Moving Into a Tiny House

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The tiny house movement has taken hold across the country, with more and more people opting to sell their current home or move out of their apartment and into a tiny home. These miniature dwellings are often built on trailers so that they can be towed wherever the owner wants to go, but one thing they don’t offer a lot of is storage space. At EZ Storage® in Philadelphia, we can help you find the ideal self-storage unit for anything you want to keep safe while you’re building or moving into your new tiny house.

Downsizing to the Max

It can be quite the change going from a standard-size house or apartment to a tiny home, and it will require you to downsize your belongings and decide what you really want to have in your new, smaller residence. You’ll likely need to get rid of some furniture, since a large sectional sofa isn’t going to fit in a house that’s perhaps 100 square feet.

Everything, from the dishes in the kitchen to the clothes in the closet, will need to be downsized in order to fit into your tiny house. Since you’ve made the decision to downsize your life, think of it as a positive exercise where you can decide what you need to live and what objects you truly cherish.

Decide What You Need

When deciding what you need for your tiny house, it can be easy to find a reason for keeping everything you currently own. You might have family heirlooms that you have sentimental attachment to, or you may have just bought a new piece of furniture that you don’t want to get rid of quite yet. There are ways to fit these things into your tiny house, but other items will have to be given up in order to do so.

While the goal is to minimize your belongings so that your tiny house doesn’t become cluttered and overstuffed, you can put a few things into storage, at least for a short period of time. If you make three categories — one for what you want in the tiny house, one for things you want to put into storage, and one for what you’re willing to part with — you might quickly find that you’re not as attached to certain things as you originally thought. By paring down to the essentials and storing some extra items, you can set yourself up for success as you transition into your tiny home.

Let Us Help You

At EZ Storage®, we’re dedicated to helping every customer find the perfect self-storage space. As you’re finishing and organizing your new tiny house, you might have some items that you need to store for a few weeks, especially if you’ve already had to move out of your previous residence. With our monthly lease options, you can rent a storage unit for the time you need, store some of your belongings, and then pick everything up once you have the room for it.

If you’re going to be taking your tiny house on the road, you can rent a small storage space for your extra boxes and tubs, and pay your rent from anywhere in the country. We make it easy to manage your account from wherever you are, and you can designate a local emergency contact in case you need someone to access your storage unit while you’re away.

Visit Us Today

If you’re planning to move into a tiny house, and you need to rent a local self-storage unit, visit one of our Philadelphia locations today. We’ll gladly answer any questions you have, and we’ll show you which spaces are available.

We look forward to seeing you soon!