Renting a Storage Unit vs Using Your Garage

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We’ve written before about why renting a storage unit is better than piling your stuff up in your garage, but we feel that it’s a topic that’s worth revisiting. At EZ Storage®, we’re here to help you find the perfect self-storage unit in Philadelphia, and if you’re tired of things stacking up in your garage, then visit one of our metro-area locations today!

Ensure Your Safety

dreamstime_xxl_54965432If you have lots of belongings, then it may seem like the easiest thing to put extra boxes and crates in the garage. A few things here and there isn’t a problem, but as those boxes begin to pile up, those stacks can become a bit treacherous, and could pose a safety risk to you, your family, and your vehicles in the garage.

Putting your extra boxes in a storage unit will keep them out of the way, and you won’t have to worry about things getting top heavy and falling over when they’re bumped into by someone. When stacking things in your storage unit, make sure the heavier items are on the bottom, and that you don’t pile things too high.

Moving from Place to Place

If you rent an apartment or house in the city, then you may only be planning to stay until your lease is up. You may enjoy moving from place to place, or circumstances may dictate that you do so. Whatever the case may be, it can be somewhat of a hassle to move in, put your extra belongings in the garage or shed, and then move everything out when you do. You don’t touch those things for several months, so why not keep them safe in a self-storage space? When you relocate to your next residence, your belongings can stay secure in your storage unit, where you don’t have to worry about them.

Keep Your Car Protected

dreamstime_xxl_6275786If your garage is full of boxes, tubs, and other belongings, then it can be tough to park your car inside when the weather turns bad. Philadelphia can get some serious storms, especially in the winter, and the last thing you want is for your car to be stuck in the driveway because you literally can’t open the garage door. Clearing out some things and putting them into storage can create the room you need to pull your car or truck inside when the rain starts to fall and the wind starts to blow.

These three examples are just a handful of reasons why renting a self-storage unit is better than keeping extra belongings in your garage. At EZ Storage®, we’ve helped countless people find the ideal storage solutions, and we know that we can do the same for you. With four locations in the metro area, you can find a spot that’s close to home, and with access on every day of the year, you can drop things off when it works for you. If you have questions while you’re here, then our staff members or resident managers will be more than happy to help.

We look forward to meeting you!