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Most Common Items To Keep In Self-Storage
  • April 30, 2020
  • By cliftonrt46selfstorage

There are many different reasons you might need a self-storage unit for short-term or long-term use. Typical items for storage run the gamut from furniture to paperwork, but here are some of the most common items people regularly store at reputable self-storage facilities across the country as well as a few reasons why.

Extra Furniture

Furniture is one of the most commonly stored items since many households end up with a wide variety of furnishings that aren’t needed but may be useful someday. You might have extra furniture for various reasons, such as an inheritance, downsizing, combining households, new furniture purchases, or decluttering.

When stored securely and correctly, you can keep your furniture in good condition before selling it, giving it to your kids when they move out, upgrading to a larger house, or finding a friend or family member who needs it.

Old Appliances

Just like furniture, households often end up with extra appliances for many of the same reasons. You might have an extra refrigerator after buying yourself a newer, bigger, better model. If there’s nothing wrong with your old refrigerator, you may want to save or sell it to someone who needs it. When you don’t have room in your home to keep old appliances, an off-site storage facility is an ideal solution.

If you own rental properties, storing a variety of appliances on hand to replace broken appliances for your tenants is a common practice. A long-term off-site storage unit is much better than cluttering up your own home. Whether you’re storing fridges, washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, or microwaves, keep them all safe in self-storage with appropriate packing.

Holiday Decorations

If you’re big into decorating for the holidays, you may have a massive collection of decorations used only once a year. Christmas is a particularly epic decorating excursion, and if you have tons of boxes with adornments, you might find them taking up too much room in your home.

Since you only need them for a short time every year, holiday decorations are definitely in the top 10 list of stock items for storage. Box up your artificial Christmas tree and all the trimmings, deflate those Halloween blow-up displays, and contain your stuffed Easter bunnies to safely store them away in a self-storage facility until you’re ready to use them next season.

Wardrobe Changes

If you need more space in your closets and dressers, but don’t want to downsize your wardrobe, a self-storage unit could be the answer. Seasonal clothing is common for storage because you only need them for part of the year. Bulky winter clothing takes up a lot of space, so pack it up properly and store it off-site. As the seasons change, pop over to your storage unit to trade out your winter wardrobe for your summer garments, and vice versa.

When you have a weight loss or weight gain, you also might want to store the nicer clothes that no longer fit, in case you need them again. Maternity clothes and baby clothes are also commonly stored, especially if you’re planning on having more children or want to share them with a friend or family member.

We Have The Storage Space You Need

Other common items for storage include paperwork, collector items, seasonal tools and equipment, books, media, photographs, electronics, toys, and baby gear. No matter what you need to store, we have the solution at Clifton Rt. 46 Self Storage in Clifton, New Jersey.

Our professional staff help you find the right size and type of storage unit for the items you value. We offer indoor and outdoor storage spaces, including climate-controlled units for items sensitive to temperature and humidity changes. Contact us at 973-772-1300 today to discuss your storage needs, or reserve a storage unit online.

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