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Clear Out That Storage Unit!

Lori Peniston

Do you have a storage unit?  If not, I am certain you know someone who does.  One out of ten people in American rent a storage unit which amounts to a huge expense.  Most people that have a storage unit just don’t want to take the time to go through it and get rid of that extra bill once and for all. Just a take minute to consider how much money you could be saving when you finally do clear it out. 

Storage units on average cost $89.00 up to $956 a month. I have clients who have more than one unit they are paying on and have no idea what is even in the units.  If you add up the cost per year think about the money saved and what you can do with that extra money.  

Most people have a sentimental attachment to the belongings they keep in units. I think furniture and photographs are the two I hear about the most.  We need to consider why we are keeping these items. Is it out of psychological attachment or perhaps you just don’t know what to do with the items? It can become a daunting task that you just blow off and continue to pay that bill every month. I also suggest to clients to hire someone to digitally preserve old photos and keep the file somewhere safe.  

 There are several options to downsize and consider when you finally decide to stop procrastinating and get the job done.  I suggest hiring a professional to do the job or help you do the job. Only you truly know what can be sold, donated or discarded.  I’ve listed a few questions to ask yourself while going through the process. Is this really worth the money I think it’s worth, if so, sell it and remember it’s not worth anything unless you have a buyer. Do your kids really want your old furniture, photos or brick-a-brac?  Don’t leave all of this for someone else to deal with – free yourself from the clutter. I promise you will feel so much better after it’s all done!