It’s a fact – as we age we naturally accumulate more and more and more possessions. Throw in some kids, a spouse, and hand me downs from your parents, and it’s easy to see how an apartment dweller can become overwhelmed. However, full service storage providers are starting to change the game.
Research indicates that renting a one bedroom apartment & using a 10×10 storage unit could save an average of $1000 annually for every 100 ft of apartment space. Intuitively this makes sense given the far lower cost per square foot in a storage warehouse vs. an expensive residential market. The trade-offs of the traditional self-storage model (renting a truck, time, etc…) didn’t allow for storage to be a plausible option, but with 24 hour delivery right to the door, it’s easy to see how this can work for individuals in urban areas.
So if you’re looking for apartments and the one you really want just doesn’t have the space to fit your summer / winter clothes, bikes, holiday decorations, and other item you don’t need to be with you at all times, don’t despair! Putting those items in storage and renting that smaller, cheaper unit could be the most cost effective option at the end of the day.
Conversely, if you’re thinking about upgrading to a smaller apartment because your child is starting to outgrow all of his/her baby gear – sit tight! If you need Atlanta storage, let MyPorter take care of it and don’t put yourself through the agony of moving.