Reclaim Your Garage with a Self-Storage Unit

When you moved into your home, that empty garage was pristine. You relished the idea of your car never being covered in snow or baking in the oven that is the sun. Or perhaps you imagined a highly organized workspace for projects.

Yet somehow, the floor, shelves, walls and even ceilings of your garage have become the resting place of seasonal supplies, outgrown toys and rarely used bikes or skateboards. 

The space doesn’t belong to you, but to the stuff that has nowhere better to go and isn’t ready for the trash bin. This is actually an all-too-common scenario for garage owners in the United States. 

Fortunately, there is a solution. A self-storage unit is a home away from home for the items that have taken over your garage. When you find a storage facility that is conveniently located, fits your budget and has the amenities you need, it will feel like that load has been lifted.    

Here’s how to reclaim your garage with a self-storage unit.

Put Seasonal Items in Storage

Whether you live in New York or Louisiana, you probably have some seasonal items that you only need certain times of the year. From snow skis to inflatable pools to autumn decor, certain things don’t need to be accessible all year. 

Depending on where you live, look around your garage for these seasonal items for your self-storage unit:

  • Lawn and gardening supplies
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Seasonal decor
  • Winter sports gear (skis, snowboard, etc.)
  • Beach/pool gear (life jackets, kiddie pools, etc.)

These things don’t necessarily have to be tied to the seasons, but still might only get used once or twice a year:

  • Camping supplies
  • Sports equipment
  • Watercraft (canoes, kayaks, surfboard, etc.)

Store for Future Use

Have toys and clothes from your first child that your younger kids won’t use for years? Expecting a new baby and getting too many gifts? A self-storage unit is great for storing things you’ll need down the road:

  • Baby/kid clothes
  • Toys
  • Bikes
  • Baby supplies (crib, stroller, etc.)
  • Maternity clothes
  • Bed frames

Large Items

Sometimes we wind up with items for the home that simply don’t fit. Or perhaps a particular hobby makes you wish for a second garage, such as that classic car or the antique furniture you plan to reupholster.  

As expected, self-storage units are ideal for large items that try to monopolize your garage:

  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Motorcycles
  • Cars
  • Boats

Concerned About Cost?

If you’re worried about adding another monthly bill, know that self-storage units come in a range of sizes, some as small as 5 feet by 5 feet, which costs far less than units used for storing a few rooms’ worth of belongings.

On top of that, think of the time and energy you’ll save when there’s less cluttering up your garage. It could be well worth the cost of renting a self-storage unit.  

If you’re ready to reclaim your garage with a self-storage unit, learn more about Storage Post and find a self-storage location near you, or visit our website and reach out through this simple contact form.