Life in transition is one of the most common reasons our customers rent a self-storage unit. We never could have imagined the transition that our world is currently undergoing during the coronavirus outbreak. We recognize that many of you are practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic and will be spending time at home.
Some of you may use this time to rearrange your space to make room for your family being home all day and night, others may use the time to clean and organize spaces you may have been putting off. In some cases, you may have to make room to work at home and need a temporary space to move items while using an impromptu home office. Renting a storage unit may help save you money on rent during times of transition and can act as a garage or extra closet when making space at home while social distancing.
Situations When Renting a Storage Unit Can Save You Money
Renting a storage unit helps you save money while your in-between homes, which may come as a result due to a variety of reasons.
- Between terms at college, studying abroad, returning home to live with your parents as you transition after graduation.
- Separation and divorce often see one or both parties having to relocate, downsize and transition to a smaller home.
- Individuals or couples planning to save money to buy a house may be living with in-laws or rooming with friends temporarily before making the big purchase.
- Retirement downsizing often finds couple and individuals moving to smaller homes while still needing space for extra furniture, collections, sports equipment and home decor.
- Whether buying or renting, sometimes a gap in time results between when you must be out of your old place and can move into the new place.
- Moving to a new city for work temporarily.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) affects your income resulting in the need to downsize.
For people in transition, saving money comes as a top priority. You want to be able to access your belongings without having to rent a larger home or apartment to accommodate your things temporarily. Renting a storage unit to use as an extra closet or garage offers you an affordable option for temporary placement during times of transition or while social distancing.
Benefits of Renting a Storage Unit For Extra Space
After determining what belongings you actually want or need to keep (check out our blog on how self-storage can help you organize your house for tips), renting a storage unit allows you to rent a smaller, more affordable apartment and keep your non-essential belongings nearby. If you must relocate to a new city for work temporarily, renting a storage unit allows you to keep your belongings in a secure space where you won’t have to worry about them.
Open During COVID-19 Stay Home Orders - These are challenging times and our current customers can access their storage spaces and others can rent units they need. We have updated our operational procedures to comply with local and state requirements and to protect the health and safety of our customers and staff. All our self-storage facilities remain open, so you can still access your personal or business storage unit.
Rent a Storage Unit on a Month-by-Month Basis - Renting a storage unit can help you save money on rent at a larger apartment or home by allowing you to rent the exact amount of space you need on a month-by-month basis. During transitional periods of your life, you may only need to rent a storage unit for a few months - waiting for your new home to be ready, temporary work arrangements or moving your winter clothing and toys out of the garage for the summer.
Save Space, Gain Peace of Mind - Using a storage unit as an extra garage or closet adds an additional level of peace of mind. While not using your belongings, they will be securely stored in a facility with state-of-the-art security features. Units at Security Public Storage facilities include individual alarms, HD video monitors and an abundance of cameras and lighting. Our vigilant managers actively monitor the security system and take swift action if they identify a potential threat. Many of our managers live right on site and their proactive nature sets us apart.
Cost-Effective - Self-storage units offer a cost-effective option whether you need extra space in your home or you’re in transition between homes. Choose a storage unit that works around your budget and is ready as soon as you need the space, for as long as you need it. Instead of budgeting for a larger apartment, renting a storage unit can be more affordable and more convenient for items you don’t access daily. Month-to-month rentals mean you only must pay for the space as long as you need it without a long-term contract.
Convenient Access Hours - Renting a storage unit from Security Public Storage provides you with convenient access at times that work with your schedule. Many of our locations feature easily accessible locations near major highways and thoroughfares. When using a storage unit as a garage or extra closet, it's important to be able to access your belongings when you need them. Self-storage facilities with convenient access and extended gate hours make it easy.
Take Advantage of Honest Pricing at SPS
We're here for you when you need extra space, no matter the catalyst. At SPS, we value honest pricing and want our customers to know they won't be surprised when the bill comes. To us, honest pricing means no hidden add-ons like deposits, admin or move-in fees. Our rates also include insurance, which makes a big difference when factoring in how much you'll need to pay for self-storage. We know access to your storage unit is essential during these challenging times and we're here for you while social distancing.