Most Common Reasons People Invest in Storage Units

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Storage units are widely used across the country, but the reasons that people choose to rent out these storage spaces will vary from person to person. Over the years, EZ Storage has helped hundreds of people find the additional storage space that they need. In that time, we’ve heard a wide variety of reasons that people choose to invest in a storage unit.

In today’s blog post, our team of storage professionals is going to go over a few of the most common reasons we’ve heard of people investing in storage units. Let’s dive in.

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Choosing to move from a larger house to a smaller property, households wind up with more than they’re able to store. Whether that’s in the form of holiday decorations, family heirlooms, or winter clothes, a self-storage unit is a fantastic way to keep all of your personal belongings even when they won’t fit inside your new home.


When moving, you’re tasked with moving all of your belongings from your current home to your new house. There are various things that can happen during the moving process where choosing to rent a self-storage unit can be beneficial. A prime example of this is when the current house sells before a new home is purchased. In these instances, a self-storage unit provides a safe place to store belongings until a new home is found.

Another way that we see self-storage units used quite frequently is for storage when preparing to show a house. While sellers want to make sure their homes look lived in, too much clutter can be a turn-off to buyers. For that reason, many sellers will invest in a storage unit to keep the items they don’t need access to during the move.

Home Renovation Projects

Moving isn’t the only home-related circumstance that people will choose to rent a storage unit. Home renovation projects require homeowners to move their precious belongings to prepare for the work that’s about to be done. Depending on the size of the project, moving these items over into another room will suffice. For some of the larger renovation projects that people complete, on the other hand, will need items moved to an entirely different space. In these instances, a storage unit is a fantastic solution for getting these items out of the way for your project.

Transient Job

There are various jobs that require employees to live on the road. For many of these individuals, investing in a house or apartment in a particular area when you’re unsure of how long you’ll be around that area for is silly. That’s why most people that are constantly on the go utilize a storage unit. These secure spaces provide enough space to house their belongings and the security needed to get peace of mind while on the road. It’s also a much more affordable option than renting an apartment or house for minimal use would be.

Open Up Some Space

It’s difficult not to fill your living space up with a variety of items, regardless of if you need them or not. This is the reality for homeowners and renters across the nation. Our homes quickly become cluttered and just like that, we’re off looking for a bigger house, with more space, that we’ll eventually fill up with junk.

If you’re not a fan of having various items laying around or you want to optimize the space in your home, choosing to rent a self-storage unit for items that you don’t frequently use is a fantastic idea. You’re able to hold onto all of these items but open up some space within your home, that’s what we call a win-win!

Contact EZ Storage® Today!

There are so many different ways that a self-storage unit can be beneficial. After reading today’s blog post, you may have found an advantage to renting out a storage unit that you may not have previously known. If so, contact your local EZ Storage® team today. Our team would be more than happy to answer any questions, provide you with a quote on various unit sizes, or get your storage unit set up and ready for you to use. Whatever it may be, you can count on our dedicated team to assist you.

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