Below are some examples of life transitions that may result in the need for residential storage.
A baby on the way means it’s time to find space for a nursery. If your spare room has become a dumping ground for household clutter, it’s time to look for personal storage. We can help you find the perfect solution for your overflow so that you can transition that spare room into a nursery.
Combining the possessions of two individuals can cause unwanted disputes. However, you can prevent these minor disagreements by choosing a secure personal storage unit. Our self-storage units are well-maintained and provide a safe haven for your treasured belongings while you decide what to keep, donate or discard.
Fixer Upper Time:
This can be one of the most stressful, time-consuming, and problematic events that you will ever face. Don’t make it even more taxing by trying to maneuver around boxes, baskets, appliances, extra furniture, kids and pets. Yes, you could use your dishwasher as a plant stand or maybe an end table. If you’re crafty, create the first ever cardboard box curio cabinet…a great conversation piece but not really the best option. Store that stuff (and maybe one or two of the kids).
Until you have lived through the experience of moving a child to and from college for four to twelve years, you have no concept of the complexity of this task. Do you want to move all of that furniture, décor, books, and just plain junk into your garage? Fair warning…you will discover strange and scary things that you don’t remember seeing on the trip to college; and, we don’t mean moldy food and dirty clothes. Use your imagination. Let us store everything on a month to month lease. Don’t worry; we won’t be shocked. We’ve seen it all.
It's Moving Time:
Selling your home can be a complicated and time-consuming process. Not only do you have to deal with the real estate market, but you also have to cater to the preferences of picky buyers. To make your home more attractive, you can opt to stage your home. However, this involves removing your furniture and decor and replacing it with different pieces. Our residential storage solutions are excellent for this situation. Drive-up storage makes it easy to load and unload your large furnishings, ensuring that the staging process is effortless.
The Kids are Finally Gone!
This can be traumatizing. We know that you’ll miss that large home in which you have accumulated enough clutter to fill several isles in Super Target. We know that you miss the worry, sleepless nights, financial ruin, and exhaustion that come with parenting. But, the time has come. Time to dispose of Jimmie’s chewed up, rotting pacifier and Janie’s Barbie doll that looks like she just took the “walk of shame.” Not to mention the exercise bike you’ve had since 1974. If you just cannot part with this debris, store it for a while (or forever) until you can come to terms with your new life.
This is another transition that can be unspeakably stressful. Having a place to store your belongings can alleviate some of the anxiety that accompanies this event. Trying to divide belongings during a thorny divorce has caused arguments that make WWII look like a bunch of toddlers fighting over a half-eaten, slobbery chocolate chip cookie. Look on the bright side. You can hide your “special things” in a climate-controlled storage space. We’ll never tell.
Moving to a smaller space isn’t easy. It’s difficult to decide what to discard when you want to keep everything. Your solution is residential storage. Store your belongings and think about what you might want to share with family and friends or donate to charity. In the long run, you could decide to move back to a larger space. Self-storage gives you that option while keeping your items secure.
Sometimes life takes you on a sorrowful journey.
Moving into Assisted Living:
This can be unspeakably sad for your elderly parents who have remained in the same home for their entire lives. For them, leaving their home is like abandoning a loved one. Their memories are more vivid than their current lives. They try to give their belongings away, but can’t understand why these outdated, damaged, and mostly useless things aren’t desirable to their friends and family. Instead of calling a hauler or having an estate sale, store as many of their items as possible. Examine them at your leisure, and, if possible, involve your loved ones in deciding how they can best be disposed of.
Losing a Loved One:
Death of a loved one brings a unique level of grief to every individual. There may be a home to sell or an apartment to close. Trying to determine how to dispose of the deceased’s belongings before you have made peace with this event can be overwhelming. Having a place to store these items can provide you with the healing time that you need before you have to make these critical decisions.
Life can sometimes throw unexpected situations your way that require additional storage space. Whether you need a large or small storage unit, Greenkey Storage understands your unique and personal concerns. Get in touch with us today for more information on how we can help you with your storage needs.