Since the 1970s, the average U.S. home has grown by 80 percent. Yet homeowners in this country face a “storage crisis,” according to UCLA researchers.
Storage units continue to increase in popularity as people find themselves moving from home to home as we are a much more mobile society now than 40-plus years ago. Another motivating factor for moving more often is Americans flocking to the suburbs and exurbs to leave the stress and worry of the city behind.
This frequent upheaval leaves many families needing more storage space as their stuff accumulates and people search for more ways to hang onto documents, treasured items, and family keepsakes.
As there are many aspects to storage that need to be considered, such as size and cost, it is recommended that you thoroughly research storage facilities to determine the best fit for you and your loved ones.
Here are some “pros” or benefits to utilizing storage units:
Benefits of Storage Units
They Are Completely Secure
It is not uncommon for people to worry about the safety and security of their belongings in a storage facility. That is why Larsen Transfer invests a sizeable amount of money into the security of its storage facilities.
We have regular security and additional measures such as security alarms to ensure the ultimate safety and security of your valuables.
They Are Climate Controlled
Many of us think about the potential damage that the weather and elements can do to our prized possessions in storage. The sharp temperature changes that we tend to experience in The Tri-Cities can lead to wood cracking and breaking. Excessive moisture can cause mold and mildew to form, and this is especially true for soft items such as upholstered furniture, bedding, and furniture in general.
That is why you should select a storage facility – like Larsen Transfer – that offers a climate-controlled facility. This will guarantee that your personal belongings stay in pristine condition while in storage.
You Can Keep Memories
Storage units allow you to hang onto cherished memories even if you are moving or downsizing. As many homeowners desire to keep furniture, paintings, or decorative items that have been handed down through the generations, they look to storage units as a viable option. Leasing a storage unit enables you to keep important sentimental items, even if you have no space in your home. You can’t put a price tag on family treasures and keepsakes, which is why putting them in storage can be a wise investment.
They Are Transitional
For those of you who find yourselves between homes, stationed abroad, or in the process of downsizing a home, storage facilities are an ideal option. Storage units can serve as a transitional venue as you continue in the process of prepare to live in a new home or other living arrangement.
Storage units are also a perfect solution for men and women serving in the military who need a place to store property while on tour or stationed abroad.
Maybe you need to set personal belongings aside as you prepare to remodel your home. You could be in a situation that calls for you to move personal property for the summer when your child comes home from college. Storage units are a versatile and handy option to protect your personal belongings and furniture during transitional times in your life.
They Enhance Effective Use of Office Spaces
With the likelihood you have limited space at your office, consider renting a storage facility to keep your important items instead of stockpiling stuff in your building. As you are probably contending with more expensive overhead and the continuing trend of expensive building rents, it makes sense to not use precious office space to accumulate a lot of paperwork, equipment, and unused furniture. This reduces much needed space that should be set aside for employee workstations as your business focuses on healthy earnings and a strong bottom line.
Don’t Forget to Let Larsen Transfer Take Care of All Your Storage Needs
Are you between moves, or are you simply wanting to downsize? Does your business have to store important documents and essential equipment to make better use of office space?
You have come to the right place. We pride ourselves on having a clean, non-smoking and pest-free storage facilities. What’s more, our climate-controlled warehouse is completely insulated.
As we are also an agent for United, we have the capability to take care of all your moving and logistical needs. Trust Larsen Transfer – the industry leader – to make your next move happen seamlessly!