With fall now here and winter not too far behind, you might be thinking about heading for a warmer part of the country before too long. At EZ Storage® in Philadelphia, we understand the need to head south as colder temperatures move into eastern Pennsylvania. If you’re thinking of relocating for the winter, then we can help you find a suitable self-storage unit for anything you want to keep safe while you’re gone. Whether you have a stack of boxes that’s taking up space in the garage, or you have a second vehicle that you want to store for a few months, we can provide the ideal spot!
Deciding Where to Go
You might already have a destination picked out, such as Florida or Texas. You want somewhere you can sit on a beach and soak up the sun. No matter where you go, it’s good to have a timeline of when you’ll leave and when you’ll return, even if the dates are somewhat tentative at both the beginning and end of your trip.
Once you’ve decided where you’re going, you can begin packing for your trip. You likely won’t need your sweaters, pants, and coats, so you can put those into storage for the duration of your vacation. If you’re driving to your destination, then you won’t have to worry about finding somewhere to store your car, but if you have another vehicle that you don’t want to leave in the garage for three to four months, we can help you find a safe spot for it.
What To Do With Your House?
You might feel okay with leaving your house unoccupied for months on end, but if you don’t, there are some solutions to having an empty house while you’re gone. You can rent to friends or family members or hire a house sitter to take care of things while you’re gone.
Renting To Friends
If you have friends who are looking for a short-term place to stay, why not rent your home to them while you’re gone for the winter? You can work out the details together and decide on what a fair price is. You can always let them stay for free, given that they take care of your home and don’t cause any damage, but if they need a rental history or they insist on paying you something, it should be fairly easy to work out a rental agreement.
As far as your personal belongings, furniture, and other items that you might need to move out of the way while your friends are living in your home, we can provide an affordable storage space for as long as you need. Your friends are likely bringing their own things with them, and you can offer them more room in the house by storing some of your household items.
Hiring a House Sitter
Another option is to hire a professional house sitter to take care of your property while you’re gone. You might have pets that need walked, fed, and watered on a daily basis, and a house sitter can handle those tasks along with making sure your home is looked after while you’re away. If you’re going to hire someone you don’t know, which will likely be the case, make sure to check their references before giving them the job. Keep in mind that hiring a house sitter will be at your expense, and you want to make sure you get what you pay for.
Find Self-Storage Today
If you’re heading for a warmer climate this winter, let EZ Storage® in Philadelphia help you find the right self-storage unit for the season. No matter where you’re going, what you want to store, or who’s looking after your house, you’ll be able to rely on our team to keep your belongings safe and sound for as long as you need. We offer monthly leases on all of our spaces, which means you can rent for the months you need, instead of the entire year.
We have five locations in the greater metro area, making it easy to find one that’s close to home. Once you’ve rented a unit, you can access it on any day of the year. Our staff members and resident managers are always available to answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to seeing you soon!