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Kelowna Self Storage: An Ideal Solution for Couples Taking the Next Step

Posted on November 23, 2015

Kelowna Self Storage couples move in

Kelowna self storage is a popular choice for couples moving in together that have a lot of excess belongings.

Kelowna self storage has always been a terrific option for established families with excess belongings. But it also offers an ideal solution for couples in love that are ready to take 'the next step'.

Budding relationships ultimately reach a point where the individuals want to spend more and more time together. In terms of showing a commitment and allowing that bond to grow, moving in together is a logical choice. And not just for the sake of the relationship. It makes a lot of sense financially, as couples can share living costs:

  • Rent/mortgage
  • Insurance
  • Bills
  • Food
  • Vehicles
  • Significant purchases

 

Two of Everything

When couples move in together, they usually bring with them everything they needed to live alone. As a result, you end up with two sets of everything:

  • TVs
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Kitchenware
  • Beds
  • The list goes on‚Ķ

If you‚Äôre moving into a large house, you might have room for everything. If you don‚Äôt, finding a Kelowna self storage specialist might be your best option. It can even be used as a temporary solution until you can sort through what you‚Äôre going to keep.

Portable storage containers are also an option for people who are consolidating their belongings. To learn more, read: 3 Benefits of Storage Containers for People Who Are Downsizing.

 

What Stays, What goes?

Let’s say you have two couches, but only enough space for one. The easy solution is to evaluate them and decide which one you like better. You can then either place the extra one in a self storage unit or find it a new home.

You can use this approach for pretty much everything you have in duplicate, and it can be an effective way to purge things you don’t need. If your boyfriend’s TV is outdated and you just bought a brand new one, it’s a straightforward decision.

However, certain possessions can conjure up sentimentality and attachment (i.e. an old recliner that belonged to your grandparents), and you might not be quite ready to let them go, even though you should. That’s when your relationship skills will be put to the test.

 

Future Plans

If you’re not planning on staying in your current home for long, it might be worth storing extra furniture and other useful items if you’re looking to upsize. The same goes if you’re thinking about starting a family.

 

What To Do With Your Excess?

While sorting through your belongings, you‚Äôre guaranteed to find items you no longer need. Instead of storing them, why not try to sell them, or move them along to someone else who could use them? There are plenty of online buy-and-sell sites (Kijiji and Craigslist), as well as many numerous charity shops like the Salvation Army that would greatly appreciate your donations.


Are you searching for an affordable Kelowna self storage company? The Space Centre features a range of short- and long-term storage options to suit your budget. Call us to discuss your storage needs.

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