At EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh, we know that you’d rather have all of your belongings in your house or garage where you can access them whenever you want. However, the reality is that you might not have enough storage space, or, the storage spaces you do have are already full. Your basement, attic, and garage are all great options when it comes to storing belongings, but there are hazards and drawbacks when it comes to keeping things in these spaces. If you’re looking for an affordable self-storage unit, visit one of our metro-area locations today.
Having a basement can make life much easier on your family. You can have living or bedroom space down there, as well as ample storage space for extra boxes and other belongings. However, storage spaces in basements can often be near water heaters and other appliances, so if something leaks or breaks, your stored items could be the first things to be damaged. Basements can also flood during heavy rain storms, and if water gets inside the house, you could end up with damp and damaged cardboard boxes.
Putting extra items in a storage unit can save them from being damaged by water and other hazards. You can also expand your basement to include more living space, or you can turn that storage closet into a nice bathroom!
The attic can be an ideal storage space for anything you know you’re not going to need for the foreseeable future. You might pack boxes of mementoes or family heirlooms in the attic, knowing that should you really need them, they won’t be too far away. Unfortunately, though, accessing the attic can be tricky, so if you do ever need a box, you might have to break out the step ladder just to get to the door in the ceiling. Some homes have built-in steps for the attic, but those usually have to be added by the homeowner. If you have an older home, chances are you have to work to get into the attic.
Items stored in the attic can also be susceptible to damage from leaking roofs. If water gets in under the eaves, you could end up with family heirlooms that are no longer the keepsakes they once were. Also, the temperature in the attic likely isn’t regulated, meaning that extreme heat and cold could take their toll on your belongings. Opting for a nearby climate-controlled storage space can be a better way to go.
The garage can be one of the most ideal storage spots on your property, as well as one of the most frustrating. It’s fairly convenient to store holiday decorations, seasonal clothing, and other things there, but that means you’re taking up room that could be used as a workspace or as a parking spot for a second vehicle. If you begin to store too many things in the garage, you may soon not have enough space for even one vehicle!
Putting items into self-storage can help free up your garage for what you want to use it for, such as keeping vehicles safe, working on projects, and storing things that you use on a regular basis, like the lawnmower and your family’s bicycles.
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If you’re looking for an alternative storage solution to your basement, attic, or garage, visit EZ Storage® today. We have great options to fit every budget, and with month-to-month leases, you can rent a space for as long as you need. Our team can show you which units are available, and once you’ve rented one, you can access it on any day of the year.
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