Do you have a room in your home that is furnished or cluttered and rarely accessed or used? Perhaps it is a room that once belonged to one of your children. There are likely many items in the room that you do not use, but you may not want to get rid of them. Renting a self-storage unit is one way to ensure that you keep the possessions, and there are perks to making this decision.
Rent the Room
Perhaps you live alone and you miss having family or friends in your home. This is something that sometimes happens to seniors, parents of adult children, widows, or widowers. Renting the room out to someone would enable you to have some human contact. It would also mean that you could earn some money by doing so. Perhaps you find yourself living over your budget every month. Renting one or more rooms of your home could allow you to earn extra income.
Repurpose the Room
Some people have hobbies that they no longer indulge in. Others have things they would like to learn to do such as sew, paint, or practice indoor golf. Clearing out a room that is not being used will allow you to pursue those passions. For example, an adult child's bedroom could be converted into a designated area for you to indulge in these hobbies or other types entertainment of such as a home gym.
Redesign the Room
Sometimes it is hard for individuals to let go of their current furnishings even if they are outdated. Perhaps the furniture in your adult child's room still remains as it was when they were a child. You may have viewed it as a sanctuary, but if you now have grandchildren, you could redesign the room with new things that are modern and appropriate for them. Sometimes it is not a matter of items being outdated. For example, you may have a bedroom that is not in use but has a conservative design scheme that conflicts with your eccentric granddaughter who needs a bedroom at your home.
A self-storage provider is a good resource to use to ensure that you pack the items you store correctly. If there are items that require special handling such as sensitive materials or photographs, they can help you understand the benefits of opting for a climate controlled unit. To learn more, contact a local self-storage facility.