As a coastal city, Long Beach in California lends itself to more minimalist living when it comes to relocating and living there. This gives us the decision then, what do we do with our surplus items? It is fine if we have made our mind up about what to do with them, but if we haven’t, then we will want a temporary solution. So, that is what this article will consider. It will think about relocating to Long Beach and how we can best deal with our items.
This can be a first or last resort. We can book our storage unit knowing that we will be moving or we can hire one later when we notice it is not possible to comfortably accommodate everything that we own. It depends on how much of a planner you are as to which method you adopt. It does not have to be about moving, either, we might just want to declutter our house as our family grows, yet not want to make the ultimate decision to give away or sell those items that we have accumulated over time. This might be because of who has given them to us as a present and their sentimental value. Also, you might see a use for them in the future when it comes to sons, daughters, and grandchildren moving house and needing to furnish it. This is particularly likely in the case of furniture and crockery, which does take up a lot of floor and cupboard space.
There are affordable storage units available in Long Beach to help out with the convenience and cost of living, which represent the perfect solution when it comes to accessing your items. You might not think that you need your item right now but then something may change and you need it quickly. Well, this is entirely possible when a storage unit is close by. Very often there can be discounts available on units too. Typically, 30 or 50 percent off, with the first month free. So, there is no reason not to give them a go as a temporary or longer-term solution to accommodating the items that you are attached to or have paid good money for.
Early Decision Making
It pays when you are moving to make a decision early on as to which items you intend to keep and take with you. Then you can assess the space needed and not end up paying for a larger storage unit than needed.
Furniture is the one thing that will be sure to take up lots of space. Consider just how many chairs you need because of the guests that you are likely to have inside your home at any one time. If you have a set of chairs, consider putting some of those chairs into storage so that you are keeping the set together yet not in a space that cannot house them right now.
Think about the items that you never or rarely use now. If you haven’t for a long while, will you in the future? We cannot know for certain, but if we live for the moment, we will want to look to sell well in advance of our move. On an internet auction site we can, of course, select the “Buy It Now” option to sell quickly or control when the auction closes. Although, there will be no guarantees that we sell the item.
Think of charity and how they could benefit from your unwanted items. It is quicker to donate than to sell. You only have to make one trip to a charity shop.
Think about family members that might be able to benefit from your surplus or bulky items. Particularly children that have moved out and set up a home for themselves. It is a way of keeping items in the family with the possibility that you could claim them back again one day. It would save your son or daughter and their family money and they will like the sentiment. They will no doubt have memories of a particular item from growing up. A mark on that particular piece of furniture that they remember creating.
In summary, think about hiring a storage unit rather than trying to accommodate items that are going to take up too much space inside your home in Long Beach. Make your decisions early so that you can assess more effectively the size of the storage unit required. Finally, do not forget family when it comes to sharing your items. Having said that, do not burden them with your surplus items either.