Renting a storage unit away from your house could have enormous benefits for your organization and clutter control, which could, in turn, benefit your life and mental wellbeing. However, a storage unit can be used for other purposes besides keeping clutter out of the way. Here are four reasons why you should rent a storage unit. 

  • Extra storage space for unused items

One of the most apparent reasons to rent a storage unit is as extra storage! Thanks to the minimalism trend and tidying experts like Marie Kondo, a lot of people are looking to reduce their possessions. However, there are certain items that you might be reluctant to get rid of. Examples are furniture that you have been bequeathed; or large, expensive items that are occasionally useful, such as jet washers. Storing such items in a separate space ensures that they are kept safe away from your property, and you know exactly where to go when you need them. 

  • Storing a collection 

If you are a collector of memorabilia or any other collectable item, chances are that appropriate storage is an issue for you. Your collection might be worth thousands of dollars, making it risky to keep securely in your house. Or you could live with someone who does not appreciate the amount of space your collection takes up! A storage unit provides a secure home for your collection away from the house. Additionally, climate-controlled units are available for rent, which help to protect delicate items such as paper and antique clothes from being damaged by the elements.

  • Business storage

If you are running your own business from your home, you may have a lot of business material that is cluttering your domestic living space. This is especially the case if your business involves manufacturing products, and the additional supplies this inevitably entails. Being constantly surrounded by so much work-related material could have an impact on your work-life balance, in which case a storage unit away from home could help in reasserting those boundaries. A storage unit provides a secure, climate-controlled space for your work supplies, tools, and paperwork, ensuring that your home remains, very clearly, for leisure and relaxation.

  • Moving house

Having a storage space at your disposal can help to remove some of the stress that inevitably comes when moving to a new house. Keeping some of your possessions in storage can stop you from being overwhelmed when you are getting used to a new property—rather than having to unpack all at once, you can move in bit by bit, starting with essential items. With climate-controlled storage space, you are safe in the knowledge that your possessions are secure and protected from environmental damage. Storage space is even more useful if you are downsizing. You could store possessions ready for you to go through and dispose of at leisure rather than risk throwing out anything precious if you did this in a rush.