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If you are planning to rent a storage unit, then you will see you have two options. You can either get long-term or short-term storage. Suggested by their names, the difference between these two storage options would be the time length you are going to rent a unit. Usually, people would call Divine Moving and Storage NYC to rent a long-term storage unit. However, you can also use short-term storage for several purposes. If you are not sure whether you should use short-term or long-term, see which one you should rent in your situation. For this reason, if you recognize yourself in any of the following situations, then you should rent a short-term storage unit. 

Use short-term storage when moving 

The most common reason why people would rent a storage unit only for a short period of time would be if they are moving. When you are organizing a relocation, it is really difficult to decide what to do with your items. If you are downsizing, you can keep some of your items in the storage unit until you finish with your relocation. Other times your new house might not be still ready so you need a place where to keep your items. Lastly, if there is a gap between you moving out and moving in, you will also need a place where you can keep your items. For this reason, when you hire Manhattan movers, you should also see if they offer storage services. It would be convenient if you can use a storage unit provided by your moving company. 

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It is convenient to rent a storage unit when moving

In case you are a student 

If you are a student, there might be several instances where you need to rent a storage unit. First of all, there are some college programs where students need to do a work placement in order to gain a working experience. If you are one of them and your work placement is far away from your current home, then you might want to rent a storage unit. This is especially convenient if you don’t want to pay your rent for your apartment but you need a place where to keep your belongings. In addition to this, depending on your university or college, you might need to move out from the dormitory during the break. It can be quite tiring to move all of your items back to your home and then again back to the dormitory every single time. For this reason, you can just rent a unit. 

Use short-term storage when doing home renovations 

Do you have something in your house that you do not like particularly? Have you saved enough money to change is this part of your house? Then, it is time to renovate your house. However, as you might know, it can be pretty difficult to renovate your house. First of all, you need to clear out the part of the house where you plan to change something. What will you do with these items? You have two options. You can either move them to other parts of your house or rent a storage unit. If you plan to move them to other parts of your house, it can be quite uncomfortable to live for those few weeks. For this reason, it might be better to rent 24 hour storage Manhattan. It is already uncomfortable enough to live in a house under construction so make your life easier. 

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Use a storage when renovating your home

Staging your house for sale 

If you want to sell your house, then you need to prepare it properly. In order to attract customers, you need to make your house as pretty as possible. What does this mean? Staging your house for sale this something you should take it seriously. The reason is quite simple. If your house is clean, well decorated, inviting, then you will have no problems finding a good buyer and asking for more money. What should you do? Firstly, you need to clean your house and make it less personal. This means removing all of your personal items from your house. You can’t keep them in the other part of your house since potential buyers would want to see everything. For this reason, you need to store them outside of your house. This is where you should rent a storage unit so you can keep your personal items there. 

Use short-term storage when getting divorced or going through a breakup 

Unfortunately, there are going to be sad moments in your life, such as getting divorced or going through a breakup. When you have lived together with your partner for so long, you have probably accumulated a lot of items. Since you and your partner cannot leave together anymore, one of you needs to move out. It can be quite hard to find a new place in a short time, deal emotionally and financially with divorce, and move out. For this reason, it is better if you rent a storage unit where you can keep your items until you can find your new place. At least, you will have one less thing to worry about. The same thing applies when you are about to break up with your partner. You also need to sort through neutral items. Since you need time to recover, leave these items in your storage unit. 

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Storage can be useful when getting a divorce

More reasons to rent a storage unit 

As you can see, it is quite convenient to use short-term storage for many purposes. If you have not found yourself, do not worry. Here are more reasons. 

  • When you are traveling – If you plan to travel for more than a couple of weeks, then you might want to leave your valuable and expensive items in your storage unit. 
  • Seasonal items – There are certain seasonal items or seasonal equipment that you can keep in your storage unit.  
  • Sentimental items – when you are decluttering your house come up you will have a hard time saying goodbye to your sentimental belongings. You can keep them in the storage for time being until you decide what to do with them. 
  • Starting a business – until you find a suitable office.

 

About Author

Born and raised in the upper east side of NYC. I consider myself an expert with anything moving or storage related aspects in New York City. Having been in the NYC relocation industry for almost two decades I found myself at a point that I am able to answer and help my clients on the first phone call. NYC is amazing and I can't wait for it to recover from the COVID related closures. Feel free to email or call anytime! 212-244-4011