Coming Home After a Long Time Away

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Coming home after being gone for a long time can be somewhat bittersweet, as you’re happy to be back in familiar surroundings, but they may not be as familiar as you thought they’d be. You’re back in the same house or same neighborhood, but you can immediately see that things have changed (or that you have changed).

You may have been overseas in the military or you may have a had a job assignment that took you to another country. Whatever the reason was, coming home after a long time away often means it will take time to settle back into a routine. If your belongings were in storage, one of the best ways to re-acclimate is to pick up your things, go through them, and decide what you want to keep. At EZ Storage® in St. Louis, we’re always here to help you adjust to life at home.

Sorting Through Belongings

dreamstime_17615125If you’ve had things in storage at one of our facilities, you can pick them up between 7:00am and 9:00pm on any day of the week. This gives you the ability to retrieve your items when it works for you, instead of waiting for us to be open.

Once you’ve picked up your belongings, it can be a good idea to go through item, either to reminisce or decide what you no longer need. Certain personal items can conjure up strong memories and help you feel tied to the people and the places you’ve come back to, and could be the catalyst behind staying put for an extended period of time, instead of traveling abroad once again.

As far as the practicality of unpacking your things that were in storage, you can make sure nothing is damaged and decide what you want to keep and what you want to throw away or donate. There may be boxes in your self-storage unit that you haven’t gone through in years, and most likely, several items you’d forgotten you owned. If you no longer need something or you’ve been holding onto an heirloom that want to pass down, your long-awaited return can be a great time to give things away.

We’re Proud to Help You

If you’ve had things in storage with us while you were away for an extended period of time, we first want to say thank you for trusting us with your belongings. If you’re planning to be gone for several months or years, for whatever reason, you can count on EZ Storage® to keep your things safe and secure until you return. Our month-to-month leases make it easy to rent a unit for as long as you need, and our recurring billing options ensure that you don’t miss a payment.

Stop by one of our St. Louis storage facilities today to learn more about our unit options, which include both standard and climate-controlled spaces. Whether you’re coming or going, we’ll be here to help you keep your things safe, so you can focus on things that are more important.

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