Safe Storage Options For All Your Needs
Many homeowners find their families have outgrown their current living space but for one reason or another, they are not interested in moving. They may have financial reasons for staying in their home, they may like their house or their neighborhood, or they may not have the time or motivation to pack up their house and move elsewhere. Regardless of their reasons for staying, in order to continue a happy, healthy existence, they are going to need additional space. For some people, this may mean expanding their current living space. In many cases, there is enough land to expand the footprint of the current structure. If you have limited space for expanding out, you can consider expanding upwards and adding another level to your home. If you have an unfinished basement, you can move your living space downward. Finishing a basement may be a less expansive project than adding an expansion and it may be less disruptive while it is occurring. You can also consider expanding an existing garage space to add storage or you can install a storage space on your current property and get many of your items out of your living space. If none of these options is feasible, you can also consider off-site storage. This is a great way to get the items you want to keep, but that you do not need on the daily basis, out of your living space. Consider storing belongings at a Public Warehouse or 3PL. These options allow you to feel as if you have expanded your living space just by emptying out items and materials.
If you are considering off-site storage, make sure you find a location that is safe and trustworthy. There are a lot of options for storage in most areas, so speak with friends and family about what companies they have worked with in the past. You can also get referrals online and find out what facilities offer the best prices, the best security, and the best customer service. Determine if you will need access to your materials 24 hours per day. If this is the case, you may need to pay more for a facility that offers round the clock access. Also consider things like temperature control, weather protection, and ease of access for carts, dollies, and vehicles. You do not want to rent a storage space that does not allow you access in a way you can get your stuff in and out with ease.
Also take into account how close to your home you need the space to be and whether or not you will allow other friends or family members to access the space. If you are storing work-related items, you may need to supply access to other employees. If you are storing family items that belong to several relatives, they will need access to the area. Finally, be sure the area is safe and secure so anything you store off-site is as protected as the items you have in your home. Find out if you need to do anything to maintain security of if you monthly storage and maintenance fee covers these concerns.