Moving Out on Your Own for the First Time?

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Whether you’re heading to college, you’ve found a job in another city, or you’re setting out to see the world, moving out on your own for the first time can be both an exciting and an intimidating experience. At EZ Storage®, we’ve helped plenty of first-time renters find the storage they need as they settle into their new place or head out to see the world. When you need self-storage in St. Louis, visit one of our facilities today!

What Do You Need to Take With You?

dreamstime_15538633 (1)When you move out for the first time, you might be tempted to take everything you own with you. While you might have some possessions that you want to have in your new place, it’s important to assess whether or not you truly need something, as well as if you have the space for it in your new house or apartment.

If you’re going to be living by yourself, you may have found a small place that fits your budget, which often means you’ll be limited on storage space. If there are things you want to keep but you can’t leave at your parent’s house, renting a small storage unit can make the most sense. With one of our 5’ x 5’ units, you can store those boxes and small pieces of furniture that don’t fit in your residence.

When thinking about what you need to take with you, consider whether or not it’s imperative to your daily life. You may be surprised at what you can leave behind or even get rid of!

What Can You Get Rid Of?

Speaking of getting rid of things, moving to a new place can be a great time to take stock of those items that you’ve been holding onto for several years. Clothes, furniture, and electronics can take up a lot of room, but if you haven’t worn, sat on, or played with something for quite some time, it might be good to get rid of it before you move. By doing so, you’ll be cutting down on what needs to be moved, and you won’t be cramming your new place full of stuff.

dreamstime_xxl_23171530 (1)If you’re heading out to see the world before you start college or a new job, it can feel really good to donate certain items before you leave. Others who are less fortunate than you will be able to use what you give, and when you return, there will be less to go through and organize. If you’re moving into a new place before you leave on your trip, you won’t have to worry about a plethora of belongings sitting in your house or apartment.

Self-storage can be a great option for those who are moving out on their own for the first time. If you have belongings that you want to keep, but you don’t have room for right now, or you’re traveling overseas and you’d rather pay for a storage unit than an apartment while you’re gone, EZ Storage® is here to help.

With locations across the St. Louis area, you can find a facility that’s close to your residence and that has the unit you need. We offer month-to-month leases on all of our spaces, so you can pay for the time you need and pick up your belongings when you have the space for them. We also have convenient access hours on every day of the year, so if there’s something you need to pick up or drop off, you can do so at a time that works for you.

Stop by one of our facilities today to learn more. We look forward to meeting you!