What’s in Your Basement?

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When you were a kid, you may have been afraid to go down into the basement because of how dark and scary it seemed. As a teenager, you may have begged your parents to let you have a bedroom in the basement, because it was away from your siblings and the main hubbub of the house. Now, as an adult, your basement may be used for several things, including living and entertainment space, laundry, and storage.

The last one, storage, is an important one, since if you have a lot of stuff, you may need much of your basement to keep your belongings safe and sound. However, when was the last time you went down to the basement and went through those boxes of mementos and memories? At EZ Storage® in St. Louis, we can help you find the ideal self-storage unit for anything that you want to keep, but that you want to move out of your basement.

Give Yourself Plenty of Time

dreamstime_xxl_88127840As you begin going through boxes in the basement, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get sidetracked by reminiscing. You’re likely going to encounter photos, trophies, and other things that you haven’t looked at in years, and it’s easy to get stuck in a nostalgic trip through the past. If you don’t have a few hours to commit to the task, then save it for a time when you know it’ll be okay to recall fond memories.

Get the Family Involved

It’s likely that it’s not only your stuff in the basement, and that’s why it’s good to get the entire family involved in the sorting and organizing process. You can have everyone take one or two boxes that have their belongings in them, and begin going through them. You can also take time to share memories with each other, and tell your kids stories about how you won a certain medal, or where you were when a certain photograph was taken. If you have family heirlooms, then it can be a great time to tell them the story behind them, and why they’re so special. Your children will remember times like these and learn to cherish their belongings and the memories that are attached to them.

Keep Items Safe from Damage

Basements have been known to flood, and the last thing you want is for your belongings to become damaged. By taking time to go through your things, you may uncover a spot where water has begin to pool, or you may notice that certain things are stored too close to the furnace or the water heater. By moving these boxes and tubs away from danger and into a self-storage unit, you can better ensure that they are protected from damage from fire or water.

Rent a Unit Today

dreamstime_xxl_76510010Before you head into the basement and begin sorting and tossing things, come to EZ Storage® today and rent a self-storage unit. You can find the right space for all those belongings that you want to move out of the basement, and once you have things sorted, you can load them into your car and bring them to your unit. We offer access hours on every day of the year, so if you’re working in the basement on a Saturday, you can stop by and put your things into storage. If you have larger items, such as furniture or appliances, that you need to move out of the basement, then be sure to ask about our free* local move-in truck.

As your premier self-storage provider in the St. Louis area, we’re always ready to help you find the ideal space. Visit one of our Missouri locations today!


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