Has the Last Child Moved Out of the House?

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While there are many things that you love about having your kids at home, you are likely looking forward to the day when the last one moves out and you and your spouse are finally empty nesters. You can experience a lot of emotions when this happens, but as you bounce between sadness and joy, you may be thinking about how you can improve the house now that you have the space to renovate and do what you want with each room. If you have things you need to put into self-storage, such as your child’s bedroom furniture or extra belongings, EZ Storage® in Detroit can help. We have standard and climate-controlled units that will work perfectly for your stuff!

Where to Begin?

dreamstime_xxl_11111843You might not be sure where to begin once your last child moves out on his or her own, but it’s important to remember that no matter where you start, you’re going to be making improvements to your home. Your goal might be to make it more comfortable for you and your spouse, or you might be renovating the property so that you can sell it in the near future. Whatever the case may be, moving some items into storage can give you the space you need to remodel and upgrade your house so that it works the way you want it to, or so that it’s more appealing to potential buyers.

A great place to begin is with your children’s bedrooms. You may want to keep one or two of them as guest rooms, but if there’s a room that you can turn into a home office or home theater area, then think about what things you will need in the space. If you need to change the configuration so that it’s more conducive to its new purpose (such as taking out a wall to make room for more seating), then start with architectural plans and designs. If you simply need to move some old furniture out and some new pieces in, then we can help you find the space for those older items.

Making Small Changes

Once you and your spouse become empty nesters, you may simply want to enjoy some quality time together, rather than begin major house renovations. There’s no rule stating that you must overhaul the entire house once the last child leaves, and making small changes can have a big impact on the comfort of your home. Finding new living room furniture or updating your bedroom set can make a big difference, and it doesn’t require you to renovate a room or area of your home. If you need somewhere to store your old furniture until one of your children comes to get it, we can help you find the ideal space.

dreamstime_xxl_45029519You can also rearrange your home so that it flows better, and if you had the living room or family room set up in a certain way because it worked best for your kids, then you can take this opportunity to set it up how you want it. You might want to create a seating area that’s more favorable for reading and conversation, rather than watching TV, and as you rearrange, you may find that there are furniture and decorative items you no longer want to keep. You can put them in storage with your other belongings, or you can donate them to a local non-profit. You can also have a garage or yard sale, and purging some of these things can be a great way to make your home feel like new.

At EZ Storage® in Detroit, we offer month-to-month leases on all of our self-storage units, so if you and your spouse have just become empty nesters and you’re looking for space to store some things, then visit one of our locations today. We have convenient access hours on every day of the year, so once you’ve rented a unit, you can visit it when it works for you. Our staff and resident managers are always happy to help however they can, so if you have questions or concerns, they’ll be there to assist you.

Visit us today to find your new storage space. We look forward to meeting you!