A life changing event such as a wedding, the birth of a new baby, or a change in your relationship status will inevitably result in changes to your daily routines and often lead to a reassessment as far as your possessions are concerned, as some of these may need to be either disposed of or stored.

So whether you are moving in with your partner for the first time, welcoming a new baby to your life, getting divorced or separated, or needing to downsize to a smaller home, you will encounter similar problems of needing to get rid of some belongings either by selling them, or maybe you should consider placing them in a self-storge unit at Stop & Store self storage Clacton which will give you time to think things through and not regret taking hasty decisions in the heat of the moment.

From Single to Couple

The decision to move in together obviously changes your relationship as this indicates that things are getting serious. Besides for having to agree on various scenarios such as where to live, to whether you share the same taste in many matters from the style of the place you wish to live in to the colour you want your living room to be painted. It is also the time when you need to choose from your combined possessions and furniture which is going to be most suitable for your life together.

This is the time to decide whether to replace both your duplicated items with new ones and sell the old ones, or, by using a system of give and take, decide on whose items to use, and then agree on what has to go. But an alternative is to store these duplicate items in a self-storage unit, even for a short while, until you are both certain that this relationship will work out.

The Arrival of a New Baby

Welcoming a new baby into your life is definitely a life changing event. Preparing your home for baby’s arrival is an important mission which you will most probably begin early on in your pregnancy. Choosing a room in your home for the baby and collecting baby items to ensure that the nursery is ready for the baby’s birth, is an exciting time.

This means that the room needs to be cleared to make space for baby stuff and its contents stored.  Consider making use of a self-storage unit for these items instead of cluttering up your home by finding space for them.

Before you know it the years will have passed by, your baby will be going to school and needing that old furniture for his new stage of life as he outgrows his baby stuff. This is something to consider before you sell your old stuff, so you don’t end up having to replace what you already had, at a vast expense.

You can childproof your home by putting any items that may prove dangerous to your baby or toddler such as a glass topped table or anything else that could cause harm, into storage as well.

 The End of a Relationship

Unfortunately, the divorce statistics tell a story that many relationships come to an end. This can lead to the problem that one or both partners may have to relocate. This obviously means that the household possessions have to be split up as well.

The property they live in may be mortgaged, or may be in one or both partner’s names, and this dilemma can take time to resolve. So not only does the house have to be sorted out, but the contents of the house as well.

Common sense and cool heads are needed during this emotional time, and it is a good idea not to make any decisions in haste. Instead of selling any belongings, rather place them in a storage unit and wait before making a decision you may regret later on. This will ensure that your possessions are kept in a dry, secure environment while you solve your accommodation and other matters.

Our self-storage units come in a range of sizes, and offer easy access, as well as flexibility on the length of contract. You can also easily extend the term if you decide you need more time to wrap up your affairs.

Downsizing for retirement self storage Clacton

Once you have reached a certain age or stage in your life, you may feel the need to downsize, either to move into retirement accommodation, or somewhere smaller with less maintenance. After all now is the time to travel, take up new hobbies, or spend time doing those things you have been putting off over the years.

You will need to make some important decisions regarding your possessions. It is not always easy to sell items you feel emotionally attached to, and it may suit you better to place your excess belongings in self-storage. For instance, if your children have left home and are busy setting up their own homes they will most probably need some of your furniture in the not-too-distant future.  In the meantime, these can be stored safely in a self-storage unit. It is worth remembering that replacement value is way higher than resale value, so it makes economic sense not to be in too much of a hurry to sell the possessions that you have accumulated over the course of your life.

Stop & Store Clacton self storage Clacton

Stop & Store self storage Clacton is an ideally located self-storage facility providing easy access for the offloading, safe storage, and loading into and out of the unit. With dimensions varying from 12 square feet to up to 200 square feet, it offers a range of sizes. There is sure to be a unit that is perfect for your needs. Have a look at our space calculator which will assist you in choosing the correct size storage unit for your needs.

Have a look at our website to see what our customers say about us. The ease with which you can view and book your unit is so well-considered in this time of social distancing. Booking is done electronically after you have arranged an online viewing courtesy of one of our friendly staff members.

This is done by providing you with a temporary access code for you to view our units through our CCTV system. Our CCTV is monitored, and our facility is alarmed to ensure the safety of your belongings. We are on site from 8am to 8pm, but you have access to your unit any time.

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