Remarrying at an Older Age?

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If you’re a widow or widower, you may be content living on your own and having your own space. However, if you’ve met someone special in your golden years and you’ve decided to get married again, you could be facing the task of consolidating and combining your home with another person.

You may have children and grandchildren who are willing to help you, but that doesn’t mean that everything you own and everything your new spouse owns will fit into your new house or apartment. If you’re getting remarried at an older age, and you need self-storage for some of your belongings, EZ Storage® in Philadelphia is here to help. We have various unit sizes to choose from, and our staff can help you find the ideal option.

Combining Households

dreamstime_xxl_27630326After your first spouse passed away, you may have stayed in the house you bought together, or you may have sold that property and moved into a smaller house or apartment. Regardless of the situation, chances are your home is filled with a lifetime’s worth of belongings. You may be a collector, or you may have a hobby that requires you to keep materials in the house or the garage. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to remember that you’re going to be combining households with your new spouse or partner.

The first thing to do is to talk to the other person about what his or her expectations are for the new living arrangement. Will he or she be moving in with you, or will you be moving in with him or her? Perhaps you will be looking for a new place where you can begin your life together, and where there is the opportunity to create new memories. It might be difficult for one of you to leave the home you’re in, either because of physical or emotional reasons, and that’s an important aspect to discuss when making the decision regarding your living arrangement.

Going Through Belongings

dreamstime_xxl_18338091Once you know where you will be living and who will be moving, it’s time to go through your belongings. You may have been holding onto keepsakes and heirlooms for your children and grandchildren, and now might be a good time to hand those things down to the next generation. This may clear out several boxes from the attic, basement, or garage, but if you have to hang on to some things, self-storage can be a viable alternative to trying to fit them into your new home.

If you have furniture such as a bedroom set or a living room set that you don’t want to get rid of quite yet, putting it in storage until you decide what to do with it can make the most sense. Our free* local move-in truck makes it easy to move large items into your unit, and our month-to-month leases let you rent a space for the time you need, instead of being locked into year-long contract.

If you’ve found love in your golden years, and you’re planning to get married in the next few months, let EZ Storage® in Philadelphia help make your life easier by providing affordable self-storage options. We have both standard and climate-controlled units, so if you have fragile or valuable items that need to be stored at a certain temperature, we can help you find the ideal spot. If you have larger items such as a vehicle or a boat, we can help you find the right indoor or outdoor storage space.

Contact us or stop by one of our facilities today to learn more about our storage options.

We look forward to meeting you!