21 Sep 2015

How Can Self-Storage Help Seniors After Retirement?

Retiring is a big step in life, and the next period can sometimes be difficult to adjust to. Many seniors find self-storage helpful after retirement for several reasons.

Self-Storage Help Seniors After Retirement

De-Clutter

Many seniors find themselves with a lifetime of things, and after retirement they finally have the time to take stock and de-clutter. It’s not as easy as just disposing of unwanted or unneeded items.

Certain things such as toys and clothing from when their children and grandchildren were young, carry sentimental value, or can function as hand me downs later down the road.

Sentimental and family value is important to consider. Photo albums, books, framed pictures, journals, and documents, will all have important meaning to future generations, and should not be thrown away.

Other valuable items like artwork, rare books, furniture, china, jewelry, clothing, special collections, records, and more, hold monetary as well as sentimental value and will certainly be bequeathed upon family members in the future.

It’s also important to organize and store any important documents.

Even though these items are filled with significance, they take up a lot of space and are not immediately useful. A storage unit is a great way to keep all these valuable items safe, while also creating more space in your home.

Downsize

Upon retirement, having a big house can seem unnecessary. Additionally, multiple floors make it more difficult to get around in your home. Many seniors choose to downsize to a bungalow or condo, creating an easier living situation.

Getting rid of furniture isn’t always the best option, as certain pieces may be valuable or you may want to keep to hand down to children and grandchildren. If you have a lot of the items mentioned above, such as books and collectibles, there may not be room for them in a smaller home.

Travelling

Many people travel for long periods after retirement and want a secure place to keep their valuables. Storage units provide a secure, climate controlled environment for your items.

Anything of value—electronics, musical instruments, artwork, jewelry, antiques, and collectibles—creates the risk of break-ins or theft if left for a long period of time at home. If finding someone to house sit is not an option, keeping these items safe and secure in a storage unit will give you the peace of mind to enjoy your travels!

Starting a new phase of life can be stressful. Eliminate some of it by entrusting your valuable belongings to storage experts.

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