Sometimes you simply need additional room to house your belongings. This can be for a myriad of reasons, including relocations, moves, downsizing, or simply temporary storage while you work to sort out living arrangements. Whatever the reason, a storage unit is a great option to house your belongings safely and cost effectively.


Storage units themselves have many pros and potential cons associated with them, so it is important to fully do your homework ahead of time to find the right storage company to suit your needs. Below, we will examine some benefits and possible downsides to watch out for when selecting your storage unit facility.

●      You Can Keep Memories

Just because you are moving or downsizing does not mean you need to let go of cherished memories. Many people want to hold on to furniture, paintings, or decorative items that have been passed along for generations. Unfortunately, when moving, we are sometimes forced to let go of precious memories. By leasing a storage unit, you have the ability to keep these sentimental items even if you don’t have room for them in your new home. Hold on to your items until your children or other members of the family are ready to inherit them.


Being able to keep treasures and memories is invaluable. Keep your memories stored for as little or as long as you like with flexible leasing options from storage facilities.

●      We Have All Shapes and Sizes

One of the best parts about storage units is the fact that they come in all shapes and sizes. If you only have a few items you need to store, there are small, almost locker-sized options available for a minimal fee. If you have larger items, there are much bigger storage units, able to accommodate all the furniture and belongings for an entire home. Depending on your needs, there is a size and shape storage unit waiting for you. Being able to select the right sized unit means you don't end up having to pay for additional space that will go unused. These flexible size options make storage units an excellent option for many people transitioning between homes.

●      They’re Transitional

If you are in between homes, stationed abroad, or simply working on downsizing your home, storage facilities are a great option. Storage units can act as a transitional stopping ground as you work to shift into a new house or living arrangement. Storage units also make a great option for the men and women in the military who require a place to store property while they are on tour or stationed abroad.


Or, perhaps you only need to move belongings while you are remodeling your home. Or even move personal property for the summer as your children are home from college. A storage unit can grant you extra space to move belongings when you simply do not have enough room in your home. Because the lease agreements with storage facilities are flexible, you are able to lease a storage unit for as little or as long as you like.

●      They’re Climate Controlled

One potential risk of putting your items in storage is having the weather and elements impact your belongings. Frequent temperature swings can cause wood to crack and break. Excessive moisture can cause mold and mildew to form, especially in soft items like upholstered furniture, bedding, and furniture. Combating the elements can be a big challenge when deciding on a storage facility, so you must carefully do your homework before selecting a storage facility. Luckily, you can eliminate this problem by selecting a storage facility that has a climate-controlled environment. Ed's Moving and Storage provides this option to lease holders to guarantee your belongings stay in pristine condition while they are being stored.

●      They’re Completely Secure

Many people often worry about the safety and security of their belongings in a storage facility. Sadly, many storage companies do not invest a great deal of money into the security of their buildings. This means that your belongings can be at risk.


With Ed's Moving and Storage, we have regular security and additional measures to ensure your belongings are well taken care of. If you require a place to simply station a moving truck while you are in between homes, we even have the ability to keep your truck and belongings in our driveway, under our watchful eyes. Our warehouse is just as secure with continuous, around the clock security monitoring. Knowing your belongings are safe while you are away can help give you peace of mind.


People have a variety of reasons why they require storage. You could be moving across seas temporarily, or simply downsizing your home. Perhaps you only have a need for temporary storage that only lasts a few hours while you relocate to a new home. Whatever the reason, the team at Ed's Moving and Storage is here to help.


We offer a range of storage options, including climate-controlled environments available for short term or long term leases. Our veteran-run business has been operating for more than 50 years, providing customers around the country with dedicated and caring service. To learn more about how we can help, or to get a quote on our storage solutions, contact us today.