Storing Your Inheritance

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When people think of inheritance, they might automatically think about money that they receive when a loved one passes away. The recipient is listed in the will to inherit a certain amount, and they can take that money and spend it, save it, or put it towards some type of investment, barring any legal boundaries set forth by the will. However, there are also instances where a person’s inheritance isn’t monetary, but rather comes in the form of physical objects. At EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh, we can help you find the right self-storage unit for any items that you’ve inherited from a parent, grandparent, friend, or relative after their passing.

Family Heirlooms

In certain cases, a person will write into their will what is to happen to valuable family heirlooms when they die. These items might be precious antiques, coins, or jewelry that not only have sentimental value, but also quite a bit of financial value. If you’re the one who inherits such items, then you want to be sure that they’re protected from harm and kept safe from theft or damage.

A secure storage unit can be an ideal choice, since it can guard against fire, flood, and other disasters that could destroy family heirlooms. You can also find a climate-controlled space that keeps antique wood, metal, and other materials from drying out or warping, which is what can happen if you store such materials in your attic, garage, or basement where there isn’t enough humidity, or too much of it.

Cars and Motorcycles

Automobiles are another category of items that are often passed down through a person’s last will and testament. Perhaps you had a grandparent who restored old cars and motorcycles, and in their will, they left you one or two (or several) vehicles. If these vehicles are valuable assets that you want to keep in good condition, then self-storage could be the way to go. You might not have the space to keep them in your garage or on your property, and the last thing you want is for something to happen to one of the cars or bikes.

Renting a short-term storage unit can give you time to consider what to do with the automobiles that you’ve inherited. Perhaps you plan on selling some of them at an auction, or maybe you want to finish fixing up one of the vehicles so that you can drive it. Whatever the case may be, we can help you find the ideal space for any car or motorcycle.

Keep Everything Safe

Regardless of what you inherit from a loved one, you want to keep it safe and sound for as long as possible. You can take money and put it in the bank, but as for physical items, you need somewhere to store them. At EZ Storage®, we have three locations across the greater Pittsburgh area, and each one can provide you with a convenient and affordable self-storage solution. The staff members and resident managers on-site can provide unit recommendations based on what you want to store, as well as how long you need to store it.

We look forward to seeing you soon!