Going Through Your Childhood Belongings

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If you’re home for the summer from college, or your parents are about to move out of your childhood home, then now is the perfect time to go through some of your belongings. You may have dolls, action figures, and other toys that you’ve kept in a box in a closet for 10 years, not to mention the boxes of mementos that your parents have saved over the years. At EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh, we can help you find the perfect self-storage unit for your childhood belongings, should you need to move them out of their current spot in the bedroom closet.

Taking Inventory of Your Toys

dreamstime_xxl_51239233Some childhood toys can be great to pass on to your kids, while others may be worth a bit of money, depending on what kind of condition they’re in, or if they’re still in the original box. There are some toys out there that are worth a fortune, and that a serious collector will pay top dollar for once you post it online or put it up for auction. Taking inventory of your toys can be a great way to relive some childhood memories, as well as find some things that you can sell for profit. Anything that’s left over can be stored in your storage unit until you decide what to do with it!

Showing Off Your Trophies

If you participated in little league baseball, took ballet, or won the local spelling bee, then you might have a few trophies that are gathering dust in the back of the closet. As you’re going through everything, why not take them out, polish them up, and put them on display in your house? While it may seem a bit silly, it could be a way to get your kids interested in certain activities, either now or in the future.

Protecting Precious Memories

dreamstime_xxl_55559925Your parents kept those boxes of your belongings for so many years because they wanted to protect those precious memories, and make sure you had some things from your childhood that you could keep. If your parents are moving to a smaller house, or to a nursing home or assisted living facility, then it’s now up to you to keep those memories safe. Going through boxes can be a great way to show your spouse or partner things from your childhood, as well as create new memories with your family.

Rent a Storage Unit Today

If you’re home for the summer, then you should have the time to go through everything and take stock of what you want to keep, and what can be sold, tossed, or donated. If you only have a few days to go through things, then it could be a good idea to rent a self-storage unit. You can get the boxes out of the house, and we’ll make sure that everything is protected until you can come pick it up and decide what you want to do with it. Every storage unit is available on a month-to-month lease, so you’ll only pay for the time you need.

We look forward to helping you!