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Are You a Candidate for Short-Term Storage?

Have you considered the benefits of storage for your upcoming move? Maybe you’re a starving artist looking to find herself in the big city and need a place to store your stuff until you can afford to stop starving. Maybe you’re a not-so-starving artist who has already found herself and is looking for a place to store all her paintings and art equipment before she moves into her new art studio.  Either way, you’re a candidate for short term storage.

When it comes to candidates for short term storage, there are a lot more of them out there than you think. You yourself may be one. There are certain things that make an ideal candidate.  If you fit the qualifications, you may want to put yourself in the running.

What Is Short Term Storage?

Before you decide whether or not you fit the short term storage profile, you may want to know exactly what short term storage is. Simply put, short term storage is a service that provides storage units to house your items on a short term basis. The difference between long term shortage and short term shortage is the length of the lease. If you’re looking for a place to store items while you move, or during a transitional period of your life, short term storage may be the right option for you.

Who Are the Candidates for Short Term Storage?

So, what do these people look like, these “candidates for short term storage?” They actually look just like me and you; only they’re in situations that make them especially suited for this convenient option. If you think you have what it takes to be a candidate for short term storage, here are some qualifications that will make you a shoo-in.

You’re in the Middle of a Move

We’d love all our moves to run in a timely fashion, but sometimes the stars simply don’t align. Leases on old homes can run out before new houses are available or arrangements can’t be made on time, and we find ourselves in that grey area that we call “the middle of the move.” That’s when you might want to check out short term storage. That way you can store your stuff until you find a more permanent arrangement.

You’re Renovating

Home renovation is great unless your furniture is in the way of the renovation. Whether you’re putting an extension on the house or just doing a one-room renovation, you don’t want dad’s armchair to become a casualty. With a short term storage unit, dad can rest assured that his armchair is in a safe place and will come back to him without a scratch.

You’re Travelling the World

You are the consummate world traveler: cosmopolitan, free of attachments, at home all over the world – but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a home you want to come back to someday.  There are some possessions that you’re going to want to hold on to, but as they say, you can’t take them with you.  

Short term storage is the ideal solution for the world traveler, and it’s much more reliable than airline companies for holding on to your stuff. With a dependable short term storage company, you can rest assured your belongings will remain safe and in one place when you get back from your travels.

You’re Downsizing

 Maybe you’ve just moved out of your family home and are looking to streamline, or maybe your children have moved away and you’re looking for something less overwhelming. Either way, you’re simplifying your life and short storage is a simple solution that will fit in perfectly with your new lifestyle.

You’re Starting up a Business

If you’re an entrepreneur, you know that most businesses start before you have an office. As your business grows, it’s going to outgrow your home. You’ll need a place to temporarily store equipment, files, and merchandise before you have the money to invest in your own location. Short term storage gives you space to grow your business in ways that don’t take up space in your home.

You’re Expecting!

Congratulations! You’re making additions to the household in more ways than one. Not only will there be another family member, but there’s also going to be a new crib, a diaper changing table, and likely, a new paint job to think about. You may need to get some stuff out of the way in order to make room for it all. That’s where self-storage can come in handy. It will help you clear your mind and your house so you can focus on what’s really important.

You’re A Student

Students are always making transitions; moving dorms, changing schools, taking advantage of international study opportunities, not to mention going home for the holidays and spending summer break in Miami. Students who use short term storage give it high grades for the way it gives them the flexibility to capitalize on all their pursuits, whether they be academic or otherwise.

You’re Going Through Changes

Life is full of surprises, some good some not so good. Divorce comes with marriage and endings come with new beginnings. When the unexpected happens, short term storage is a dependable solution. It’s flexible contracts and opening times help put things back in your control, even when the world seems to be beyond it.

You’re a Collector

Whether its stamps, star wars figures, butterflies, or antiques, valuable collections need to stay that way when you’re moving from place to place. Moving trucks may not be the ideal place for keeping your collectibles, well, collectible. Short term storage is a safe place to store your collection during a move or in any other circumstance.

At Colonial Van Lines all our units are monitored 24/7 in a state of the art temperature controlled storage facility that preserves the conditions of all your belongings, whether they be collectible or not. We offer affordable pricing and versatility to all our customers, whether they be candidates for long- term or short-term storage.

If you fit the description, our short term storage may be just what you’re looking for. We ensure you get the high-quality storage services you need at a price well within your budget.

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