Building up our homes over the years by adding all those must-have furniture and other items is what makes many of us happy. We add to our collection when we can afford to. And suddenly our home feels as though there is too much stuff in it and there is no more space for storage. It feels cluttered. And we feel we have to do something about it. There are many articles and TV shows that inform us about decluttering our spaces in order to free ourselves up from having too many possessions that not only clutter up our homes but weigh us down emotionally.
If you find you need to declutter your life, starting with your home, sort out those items that you don’t need every day, and rent a self storage unit to keep them in. Even if they only fill a few boxes, you will find the right-sized storage space to suit your needs. A self storage unit is especially useful for keeping those seasonal items from cluttering up your home unnecessarily. It is so convenient to just fetch them when you need them again.
Difficult Times? Self Storage to the Rescue!
The economy is in a state of flux. With the downturn, many people are facing rising mortgage costs, as well as increases in the prices of everything from food to energy. People are feeling the pinch and are saving money where they can by shopping around for the best prices, scaling down on vacations, in fact doing anything to cut back on their expenses.
There may be a difficult choice to make if you need to sell your home as you can no longer afford the mortgage. This means that you may no longer have the space to accommodate your belongings. Giving up a home is one thing, but giving up some of those belongings that you are emotionally attached to, is another. This is one of the reasons to look at using a self storage facility. You can keep those valuable items and family heirlooms that you are not ready to part with safely. This is one of the main reasons why people choose to use a self storage facility to store these items until they need them again.
How to Choose a Self Storage Facility
Before choosing a self storage facility there are a few questions you should ask so that you are assured of getting the most out of your storage. It isn’t always advisable to go by price alone, because cheaper is not always better. A facility needs to offer a few basics such as good security measures. The appearance of the facility also needs to inspire confidence that your precious belongings won’t be at risk from any sort of damage.
Do you need regular access?
If you are planning on regularly fetching or adding items to your storage unit, a facility that is located close to your home will be much more convenient than one that is a few hours away.
Do you need a unit with easy access?
If you have heavy, bulky items to store, look for a unit with direct access from the driveway to make off-loading and loading easier for you. A unit that is accessed up a flight or two of stairs would not be an option in this case, even though it may be cheaper.
Is there a wide choice of unit sizes?
Storage units are charged by square foot, so it is important to choose the correct size for your needs. You don’t want to be paying for extra space that you don’t need. Conversely, you don’t want a space that is too small which means packing your unit so tightly that you cannot access some of the stuff that you may need without unpacking your entire unit.
Can you change to a different-sized unit?
Is the facility flexible in terms of changing to a different-sized unit if you suddenly need more or less space? At Stop & Store Lowestoft you can easily change to a different-sized unit.
Do you feel confident that your belongings will be safe?
The security of a storage facility and its individual units should be a priority with management because customers need to know that their belongings are safe from theft and damage caused by water leaks or by pests that may find their way into the unit.
How to Make the Most of Your Self Storage Unit
These are a few of the ways you can make the most of your storage unit.
Rent the correct-sized unit.
This is the best way to save on costs. You can always upgrade to a larger unit if you need to.
Donate or sell unwanted items.
Don’t store any items that you no longer need.
Pack your storage unit carefully.
Packing carefully and keeping a detailed inventory will ensure that your storage unit works for you.
Let Stop & Store Lowestoft Solve Your Storage Problems
When you need to place your goods in a self storage unit, our facility has everything in place to give you the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that your goods are safe.
- Our storage facility is fully secured with monitored CCTV and intruder alarms so you can have peace of mind that your goods are safe.
- There is easy access to the units for loading and off-loading. We can also offer you a trolley to make your offloading and packing away easier.
- Our units, which vary in size from 12 sq. ft. to 200 sq. ft., are clean, dry, and secure steel partitioned rooms. To make it easier for you to choose the right sized unit we have a Space Calculator if you are not sure how much space you need for your belongings. Otherwise, contact us if you need any further assistance or information.
- We offer a secure place to store your belongings when you need long-term storage. We are open seven days a week to make it easily accessible. Our hours are 8 am to 6 pm so you can come and go as you please during these times.
- Stop & Store Lowestoft is conveniently situated near the railway station in Lowestoft and is also suitable to service Oulton, Hopton on Sea, Kessingland, and surrounding areas.
- Please check customer reviews on our website.
Please contact us at 01502 580005 for more information when you are ready to downsize.