Renting out a personal storage unit is becoming more and more prevalent among homeowners. Over the last few decades, self-storage has taken the front seat to other storage options for homeowners, but this has also had a negative effect. That being that it is easy to take out a storage unit for what you think is going to be a few months and letting that turn into a year or more.
Establishing a timeline is crucial when renting a personal storage unit if you want to efficiently spend your money on storage. In today’s blog post, Affordable Family Storage in Jefferson City will help you establish the best timeline for your situation.
To establish a good timeline for your personal storage rental, you need to know why you are renting in the first place. If you are moving and renting out a storage unit specifically for the move, it is easy to establish a rigid timeline. However, the other reasons for renting are a little bit murkier. Are you renting because you don’t have enough room in your home for your belongings? If so, are you planning to get a bigger home in the near future?
These are big questions to answer because they help you establish a timeline. If you are going to move in a few months into a bigger home, you can plan on moving out of that storage unit after you move into your home.
Another important factor is what items you will be storing in your personal storage space. Looking for a place to store your old vehicle until your oldest child turns 16? If so, you will most likely need that storage unit for a longer period of time. Similarly, if you are storing seasonal items, you only need a storage unit for those specific months.
Ultimately, the most important question that you need to answer when establishing a timeline is whether or not you are renting long-term. This makes the process much easier because it’s a simple yes or no question that makes all the difference. If the answer is no, then you need to be proactive and have an exit plan. If the answer is yes, having an exit plan isn’t as important because your timeline isn’t a short-term timeline.
At Affordable Family Storage, we know that you don’t want to spend more money on your personal storage rental than you need to. Establishing a renting timeline will help you not waste money. For more information and tips from the Jefferson City location, give us a call at (573) 240-8668 or contact us online today.