Many Okanagan residents choose to rent a Kelowna storage unit for the long term. It's so handy to have the extra space for things you don't want cluttering up your house. However, many people tend to overlook the possibilities for short-term storage.
This is probably because the need for a temporary storage rental doesn't happen all that often. And because they happen so infrequently, people don't always think of a storage unit as a suitable solution. Here are a few examples:
In Between Homes
Moving is like a juggling act: drop one ball and everything else can quickly come unraveled. When you're relocating, there are so many things to coordinate:
- Moving dates
- Possession dates
- Moving companies
Despite your best efforts to plan your move down to the finest details, sometimes there will be an unavoidable gap between the time you move out and the time you're allowed to take possession of your new home. This is when the storage units Kelowna residents trust with their belongings come in handy.
If you have to wait more than a month or two before you can move into your new home, you might have to rent somewhere. Rather than pack and unpack all of your possessions twice, you could place your stuff in a Kelowna storage unit and look for somewhere to rent that's furnished.
When selling your home, one of the first things your Kelowna realtor will recommend is to declutter your house. To "stage" your house effectively, you need to:
- Remove your personal effects
- Clean the living area
- Create a feeling of spaciousness
In doing so, you will create a more inviting atmosphere that highlights your home's selling features. You can achieve this by removing unnecessary belongings and storing them in a Kelowna self storage centre.
If you have the space on your property, another option is to hire a portable storage container rental. For more on this, check out our post: Staging, Storing & Selling: How Kelowna Mobile Storage Containers Help Sell Homes.
Students and Teachers
These days, it's becoming more and more common for students to move abroad for post-secondary education. And even some teachers will spend their summers elsewhere when class is out.
Rather than lug all of your school supplies, books, desks and furniture home with you, it might be easier to place then in a storage rental for the summer. That way, when you come back in the fall, everything will be there waiting for you.
Sometimes life throws you a curveball in the form of a serious illness or injury. If it's bad enough, you may require the help of family or friends to get back on your feet. That might even involve moving in with someone else until you've recovered.
If you'e a renter, it might be more cost effective to move out and place your belongings in a temporary storage unit.
Do you have an unexpected need for temporary storage? The Kelowna storage unit specialists at Space Centre Storage offer short-term rates on a variety of storage rentals.