Advantages And Disadvantages Of Renting A Self Storage

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If you’re moving into a new home, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of junk laying around your current house. We tend not to notice the accumulation over the years, but once it’s time to pack each item in a box, it all becomes evident. Now, it’s a smart idea to rent a self-storage unit to handle the larger objects and make room for the new. Breathing new life into a home is the point of moving, after all.


First and foremost, a self-storage unit offers space. The entire point of packing away large furniture or loose ends from the attic is to free up space. By renting a storage unit, you’re giving yourself additional room to work with in the new home.

Secondly, a self-storage unit is a reliable, secure option for your goods. Most facilities have security in place, including hired guards and camera equipment, to ensure the utmost safety of your prized possessions.


The downside to a rental unit, however, is the cost and access. Renting a storage unit for the long-term can be costly. People often end up storing their items that are rarely used, but then forgetting about them over time. The monthly costs can surely add up if left unnoticed.

Furthermore, having to drive across town, or even down the block, to your rental unit can be a real pain. It takes time, gas, and energy. Many homeowners simply don’t have an excess of these three.

It’s important to weigh the pros and cons of a self-storage unit before pulling the trigger and paying the monthly fees.

Contact Us

For more information on self-storage, contact Joe Bonnie & Son Moving & Storage by calling 561-272-2122. We make storing your goods affordable and easier, so do not hesitate to call us today!