At Priestley & Sons Moving, we offer storage unit rentals exclusively to our moving customers. Although we reserve our spaces for those moving, there are plenty of other reasons you may consider a storage unit.
Depending on the stage of life you are in and your family size, you may need to rent a storage unit sooner rather than later. As your family grows, so too will your belongings.
In this article, we’re sharing the top eight reasons homeowners typically opt for a storage unit rental. If you identify with one or more of the eight reasons described below, a storage unit is in your future.
8 Reasons to Consider a Storage Unit Rental
1 – You’re Moving
Moving is the number one reason to rent a storage unit. If you’ve just moved to the area, a storage unit is a great place to keep extra items that may not have found their place in your new home.
While you wait to move into your new home, you may stay with a family member, friend, or in a hotel. A unit may be necessary so that you don’t overwhelm your temporary housing with your belongings.
2 – You Want to Free Up Space
We all have items in our home we could do without, but can’t bear to part with entirely. Acquiring excess furniture after one too many trips to the department store can leave you with mismatched items. Or maybe you are running out of room for your seasonal decor that only makes an appearance once a year.
Freeing up space in your home with a storage unit is great if you want to hang onto certain items but are running out of space to contain it all.
3 – You’re Renovating
Home remodels and renovations can take months. Depending on the size and scope of your home remodel, a storage unit rental is in your best interest. A storage unit will keep your valuables protected while you focus on the remodel.
4 – You’re Holding Belongings for Someone Else
It is common to have relatives stay with other family members, even if just temporarily. While it can be great to help a relative that is relocating to your area or trying to get back on their feet, there may not be enough space for everyone’s possessions.
You should consider a storage unit rental if you are hosting a family member for an extended period. You will free up a considerable amount of space and help make room for everyone.
5 – You Want to Protect Valuable Items
If you have antique furniture, inherited valuables, or other items you want to protect, but not necessarily keep out in the open all the time, you need a storage unit. The security and relief that you will experience are well worth the cost.
6 – You Want to Free Up a Room for the Summer
If your child is coming home from college or your parents are visiting for the summer, why not clear out a room entirely? It can be hard for guests to feel ‘at home’ when there isn’t room for them to make it feel cozy and comfortable.
If you are planning to have company soon, consider freeing up space for them by putting unnecessary belongings or furniture in a storage unit.
7 – You’re Getting Married or Divorced
Whether you’re combining two households or splitting one apart, a storage unit can reduce stress significantly. With marriage, you may find that you have a mismatch of items that don’t quite fit together, but you’re not ready to part with these items. A storage unit is a great solution. For those going through a divorce, a storage unit may be necessary if you downsize to a smaller home or apartment.
No matter where life finds you, even temporary storage can be a lifesaver as you transition through a new time.
8 – You Just Had a Baby — or Your “Baby” is Going to College
Welcoming a new baby home is both exciting and terrifying. A storage unit may be necessary before your bundle of joy arrives. As you make room around your home for your new baby, you may find that certain items need to be put away or moved before your due date. A storage unit saves parents stress since their furniture and other items can be safely stored until they are ready to be used again.
Of course, you may also be sending your ‘baby’ off to college or elsewhere to start their adult years in the real world. Empty nesters benefit from storage units because it allows for the safe storage of your adult child’s belongings without getting rid of them.
How Can I Rent a Gresham Storage Unit Near Me?
If you are moving to or near Gresham, storage unit rentals are best handled by Priestley & Sons. We have been in the moving and storage business for nearly 100 years. Since 1929, local residents and businesses have put their trust in Priestley & Sons — and so can you. If you need a Gresham storage unit, we’ve got you covered!
Contact us at (503) 661-7920 to rent a storage unit today.
Priestley & Sons | Serving Portland, Gresham, & More
Priestley & Sons offers local and long-distance moving services, packing services, and storage unit rentals. Gresham, Portland, and residents elsewhere in the metropolitan area can contact us at any time.
Our state-of-the-art Gresham storage units are secure, safe, and available exclusively to our moving customers. If you are moving into a new home and need to rent a storage unit in Gresham, give us a call.
We guarantee to treat your belongings with care and respect. Let us take the stress off your next move by utilizing our storage unit rentals in Gresham.
Call Priestley & Sons to schedule your move and discuss your storage needs: (503) 661-7920