of an apartment we were living in. I had been storing items in the attic in anticipation of us finding our own home. Many of the items were items that I knew for sure would work when we found a home and everything was purchased at BIG discounts. Then we got a notice from our landlord.
He said – I’m having the attic insulated. Oh dear…now what!? He had no clue HOW much I had stored in the attic! The thought of paying for storing the items – wasn’t what I really had in mind. My whole purpose of purchasing items in advance and at huge discounts – would have completely been defeated . There was no telling how long we’d have to rent the storage unit for. Luckily for us, my in-laws made room in their shed at their home for us to be able to utilize until we moved.
If worse came to worst, I would have opted for self storing over having a company come in and move my stuff. Paying a company would have:
- Cost me a lot more than doing it myself
- I could organize the storage unit myself, putting boxes nearer to the front that I know I would need if we didn’t move in the near future – such as Christmas decor
- I would know the boxes weren’t going to be damaged or the contents, by careless workers
All worked out in the end for the most part – if I had self stored our stuff in a storage facility – the mice wouldn’t have gotten the best of my knit throws (my fault for not packing better), and they had a field day making beds out of my packing materials.