We Americans love our stuff. We love activities that involve tools, memorabilia, boats, bikes, holiday decorations, and hobby supplies. Unfortunately, all this stuff can easily end up crammed in corners and closets, where it’s hard to get to and easy to forget.
There’s a special name for too much stuff—it’s clutter.
Clutter is a big business. In fact, 9% of U.S. households rent a self-storage unit, according to the Self-Storage Association.* Some people use self-storage to deal with temporary changes in their lives, but the majority say they need more space. Of these folks, 30% rent for two years or more.
But is renting a storage unit a good use for your money? What if you could apply that rental payment to a beautiful storage building that helps you manage your clutter, not hide it away? And on top of it, you can add convenience, increase the appearance and value of your property, and enjoy multiple uses that no storage unit can provide.
Consider the advantages that a rent-t0-own storage building or shed has over a storage unit:
An attractive storage building is a great incentive to organize your belongings and get rid of the things that are worn, outdated, or just plain unnecessary. Rather than being hidden away, the items you choose to keep are valued and used on a regular basis.
Are you heading out for some white-water kayaking or starting a woodworking project? Your equipment is ready for action, without having to drive to the storage facility or wait for it to open.
Every realtor will tell you that when you come to sell a home, clutter is a major drawback. A beautiful, well-organized storage shed will be a selling point.
Imagine a shed as a new focal point in your backyard. Use it as an outdoor living space for entertaining with your own landscaping, seating, and a grill or firepit.
No self-storage unit can give you the satisfaction of a space that you can personalize as your own retreat. And at the end of the day, you’ll have a place to store grill tools, summer furniture, and more!
Overwhelmed by your stuff? There are lots of professional organizers, books, and websites that can help you tackle the job. Here are a few that we like:
Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Karen Kingston, Clear your Clutter with Feng Shui
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We Americans love our stuff. We love activities that involve tools, memorabilia, boats, bikes, holiday decorations, and hobby supplies.CHAPTER 10
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