Self-storage can be used for a multitude of different purposes and not all of them require long-term commitment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to rent out a storage unit for the long haul or even have your end date in sight. You can play it month by month according to your specific needs.
Terms these days are quite flexible with companies becoming increasingly aware of the unconventional uses for storage units. Perhaps you are in the middle of a move or just need a place to temporarily store your belongings while you embark on your next adventure.
Either way, a self-storage unit can be the perfect solution for your short-term storage needs. Read below to find out some of the most popular ways to use storage unit rentals for the short term. After all, your storage unit should be convenient and hassle-free – to match your lifestyle.
1. Moving to a new home
Are you in the middle of moving homes? If so, you may have already considered the benefits of self-storage. Using short-term storage during your big move can save you time and effort and help keep you sane. Instead of having to move quickly from one house to another, you can start moving items into the storage unit whenever you have the time and then unpack them into your new house from there. This way, you can make your move without feeling rushed with deadlines.
Besides, if there is a time lag between the sale of your old house and the closing date on your new home, you may benefit from self-storage. You may decide to rent a small apartment, use a hotel or stay with family during the “in-between” time. However, you still need a place for all your belongings. So why not keep them in self-storage where you know they will be safe and secure?
2. Renovating your home
Another great short-term use for self-storage is during home renovations. While renovations can definitely be exciting and fun, they can also be taxing on the family who have to endure all the loud noises, dust, dirt and general upheaval. Why not make it easier on both yourself and your family by renting short-term storage? You can clear your furniture: art, clothes and whatever else might get in the way of the renovations for a clean and clutter-free home.
3. Vacations and travelling
Vacations are always a great way to unwind and get your mind completely off work. Sometimes, it makes sense for you to take an extended vacation or more time off than you regularly would. Perhaps you want to go on a sabbatical or need to arrange funeral traditions in another country. Or maybe you just want some time off to go explore a new land. Whatever the case may be, your storage concerns should never get in the way of doing what you have to do.
If you intend to travel for a substantial amount of time, investing in a storage unit will keep your belongings safe until you return. Keep in mind that you may need secure, climate-controlled storage if you plan to keep valuable items, fine art or jewellery that may become damaged or tarnished if left in regular conditions.
4. Seasonal décor and equipment
Ever wonder where to keep all your Christmas, Halloween, or otherwise seasonal home decorations? It’s safe to say that many people don’t have enough storage space in their homes for these items. That’s where short-term storage can help you. Keeping these items in short-term storage means that they can no longer crowd your home and you can start using the space in your home for more imminent needs. What’s more, this doesn’t only apply to seasonal décor – any seasonal equipment such as lawnmowers or snowblowers can be safely stored until you want to use them.
5. Temporary business storage
If you have your own business or are planning to start one, you might find it useful to keep files, inventory or any business-related equipment in a short-term storage unit. It keeps these items separate from your home life and gives you a dedicated space for work and business. While you may soon outgrow the storage unit, it will definitely help you get your business started.
6. Divorce and separation
Divorce is a major life change. It shouldn’t be any harder than it already is. By using self-storage during your divorce, you can keep your belongings separate from your ex until you find a permanent location. This way, you won’t have to rush into finding a new home. You can take your time, knowing your belongings are there for you when you need them.
So, whatever your specific case may be, rest assured that there will be a storage solution for you. Here at Jiffy Self Storage, we take pride in our high-quality, secure and climate-controlled facilities that give our clients the peace of mind they deserve. Life is full of surprises and your storage solutions should be able to accommodate your plans, even if they change.
For more information on short-term storage, call Jiffy Self Storage at 416-74-JIFFY (54339) or contact us here.