The pros and cons of mini storage units

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Storage units are blessings for those who have a lot of extra items they do not want to crowd their home or garages with. Many seasonal items, extra kid things, large appliances, boats, trailers, and even bedroom sets are common in storage units.

But what happens if you need a small space and have only a few boxes? There are mini storage options for those who have smaller needs.

The pros of mini storage

Smaller spaces – The most common pro to mini storage units are their size. They are perfect for people who have a few extra items they want out of their homes.

Cheaper storage options – Mini storage units tend to be cheaper than their larger counterparts. So, if you have a small budget and still need the added storage, these are your best bet.

Reduces clutter – The best thing about a storage unit is its ability to reduce added clutter in your home. Remove unwanted items from your basement, spare bedrooms, or garage by renting a unit that you can store them in.

Albeit, a storage unit could also help you become more organized as you box items together that are relevant.

Alleviates stress – Removing unnecessary items from your home can reduce the stress that comes with being cluttered, unorganized, or in spaces that are smaller due to excess items.

The cons of mini storage

Items are not in your daily possession – Like any other storage unit, when you store your items away from your home you no longer have easy access to them should you need something last minute.

Instead, you’d need to get in your vehicle and travel to the storage facility during their hours (some are not open 24-hours a day) to retrieve your things.

Lease agreement – If you can’t afford your normal bills; mortgage, utilities, electric, loan or credit card payments – signing a lease agreement on a unit may not be a great idea.

A better idea would be to sell your items on eBay, Facebook Marketplace, or via garage sales to reduce your item load and make a few extra bucks.

Keep in mind, most storage facilities have month-to-month, six-month, and twelve-month lease agreements.