I have a love hate relationship with storage units.
They can be a great short term solution while a transition or move is being made but a lot of my clients use them as a way to procrastinate.
When a loved one (or even yourself) is downsizing, storage units are used as a way to avoid pain; the pain of making decisions (do I sell this, donate it or throw it away). However, this pain is unavoidable and in fact you may just end up swapping it for additional and a different kind of pain.
Storage Units can be expensive over time and when your loved ones (or you) are ready to make decisions, there is the added pain of either paying someone to move the things back out to donate them, consign them or throw them away or another weekend lost to hauling things hither and yon.
My recommendation? Use storage units for important things and with a plan. For example, storage units may be OK for Christmas decorations, beach chairs and off season clothing, which allows you to best use the space at your new downsized home. I do not recommend you store things for your grandchildren to use for their first apartments. By the time you pay the storage fees, you could have bought them brand new furniture and possibly paid a nice vacation. Chances are the grandkids will say “Thank you for the thought, but it’s not quite my style.”
Make the decisions now, use that money for a great vacation!
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