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Retiree Storage: Storage Units Help You Downsize


It's liberating, but it can be a big job. You're excited, but you aren't sure where to start. With the help of Storage Etc. and a little pre-planning, retirement downsizing is easy to manage and simple to maintain.

You Need an Easy Plan

Downsizing means making decisions about a lifetime of personal belongings. From furniture to holiday decorations, you will have to figure out what to do with everything. Successful moves always start with a plan, so consider these simple downsizing strategies:

  • Take care of arrangements for leasing a storage unit before you start relocating. This gives you space to transition more easily from the old address to your new home.
  • Get things done more efficiently by taking inventory, one room at a time.
  • Be honest about what you want to take with you.  Now that you are retired you may not need everything that you used to need
  • Talk to local charities about their needs and match their list to things that you need to part with. When you know your donations are helping someone else, letting go becomes a little easier.

Self Storage Keeps Downsizing Simple

Downsizing doesn't mean giving up everything, and that's where a storage unit fits into your retirement plans. Keep sentimental treasures, seasonal items, and other extra items in a storage unit and if you need anything you can always retrieve it from your storage unit. Having a storage unit allows you the access and space without the worry of having to store items.

It's All Yours Now

With these helpful tips you will be able to enjoy the and get everything you want out of not only downsizing, but also your retirement.  Feel free to reach out to us and reserve a unit or space at a Storage Etc. facility near you!