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Self Storage Units - A Viable Option in Good Times and Hard Times

Sep 12, 2008
With the recent downturn in the economy, consumers are more willing than ever to do what they can to save money. From researching service stations to find the cheapest gas, to cutting back on vacations, Americans are feeling pinched in the wallet and doing what they can to reduce expenses. Many consumers are scaling down--some by choice and others by necessity.

Many Americans that 'over bought' during the housing market hey-day have some tough choices to make. Record numbers of properties are in foreclosure, and many Americans are having to (or choosing to) sell their homes and downsize.

When downsizing, many families don't have the space to accommodate all of the items that their previous, larger home could accommodate. While it may be necessary to give up their house, parting with their valuables can sometime be more difficult. This attachment to belongings, such as family heirlooms and keepsakes, is one of the reasons many Americans are looking for self storage.

Self Storage Units Provide Value, Security and Space

If you are downsizing, than you are probably having to make some decisions regarding what items your new home can accommodate. And, more than likely, you need a place to store your belongings that simply don't fit in your new place. Renting a self storage unit is an easy, cost-effective solution for people who need extra space.

Modern self storage facilities are equipped to manage almost every kind of storage request. Their professional facility managers will assist you in finding a tailored solution for your storage needs. Self storage units come in variety of sizes, ranging from closet-sized units perfect for storing off-season clothing, to large units that can accommodate an entire household.

Utilizing a self storage unit allows consumers to keep their homes clutter-free while holding on to their 'priceless treasures' in a secured environment. Priceless treasures can include anything from your child's artwork to family antiques to sports equipment--as the saying goes, beauty (and value) is in the eye of the beholder. Self storage facilities provide renters with peace of mind, knowing that their "priceless" items will be safe and secure.

Cost-Effective, Customized Storage Solution

Self storage units provide value and flexibility. One of the advantages to storing is that many self storage facilities allow consumers a month-to-month rental agreement, giving customers the freedom to rent a self storage unit for as long or as little as needed. And, thanks to the variety of unit sizes, renters can downsize or upgrade as their needs change.

Reputable self storage operators can help customize a solution that affords you a multitude of options when you need a secure place to put your belongings. When shopping for self storage units, look for those that are climate controlled (which will protect your valuables from temperature and moisture-related damage), monitored with video cameras, and those that have individual door alarms and locks, meaning you are the only person who has access to your unit. This level of security is of paramount importance given the high value people place on the items that they store.

Across the country there are a variety of self storage options. Whether you're in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia or have a need to for Tampa self storage, contact a local storage facility before you consider throwing away those cherished possessions. You'll find keeping your things in a self storage facility is an affordable option.
About the Author
Mr. Kleindienst is a self storage company executive. He has a passion for helping consumers with Pennsylvania (PA) self storage , Virginia (VA) self storage and Brooklyn self storage .
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