One thing almost as inevitable as the proverbial death and taxes is clutter. However, using self-storage to declutter your home, you can say goodbye to the mess, and hello to space.
All but the most disciplined of homes suffer from clutter – especially if they’re a modern smaller residency. While moving to a new house provides a fantastic opportunity to have a clear out and start fresh, any sufficient time spent in one location will probably lead to an increase in clutter.
Spare rooms become makeshift storage facilities for items which aren’t regularly used, piles of magazines, mail, and bills accumulate wherever a flat surface can be found on which to stack them, and that’s all before we even dare peek inside the dreaded closet under the stairs.
However, while it’s no big thing to get rid of garbage, things can get more complicated when it comes to those unused items which take up a lot of space but are of sufficient emotional or practical value that you don’t wish to get rid of them.
This is where self-storage units come in.
How You Can Use Self-Storage to Declutter Your Home
A rented self-storage unit may be just the ticket to help improve the enjoyment of your home and your overall quality of life. Whether you are tired of tripping over old toys or collectibles, worried about the potential fire-hazard large stacks of paperwork and magazines present or need somewhere more practical to store seasonal decorations for the 48-odd weeks of the year you aren’t using them, a self-storage unit provides an elegant solution.
Your items will be kept safe, dry, and secure, while also insured (not usually included as standard) against any loss or damage, for a nominal monthly fee. Just make sure you keep up with your rent or else your items could end up on public display on one of those storage auction television shows.
“Once you’ve taken inventory of your clutter, it’s time to find a storage unit for the items you want to keep,” writes Vince Mancuso, of StorageTalk. “This means finding the best storage facility, unit size, and storage features for your needs.”
Making the Case to Declutter Your Home – What are You Waiting For?
So, take inventory of your items. Decide honestly what you need to be conveniently available to you, and which items you can handle being a short trip away and start decluttering your home today. Clearing away the clutter in your home will have a positive effect on your sense of wellbeing and quality of life and will allow you to enjoy your home like never before.
If You Decide to Use Self-Storage to Declutter Your Home, Make Sure you Insure Your Belongings in Storage with SnapNsure™
If you use a storage unit to declutter your home, you need to be sure that your stuff is safe from pests or rodents, theft, and damage due to environmental factors such as fire, flooding, storms, and lightning.
When it comes to pricing, coverage, convenience, and reliability, the SnapNsure™ Contents Program is the best choice as a student to address all of these concerns. Coverage plans range from a minimum of $2,000 up to a maximum of $25,000 of coverage per unit.
It is simply the best self-storage insurance on the market (see our blog on self-storage insurance explained).
SnapNsure™ is the only company in the U.S. offering all of these coverages together – and the only company offering Named Storm coverage for self-storage at all.
SnapNsure™ is a “direct-to-consumer” product with no middleman, SO YOU WILL SAVE MONEY over the insurance offered by self-storage companies! Our premiums are typically 100% to 200% lower for the same coverage limits offered at the storage facility (storage facilities typically mark up their premiums, with a sizable profit going straight to the storage company).
And every SnapNsure™ policy has a standard $100 deductible.
Coverage renews every month upon payment of your SnapNsure™ premium. It starts as soon as your completed application is received electronically by the SnapNsure™ website – so you can even purchase coverage on your cell phone as you’re signing the storage facility’s rental contract. And you can cancel at any time. Simple right!
SnapNsure™ is underwritten by The Hanover Insurance Group – the holding company for one of the largest admitted insurance carriers in the United States.
It simply makes sense to get the coverage you need from SnapNsure™. Get Insured now!