By Amanda LeBlanc
As a professional organizer, I have many clients that call me to help them organize their excess belongings into offsite storage units. Although it’s what they contact me for, I challenge them to think about the long term consequences before I take on the task.
First, I ask all of my clients how many months they plan to keep the storage unit. Then, I give them an average time span that a person rents a unit and multiply it by the average price of a unit in the U.S. It adds up quickly! Just renting a 5’x5’ space is nearly $500 a year. Truth be told, most rent units longer.
Let’s look at your home organization and see how we can make that a better investment of your funds.
To give you an example, I recently moved into a great house. But, my all of my closets were lacking. They all were equipped with only one wire closet shelf – seriously? The crazy part is that the ceiling height in the closet is 108 inches and the doors are 8 foot high. So why one wire closet shelf? Because it’s cheap! This is a common occurrence in many homes. A lot of clients look at that one wire shelf and they think they have no options. They use that storage space up quickly and then look to a storage unit as a solution.
With my home, I took another route instead. I chose to maximize my closet storage and make it efficient for my family. I turned one wire shelf into triple hang and added storage shelves and drawers for my daughter. Plus, by adding storage, I added equity to my home.
Why pay for a storage unit with your hard earned dollars? Instead, invest in your own home by adding Organized Living storage systems.
Take Organized Living freedomRail closet systems for instance, it's a highly functional and flexible home storage option for so many spaces. From closets and pantries to offices and garages, freedomRail has a home storage solution for everyone and just about every need!
So say goodbye to overpriced storage units and say hello to custom storage systems for the home!