Sometimes storing your belonging’s is something that just needs to be taken into consideration. When left with the option to destroy, throw out, hand down or store your prized items making the right decision can be a difficult decision.
If you decide you don’t want to give away, hand down or throw out your belongings that leave’s storing them for the future.
Here are some good reasons you may want to store your belonging for both long and short terms.
Traveling is great, but it’s also expensive when it comes to house sitters, or selling and re-buying furniture, beds, electrical equipment and everything else that goes with a modern home.
For short term travel, it may not be a problem. Having loved ones or close friends looking checking in on the property periodically to ensure nothing has gone astray. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to rely on others. Coupled with the toll, this takes when you’re gone for 3, 6 or even 12+ months at a time.
In this case, getting some professional storage may be the right idea for you while saving you money and allowing you to relax knowing your goods are safe and sound waiting for your return.
Another reason you may require to store you belonging’s or at least some of them in a storage facility is the extra space that your stuff would otherwise occupy.
Maybe you have a family member moving in for a while, or you decide a renter would better fill the space for additional income.
Moving everything into storage is the safest way to ensure it stays safe and sound.
Safety and Security
Using a storage facility can also come in handy for other reasons. Sometimes the property you occupy doesn’t have adequate space, or the garage isn’t as air tight as you would like. Having somewhere to place everything where it is away from the elements, rats and insects gives you peace of mind that your older investments are being looked after and safe.
No-one wants to go out to the garage after five years only to find all your valued treasures from the past have been ruined by damp weather or air, eaten by rats or made unhealthy by mold and mildew.
In the end, it’s your decision. If your willing to risk your belongings that is your choice entirely. From experience, it’s never worth taking the risk with valuable items, perishables or memorabilia.
Couches, sofas, and all the softer furniture is easily degraded by moisture in the air, building up harmful bacteria, molds and other nasties that can go undetected until they reek havoc on your health. On the other hand, metals containing iron can rust. I myself had an engine stored away in my garage for 2 years under the impression it was safe, out of the water. To my surprise, the engine had rusted resulting in the need for a full rebuild. Something I could have easily avoided had I used proper storage.
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