Is Your Storage Space Costing $$$!?

  • Do you have a rented storage unit?
  • Do you know how much it costs you every year after you add up the monthly rent?
  • Do you want the things that are in the storage unit?
  • Do you even know what is in your storage unit?
  • Are you saving things for your children or grandchildren in the storage unit?

The staff at Simplified Lives understands, completely, that there are times in many people’s lives when it is necessary or a good idea to rent a storage unit.  If you are trying to get a house staged and need more space, if you are renovating or building a home – storage units are an exceptional option.  If you have to move out of a house or condo to meet a closing deadline – or for a move into a vacation home or retirement community when you are not sure what furniture you will need.  There are good reasons to rent a storage unit; we always recommend a “climate-controlled” storage unit.

If however, you have a storage unit where you are keeping your daughter’s wedding dress – and prom gowns, your children’s artwork and report cards from first grade (and they are grown and out of the house), magazines, books, home-made pottery presents and athletic trophies from years past….we suggest you re-think the rental expense!  If you are storing “extra decorations”, wrapping paper, unused suitcases, old sporting equipment, cooking or baking pans and items from your old office (and you retired 10 years ago) – Simplified Lives can help!

Simplified Lives actively encourages our clients to sort and organize for a move and downsizing.  For items our clients no longer wish to actively use (i.e. use and keep in their own current home) – we suggest “sell, donate/recycle, or toss”.

Simplified Lives can help you sort and organize your storage unit!  If you have a storage unit and you need help going through everything to assess whether or not you want the items stored – or whether or not you children are really going to want to stored table and chairs and your old leather sofa – call us for a free estimate.  We can help you go through china and glassware, old wedding presents and items that you have stored since you retired.  We know what to do and perhaps we can help you eliminate the expense of that monthly drain for items you do not even want.

Simplified Lives can photograph items in your storage unit and then you can ask you children or grandchildren if they want any of the items.  We can get items appraised for you and help you make decisions about selling items you no longer want to keep (or pay $$ for storage!)  Call us for a free, no-obligation consultation.

By Valerie Achorn

Valerie Achorn, M.P.A., President of Simplified Lives has many years of experience managing moves for clients around the country. Holding a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Harvard University, Valerie brings a broad management background and savvy networking skills to Simplified Lives.