No matter where I travel, I’m amazed by the number of self-storage facilities there are! In New Hampshire alone, I found almost 200 listings! Clearly, this is a profitable business and one that many of us either use, or have used in the past.
At an estimated cost of $135.00/month for a 10 x 20 storage unit, (200 square feet, holding approximately the contents of a 2-3 bedroom home), that quickly adds up to $1,620 a year! Don’t forget to add insurance costs!
Before considering placing your property into storage, understand what you’re storing and why. Further, try to identify a storage timeline before you begin–it’s often easy to let property sit well beyond what you intended, but it sure hurts to pay the bill!
If storage is the right solution for you, make sure you research best storage techniques for the items you’re storing. Record your belongings in the form of a Personal Property Inventory. Use material appropriate for the property you’re storing, and invest in good quality packaging. Mark each box with its contents and ensure the listing is visible. Leave a center aisle for easy access, and store the items you will need to access most often near the front door. Some simple, up front planning can save you time, energy and frustration in the future.
Feel free to contact us for information on our Personal Property Inventory and Packaging/Storage Services. Better yet, maybe it makes more sense to discuss our Estate Sales Services, keeping the money in your pocket! Remember…Sometimes Less is More!