You call it the junk room. If your house or apartment has one, don’t feel like the Lone Ranger. Nearly everybody has one. It’s the catch-all room that starts with one box but ends up collecting all the items you’re sure you’ll just have to use someday, but just don’t happen to need now or in the foreseeable future.
In fact, some of those items might just be of practical use and there is a good reason to hold onto them. The problem is those items are taking up valuable space in a room in your home. And if you really think about it, that room could be put to better use as a living space. After all, when you moved in it is highly unlikely that you visualized that room in its current capacity. Travel back to the day you were shopping for a new place to live and walked through with the realtor or landlord. Did you really look in that room and say to yourself: that’s where I’m going to pile all my castoffs, standbys, and seasonal items until I can barely open the door?
You can’t turn back the clock but you can find a convenient, secure place to accommodate all those items and it’s as close as your local self storage rental facility.
At a very reasonable cost that’s a lot less than adding another room to your dwelling, you can rent a clean, dry, and secure space to safely store your useful items and thus reclaim a wide open room that beckons you to put it to good use. If you live in Cincinnati, OH or anywhere in the country for that matter local self storage facilities will help.
Cincinnati storage units come in a variety of sizes designed to let you choose just the right sized area to store your possessions. The contents of a typical junk room will fit quite nicely into a 5′ x 15′ storage unit, which equates to 75 square feet.
A storage unit of this size can hold the following: sofa, chair, dining table and chairs, mattress and box spring, and other smaller items and boxes. Storage unit facility managers will tell you that the primary thing that deters most customers from using their facility is that people find it difficult to estimate how much storage space they are going to need.
This uncertainty can be dispelled rather easily by simply visiting your local self storage facility. The folks who run these businesses are experienced pros who can discuss with you what you want to store and give you a good idea how much space you’ll need. They’ll also be happy to show you some units first hand so you can actually see the spaces that are available. Many self storage facilities also have web sites which offer guidelines for storage needs.
Perhaps it’s the thought of spring cleaning or a New Years Resolution to get organized that has you thinking about attacking the clutter junking up the space that was once an extra room. Maybe a new addition to the family is on the way and the “extra” room is about to be occupied. Whatever the reason, now that your motivated to put an end to the junk room take my advise and plan a visit to your local self storage facility or their website. Self storage is a surprisingly easy, convenient and affordable option that bears exploring.
I recently visited an Extra Space self storage facility in Cincinnati, OH in order to learn more about the industry and interview the manager and they had a sign that said it best…YOU DESERVE EXTRA SPACE!
Love the picture.