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Why do we keep stuff?

Why do we keep stuff?

Americans love to keep stuff. As the manager at a local self storage facility, this is something that I can attest to firsthand. We love  to keep things that we will probably never need, or use again – but why?  A recent survey asked just that , and surprisingly, 94% of the people asked had an answer.
Here are the 5 top reasons that people say that they keep too much stuff…..

“I might need it sometime”

I have a friend that has a storage unit that includes a box of size 30 jeans. He is currently a 36 inch waist. He is in his 50’s, and does not exercise.  He will never need those jeans again.

“Sentimental Value”

This one I get to some extent – Photos, awards, etc., kept in storage – but Grandma’s old tattered armchair is just going to sit there – I guess sometimes we feel that we are discarding part of our family history.  A photo of grandma  sitting in that armchair, might be the better thing to keep.

“I’m going to sell it “

A friend of mine has a pile of stuff stored in one corner of his garage, that he has kept for years, with the intention of selling. These items include a punch bowl set,  a VHS tape rewinder, and a rooftop TV antenna .The best salesman in the world could not sell these items – ‘nuff said.

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“Feeling guilty”

This is a tough one. Some people just feel guilty discarding anything that is not complete and utter trash, even though they know that they will never ever use it. This is one of the biggest reasons that people become hoarders.

“I can use it as a gift “

This is a great one!  These are new or unopened items that you have no desire to keep for yourself, but somehow think that a friend, or family member would be thrilled to receive as a gift. All I can say is that if you have a family member or friend, who receives a punch bowl set, or a VHS tape rewinder, as an anniversary gift , you will know what happened.

Weddings and Self Storage Space

Weddings and Self Storage Space

It’s Spring! Love is in the air, along with the buzz of millions of brides making the final plans for their wedding day. Time to deal with guest lists, seating charts, floral arrangements, decorations, and so much more! Most couples don’t think of self-storage when planning a wedding, but it could be very helpful !

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A self storage space can come in handy for items like decorations, centerpieces, extra tables and chairs, linens, and much more. This is a great way to keep everything organized and neatly tucked away until you set up for the big day – A one stop pick up for all of your items to be delivered to your reception hall!

Your storage space could also come in handy immediately after your wedding day. Have your parents, best man or maid of honor collect your gifts from the reception, and take them to your storage space for you to sort through after the honeymoon. You may even want to consider keeping a small storage space permanently for all of your wedding mementos. Considering a climate controlled unit if you plan to store temperature sensitive items such as photographs or your wedding gown.

So head on over to local self storage facility, and take some of the stress out of planning your big day. See you after the honeymoon!

Self Storage and Seniors – Perfect Together!

nj self storage fopr seniorsLife is good! The kids have grown and moved out, and are starting families of their own. We finally have the house to ourselves – Yay!  The problem is that it’s way too much house for the two of us. It’s time to downsize, possibly with a nice condominium in a senior community. No cutting the grass! No shoveling snow! Uh-0h , we forgot about the limited storage space. Where we once had a house filled with children, we now have a house filled with family photos, children’s books,souvenirs from vacations, scrapbooks, trophies, and stuffed animals. Hmmm…What to do? A self storage space  may be the answer!

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Once your family memories have been laughed over, cried over, sorted and boxed, take some time to check out your local Self Storage facility. Your family memories are valuable to you, so be sure to choose one with good security features. Most are security gated with video surveillance – some even offer resident security managers. You may also want to consider a climate controlled unit to minimize the effect of extreme temperatures and moisture  on your stored items . Choosing a location close to your new home can provide a simple, and stress-free solution to your problem. You may however, want to get one with a little extra space. I am sure that once the kids find out that you have a storage space, they will want you to share !