Storage and the 4Ds of Life (Downsizing )

June 2017

downsizing home to a smaller oneIn the fourth and final part of our four-part series, we are going to discuss the final “D” of life – downsizing. This is common as we get older and need to go from a large house our family needed to thrive, down to a more manageable home that we can take care of in our twilight years. However, that’s not the only time downsizing may occur in your life. If you are facing that type of situation, it is important that you know that it can be a very cathartic process.

Downsizing Can Be Very Freeing

When you have to move from a larger home into a smaller one, it can be a very freeing experience. It allows you to purge your life of items you no longer use or need. However, you will not be able to get rid of everything. If your new home doesn’t have room for everything, your freeing experience could become a stressful one. In that case, you need to make the choice about what you do with the items you want but don’t have room for.

Options for Storage

If you have a lot of items that you do not have room for, you may have to be creative on how you use or store them. You could take larger items that could store other things, such as trunks, and use them as seats around your home. That way, these items have double usage. You can also ask family members that have basements or garages to store a few items for you. However, there is no guarantee that they will have room or that they will even want to store items for you.

The best storage option when you are facing downsizing is renting a storage unit. It allows you to get just what you need, and nothing more. You still have full access to all of your belongings, any time that you need them. There is no worry that you would inconvenience anyone when you needed something, and you can trust that your belongings are safe.
For all of your downsizing storage needs, there are some great storage options out there. For 24 access to your stuff and trustworthy, reliable customer service, you want to turn to Total Storage. We can help you find the perfect unit for your needs, and help you get precisely what you need without any hoops to jump through.

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