Statistics show that we move an average of a but more than 11 times in our lifetime. The biggest part of moving are the logistics of packing an entire household in a very short period of time, but this can be assuaged with just a little planning, and the stress and hurry of moving can be lessened dramatically.
The fact that we sometimes have more possessions than we have room also works against us when we move. Clearing the clutter is an important practice, but it does not work on everything - sometimes we simply run out of room. This makes moving the household more difficult, and it can clog up the house. Self storage is an excellent solution to several problems.
When it comes to moving, creating a long term staging area is the best way to avoid the stress and the 'we need to get it done' feeling that household moves usually invoke.
By using your local storage options as a staging area, smaller, less necessary items can be packed and moved to the self storage first, then larger items that do not see daily use (such as toolboxes, workbenches, furniture from a guest bedroom, etc.).
When spread over the course of a couple of weeks, moving in this fashion is as stress free as moving can get. By packing the most important smaller and larger items into the storage area last, they will be the first available.
This also makes the move in much less urgent - there is no need to make a glut in your new home when you are using the staging area strategy. Start with the bigger pieces and the most essential smaller items, and strategize your move to fit around your schedule instead of making your schedule fit around the move!
The second thing that self storage excels at is offering longer term solutions. Is your shed or a room or two in your house so full you can't really get at anything? This is the type of items that may be considered for give-away, or in some cases throwaway. But that is not always the case.
If your house and the storage on your land is taxed and making the area unusable, organize what you use most often, and arrange it for best use - that means the items will be easy to get to and laid out in an attractive fashion.
The items that do not see everyday use should be moved to long term storage, where once again they can be laid out in a more organized fashion in a properly sized area. The classic use for this type of solution is yard equipment, large tool chests and power equipment, but it serves just as well for other household items, such as a chest freezer you don't have room for, extra beds or furniture that you are not ready to part with or anything else you can imagine.
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