Storage Following A Divorce

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It’s an unfortunate truth, but people do get divorced and when sorting out possessions in the house, it may turn out that one or both persons need a storage unit for a short time. One person may move into an apartment or smaller house while he or she looks for a new permanent residence, and all of their belongings may not fit into this new abode. When that happens, it can be beneficial to have a dedicated storage space where those extra things can be protected. Self-storage can also help alleviate the stress a person is feeling as he or she attempts to forge a new path in their life following a divorce. At EZ Storage® in St. Louis, we’re here to help you find the ideal unit for your things.

A Weight Off Your Shoulders

dreamstime_l_11476164Following a divorce, it can seem like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, and the physical burden of all of your belongings only adds to that weight. You may have boxes upon boxes of things and nowhere to put them, and that’s where a storage unit comes in handy. Our storage facilities are conveniently located around the metro area, so no matter where you find a place to live, your things won’t be far away. You may only need to rent a unit for a short time while you get back on your feet, and our monthly leases make it easy to store things for two or three months. We also have a free* local move-in truck at participating locations, so if all you have for transport is a small two-door coupe, you won’t have to worry about making multiple trips. Everything you need to store will fit in the truck and you can load and unload your belongings with ease.

Make a List

During a divorce, there can be many lists of what is being divided and who is getting what. Houses, vehicles, and other possessions can end up on these lists, and when putting things in storage, it’s important to make your own inventory. Depending on the legal considerations involved with the dissolution of a marriage, it may turn out that somebody has a certain possession that in fact belongs to the other person. Knowing what’s in your storage unit and what’s in each box can help you track down things easily when those situations arise.

Getting Rid of Things

dreamstime_xxl_18450997 (1)Once you have everything in storage, you may decide that you want to go through your belongings and decide what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of. There may be certain items that you no longer need, as well as items that don’t have the same special meaning to you any more. Donating or tossing things like these can help you downsize your belongings and make it easier to move your possessions into your new home.

At EZ Storage®, we understand that there are many changes that happen in life, and situations such as divorce can leave people unsure where to turn and what to do with their personal belongings. When you need a self-storage unit, we’ll be here to help you find the perfect one. We’ll show you our standard and climate-controlled spaces, and explain our monthly lease process and how it can benefit you. We have options for every budget and if you’re unsure which size will be best, we’ll recommend the ideal choice based on the number of things you need to store. Above all, we want you to have the peace of mind that your things are in good hands!

Call or stop by today to learn more.