CONSIDERING A STORAGE UNIT?
How to Eliminate the Need for Your Storage Unit
THE HIDDEN COST OF STORAGE UNITS
3 Shocking Storage Stats
Storage – it seems like such an easy solution. Too much stuff? Just drive it off to a handy storage facility, pay a little bit and you’re free. But are you really?
- 52% of storage unit customers surveyed rented their storage unit for one year or more. (Source: SSA)
- 67% of self storage renters live in single-family homes — only 27% live in apartments. Most of these renters live in single family homes which have a garage and 33% also have a basement in their home. (Source: SSA)
- A typical 5′ x 10′ storage unit in Clark County WA will cost $840/year (online primary research). The national monthly average for storage unit rental is $88.85 (Source: Spare Foot)
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THESE
3 Storage Alternatives
There are better alternatives. Maybe you can do this on your own. A professional organizing service like Messes Managed can get you past your procrastination.
With a little help, the treasures can be sifted from the trash. A professional organizer can suggest more efficient options, such as digitizing documents and photos.
- Sell – Declutter for Cash
Rather than paying for storage, you can get cash for what you’re using infrequently enough to store.
- Donate / Recycle / Trash
Even if what you have isn’t saleable, or perhaps you simply want to do a good turn, Messes Managed owner Susan Parrish literally wrote the Columbian article on where to donate or recycle almost anything in Clark County.
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A Few Hours to Save $800+
Whether you find a way to eliminate the need for your storage unit yourself, or get help, it’s worth a try. Messes Managed is surprisingly affordable, especially compared to storage rental. And a consult costs $0.
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