Moving in With Relatives?

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While you likely value your independence, there may come a time in your life when you have to move in with relatives, even if it’s just for a few months. You might be preparing to travel overseas for work or school, or you may have just finished college and you want to spend some time at home before you strike out into the world. Whatever the case may be, EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh can help you find the ideal self-storage space, no matter how long you need it for!

Evaluating Your Stuff

dreamstime_xxl_45830398Before you leave your dorm room or your apartment, take a few days to evaluate the stuff you own. If there are items you want to keep, box them up and set them aside for storage. If there are things that you can toss or donate, make a separate pile for each of those destinations. Paring down your possessions before you move can make a big difference on moving day, as well as when you come back from your trip or find a new place to call your own. Once you have things ready for storage, our team can help you find the right fit for your belongings.

Short-Term Living Arrangements

If you’re planning to travel overseas, then you’re likely only going to live with your relatives for a short amount of time. You may only need a few suitcases of clothes, as well as some personal belongings that you want to keep with you. The rest can be stored until you return, but trying to fit everything into your parents’ garage or basement can be tricky, not to mention you don’t want it spilling over into the living areas. Your parents or grandparents will love having you there for a few weeks, but they may not feel the same about your stuff. Putting belongings into self-storage can save everyone from a lot of headaches!

Multi-Generational Households

dreamstime_l_5772337Living with relatives can help you save money, since you won’t be paying rent (or at least not as much as you would were you living on your own). The house you’re moving into may have multiple generations living there, from yourself and your siblings to your parents and perhaps your grandparents or an aunt or uncle. It can make financial sense for everyone to live together, even if it’s just for a short time. However, with this situation often comes the issue of finding enough storage for everyone’s belongings. At one of our facilities, you can find a unit that can fit your boxes, grandma’s heirlooms, and much more!

If you’re moving in with relatives for a few months, or you’re planning to live together for the foreseeable future, let EZ Storage® help you find the best solutions for those things that won’t fit in your shared residence. You can split the cost of storage with your family members, and everyone can safely store those items that they want to keep but don’t have room for at the moment.

At each one of our Pittsburgh-area locations, you’ll find a friendly staff that will gladly answer all of your questions and help you find the right unit that fits your budget. All of our spaces are available on a month-to-month basis, and have both standard and climate-controlled units. You can rent a space for the time you need, and if you’re on the other side of the world, you can still pay your bill through our online payment system. You can also designate a friend or family member as an emergency contact to manage your account while you’re away.

We look forward to helping you!