How Kelowna Self Storage Helps Empty-nesters Reclaim Their Homes

Posted on February 09, 2016

Kelowna Self Storage for empty nesters

Kelowna self storage centres are an ideal solution for people who want to free up space in their homes.


You did it. You raised your kids to the best of your ability and now they‚Äôre moving out. You‚Äôll miss them dearly, of course, but now it‚Äôs time to reclaim your home and enjoy your newfound freedom. Kelowna self storage is a good place to start.

Whether your children are leaving for good, or it’s only a temporary absence, a Kelowna storage rental unit can be a huge help because it allows you to hang onto things your kids might want or need at a later point. It’s a suitable storage solution if you have children who are:

  • Going off to school
  • Relocating for a new job opportunity
  • Moving in with friends, significant other or on their own
  • Travelling on an extended trip
  • Playing high-level sports in another city


Storing Keepsakes

When young adults move out on their own, it’s not uncommon for their new accommodation to be significantly smaller than what they’re used to. It might be a tiny apartment or a room in a house they’re renting with friends. Either way, they might not have space for all of their belongings.

Other times, it might be wise to let the parents hang onto their more valuable possessions, as things can sometimes get broken or disappear when living in shared accommodation.

But rather than let these items congest your home, why not place them in a Kelowna self storage centre where they‚Äôll be:

  • Safe and secure
  • Out of the elements
  • Easy to access
  • Out of your home


Free up Living Space

With your kids moving on, you’ll probably find that you have a little extra time in your social calendar. That may include entertaining friends and family from out of town. By removing the bulk of Johnny or Suzy’s personal possessions from their bedroom, you’re guests won’t feel like they’re imposing on someone else’s space.

Of course, you can keep the practical items people expect to find in a bedroom:

  • Bed
  • Dresser
  • End tables
  • Desk and chairs

It’s the other items that you may want to place in a Kelowna storage rental:

  • Collections (stamps, coins, trading cards)
  • Childhood memorabilia
  • Clothes
  • Sports equipment


Rediscover Your Hobbies

Oftentimes, parents will give up on a hobby because they no longer have the space to do it once kids come around. Or you might still do it, but on a limited scale.

With your children gone and an entire bedroom at your disposal, you’ll have the time and space to pursue your hobby to your heart’s content. By removing excess items, you can easily transform a room into whatever you fancy:

  • Sewing room
  • Art studio
  • Yoga studio
  • Meditation chamber
  • Workout room
  • Office space

Or perhaps you‚Äôve already been using your garage for the above activities. If that‚Äôs the case, you might be able to free up that space so you can actually park in it. To learn more about the benefits of this, check out our post: Kelowna Storage Units: 5 Reasons to Give Your Garage Back to Your Car.


A Kelowna self storage centre is an ideal solution for families with excess belongings. To discuss your storage needs, call the professionals at Space Centre Storage.

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