Merging Your Belongings in a Storage Unit After Marriage

March 19, 2018

Newlyweds combining belongings before moving to storage unit

How to Merge Your Belongings in a Storage Unit After Marriage

If you are reading this blog, first of all, congratulations! Now that you are newly married and happily living together you may have noticed that you now have a plethora of duplicates. Two couches, two beds, two crock pots, and so on. Luckily for you, Affordable Family Storage has the solution to your problems. A storage unit can be the way to maintain your sanity as you merge your lives and your belongings after the big day.

Decide Which Items You Will Use

The first move you should make when merging belongings into one home is to decide which things must stay and which must go. The first solution many people come up with is selling their extra items. This can cause major stress at the outset of your marriage as many of your items will hold sentimental value, and one party will very likely be hesitant to lose their stuff forever. Instead, a storage unit will allow you to store your items year-round, allowing you to change your mind later if you decide to redo your decor. Place all of your extra kitchen appliances that you received as wedding presents in a storage unit until you decide what to do with them. The important part is you don’t fight over belongings. A storage unit from Affordable Family Storage will allow you to compromise and still have the opportunity to retrieve your items later down the road.

Get Rid of Things Neither of You Want

If you have an old couch that you’ve used in your bachelor pad for a decade that is mostly crumbs and loose change at this point, then get rid of it! A cluttered home can be quickly organized by getting rid of things that you will never use. You can sell things that you have no interest in keeping to add to your newly-formed nest egg. Even better, you can donate items to those in need and feel good about your choices.

Get a Third Party Opinion

For difficult decisions that you cannot come to an agreement on, it can be a good idea to bring a mutual friend into the mix to get their opinion. People can become overly attached to belongings that they have had for a long time and can overvalue their stuff. Getting an unbiased set of eyes to help you sort out your items can be an absolute lifesaver and really expedite the merging process.

Order a Storage Unit From Affordable Family Storage

No matter what items you decide to store choosing a storage facility that will keep those items safe and in working condition is a must. At Affordable Family Storage, we offer climate-controlled, securely guarded storage units to ensure that your items remain in great condition no matter how long you decide to keep them in storage. To learn more, contact us today at 515-325-0248.

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