When you are organizing your home, you will likely come across belongings that you no longer need or do not have any room for. In this situation, you will probably ask yourself whether you should store some of your items in a rental storage space or sell some of them at a garage sales.
Garage Sale Vs. Advantage Storage
In order to determine which items you should store and which items are ideal for selling, ask yourself the following questions:
- Is this item an antique or family heirloom?
You may own a piece of furniture or decorative artwork that has been in your family for many generations. However, it may not match the current décor of your home or take up too much space. In this case, you should store the antique or family heirloom in a climate controlled, safe rental storage space so that you can keep it in the family without being forced to make room for it in your home.
- If I move or redecorate a room at some point, will I want to use this?
Many times, you will be tempted to get rid of furniture or other home furnishings because it seems out of place in a certain room. You may own a coffee table that looked wonderful in your previous dining room but simply does not match your current dining room. Additionally, the coffee table may not fit in your current space. If you own a quality piece of furniture that you like and can see it being used in the future when you move or redecorate a room, it should be stored in a rental storage space.
- Will my friends and family members be able to use this item?
If you own a piece of furniture or another possession that you personally do not see a use for in the future, take the needs of your friends and family into consideration. Can your son or daughter use it in his or her college dorm room? Do the neighbors across the street need a new coach? If you can’t think of another person who may enjoy this item then it’s best to sell it in a garage sale.
By keeping these questions in mind while you are organizing your belongings, you’ll be able to make a sound decision on whether you should store or sell certain items. For a secure, climate controlled rental storage space to store all of your precious possessions, Advantage Storage is the optimal choice. Contact us today to learn more about how Advantage storage can help you.