The Dos and Don’ts of Using a Storage Unit During While Moving
Today we are going to discuss and show you the dos and don’ts of utilizing a storage space during your upcoming South Florida move, so listen up!
First thing to remember…Don’t Be a Hoarder!
Heading to Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, or Parkland? South Florida is an amazing place to live so why not live lighter by putting the past behind you? Moving is the perfect time to take an inventory of your belongings and decide what you need to keep in a storage unit temporarily and what you need to get rid of once and for all!
DID YOU KNOW? There are well over 20 storage centers with spaces to rent in Deerfield Beach alone? From CubeSmart Self Storage on Hillsboro Blvd. to Sunshine Storage on SE. 7th St!
If you think about it, a move can represent the time to clean your house and clean house! Moving can be a cathartic event where you can wipe the slate clean and restart in your move forward. Family heirlooms are always worth keeping but do you really need to bring your high school books, your out of date entertainment center or clothes you haven’t fit into since the last century with you?
The Swedes Have it Figured out
As a matter of fact in Sweden, people actually take the time to begin decluttering their home whole so when they finally pass on your death isn’t a bigger burden to those you leave behind than it has to be. There is even a best seller written about it: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family From a Lifetime of Clutter. You may want to pick this up before you move from your condo off Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach to your new home off Camino Real in Boca Raton!
Don’t Start a Storage War!
Gone are the days of renting a storage locker or pod and filling it with all of your discards including stuff you just want to throw away but are pretty sure it is not legal to drag to the side of the street! It didn’t seem that long ago when filling your garbage containers with paint cans or weapons grade uranium was overlooked, but that time has passed! So, hey…when your buddy says, “let’s just rent out a storage unit and leave it all there until we find a place to dump it!” give him one of those ‘are you kidding me?’ looks and treat your storage unit properly including following safety guidelines and storage unit regulations.
Not so fast Bubba! There are rules in the storage world too. While it is perfectly acceptable to store your mother-in-law’s fancy china, you are not allowed to store your mother-in-law in a unit. That would be wrong…unfortunately to some. As a matter of fact, no living things are allowed to be stored like that…and if you did, how long would they continue to be living anyway?
Many of us temporarily store our furniture and valuables in storage units while we are moving from A to B. But DID YOU KNOW that you can NOT store guns and ammo in storage lockers? Not only that, even paint and fireworks are verboten. Cars, motorcycles, RV’s and other vehicles are OK as long as they are registered, insured and are in working condition. Need to empty out your South Florida storage unit?
The list of permitted and prohibited items can be found below or even better…call Veteran Moving Company in Pompano Beach and we will help you first hand…unless you are storing your mother-in-law