Why Do We Keep Belongings?

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If you’re someone who holds onto belongings, then you likely have a good reason for doing so. You know that certain things are worth keeping, such as a family heirloom or a souvenir that you bought on a memorable trip with friends or family. You want to make sure these items are safe, and at EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh, we can help you find the ideal self-storage unit.

Why do we keep certain belongings? There are a few reasons, and we’ll look at some of them in this post.

1. Sentimental Attachment

Memory can be a very strong motivator, and it can also form a very strong bond between you and a certain item. Perhaps your father gave you his old baseball glove when you were a child, and you’ve held onto it all these years. You may plan to give it to your son or daughter someday, and you want to make sure it’s still in decent condition when you do. Having a sentimental attachment to something can cause you to want to keep it, rather than donate or toss it.

2. Monetary Value

dreamstime_xxl_23264847If you’re a collector, then you take the time to find items that are valuable, or that will have value someday. You may collect rare coins or baseball cards, and you’re banking on the fact that they will one day increase in value. You do plan on selling these belongings at some point in the future, but for now, you’re holding on to them. You may have a safe or a fireproof box that you keep everything in, but how much more secure would everything be inside a storage unit?

3. Practical Value

You may buy an item, such as a tool or a piece of furniture, knowing that you don’t have room for it or need of it right now. However, you know that it’s practical value will come in handy in the future, or that someone you know will be able to use it at some point. You may have gotten all of the use out of it that you need, and now you’re ready to hand it on to someone else. This may require you to hang onto it for a few years, but the person who takes the drill or the couch off of your hands will be grateful that they didn’t have to go out and buy a new tool or piece of furniture.

If you’re looking for a self-storage unit for your items that have sentimental value, that have monetary value, or that one day will provide practical value, then come to EZ Storage® today. We have three locations in the greater Pittsburgh area, and each one can help you find the space that suits your needs. Every unit is available on a monthly basis, so if you only need to rent from June to December, then that’s all the time you’ll pay for.

We know that people keep belongings for all types of reasons, and no matter what yours are, we’re here to help you. Visit us today to learn more!