6 Unexpected Ways Self Storage Makes Your Life Better

Krista Diamond | Feb 01, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

You’ve tried all the #lifehacks in the world, but at the end of the day how much easier does your life really feel? When it comes to feeling healthier, more organized, less stressed and more in control of your life, you might think that you need a million different solutions to a million different problems but it turns out you only need one. To paraphrase the wise scholar Bruno Mars in his classic song “Uptown Funk”: Don’t believe us? Just watch (all the unexpected ways that self storage makes your life better).

1. It Makes You Healthier, Both Inside and Out

Having a hard time finding the motivation to tackle your to-do list? Watching your yoga mat collect dust as you put off working out again? Feeling like your wintertime blues are extending into spring? Studies have shown that reducing clutter can cause you to eat healthier, exercise more, get things done and feel happier overall. The problem is, most people have no place to put all of that clutter. Enter self storage. Putting the things that are taking up space in your home into a storage unit will free up your living area and your mind.

2. It Allows You to Pursue Your Hobbies

What’s the one thing you’ve always wanted to try? Picture the hobby you’d love to pick up and then imagine all of the stuff that comes along with it. Unless you’re aspiring to become a mime in your free time, your new hobby probably requires supplies. Painting comes with canvases and brushes. Skiing comes with boots and goggles and of course, skis. Self storage can be a refuge for all of that stuff, allowing you to pursue your hobbies without having them take over your closet.

3. It Makes Moving Less Stressful

Moving is the worst, but self storage can make it a little less terrible. If you’re dealing with leases that don’t overlap (Hello, hotel room for a month!), a new apartment that’s way, way smaller than your old one or you’re moving to another state and you’re unable to fit everything in your car all at once, self storage can be a lifesaver. A storage unit gives you a safe place to store your belongings while you’re in transition. Did we mention that some facilities offer moving truck rentals and moving supplies too? Game-changer.

4. It Protects Your Stuff Better Than Even You Can

You might think your photo albums and family heirlooms are safe and sound in your attic and your basement, but mold, mildew and drastic temperature changes can damage them more than you realize. A storage unit with climate control can take excellent care of these and any other items that require a mild temperature and low humidity level. A storage unit can also offer your stuff an unparallelled level of security. With gated access, alarms, on-site management and surveillance cameras, you can trust that there’s always someone protecting your belongings, even if it’s not you.

5. It Comes Through For You When Life Gets Tough

There’s a reason people turn to self storage during the big events in life. Major life challenges don’t just come with emotional baggage, they come with actual baggage. A serious breakup or divorce has you moving back into your bachelor pad. A death in the family leaves you with grief along with a house full of possessions that you have no place for. No one talks about the logistical side of tragedy until it happens. Instead of stressing yourself out further by sorting through stuff during a major life change, put those items into a storage unit and focus on healing.

6. It Allows You to Travel More

If you’re struck with wanderlust every few weeks or the thought of putting roots down terrifies you 24/7, self storage can offer you a safe, affordable alternative to leaving your stuff in your apartment while you travel. After all, that subletter seems nice, but he might be a total psycho. You’re better off storing your stuff and never having to find out whether or not he was being sarcastic when he made that joke about playing dress up with your clothes. And if your travel plans involve an RV or a boat, self storage can help you with that too.