When Is The Right Time To Sign Up For Long Term Storage?
How do you decide whether you need long term or short term storage? Read on.
There are several occasions where we decide we want to move out. It could be a job promotion, a career
change, a place with lower rent, need for more space, etc. The need for space arises when we have more
stuff than we actually need. Yes, I do understand there are times when you don’t want to throw away the
old cupboard, or the antique painting gifted by Aunt Mary, etc. Well, the good news is the use of storage
facilities is no more a far-fetched dream. However, how do you decide whether you need long term or
short term storage? Read on.
1. What is the duration that you think of when you think of stocking up your items?
Characteristically, long-term storage is a minimum of at least three months. If you feel you will
use it lesser than that, there is absolutely
no point. These kinds of warehouses are
essentially ideal for stuff that you want to
keep, but have no room. For example, a
lot of people store their RV’s, boats, tools
and equipment, seasonal items because
they either have no space, or because
maintaining them seems to be a tiresome
and expensive process.
2. Is the value of all the items more than the rate charged at the storage unit?
This is a vital tip to remember when storing your belongings. Before you make the final decision
to secure long-term storage, take some time out to sit and work out the cost of selling each item
and buying it back afterwards. This rule predominantly applies when it comes to the items that are
seldom used. Add together the probable selling price of everything and subtract that from the
price of buying it new. When you have done this you will be able to evaluate the total fees of the
unit so as to settle on whether you need long-term services or not.
3. Vehicle storeroom?
Perhaps, you have a convertible that you absolutely adore to drive in the spring time, but
scorching summer is on its way. Possibly, you are going to leave town for a business trip or you
leaving for an extended vacation, whatever the reason be, you know it will be long before you get
back home. In cases like these it is best to leave your car for long-term storage. They will take
care of it by charging it, cleaning it, changing the oil, and all that is required to keep the car up