Before you consider moving your home or business, you should consider self. When you use self storage South Africa, you can save your items in a secure building. You will never have to worry about where to park your car if your garage is full. You can either store your items from the garage or store your car in a self storage facility.
If your business has grown and space is limited, you can place files or merchandise in a secure facility that is monitored by CCTV monitors as well as a security guard. The facility is completed surrounded by a fence. The guard makes hourly rounds inside the perimeter of the fence for your safety. They can also answer any questions you may have about the facility.
When you use self storage Cape Town, you have access to your belongings 24 hours a day. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an individual or a business, you always have access. You can organize your items the way you would like to access them. You place your own lock on your unit. This means that no one else has access to your unit.
When you use self storage, you can choose from a short-term or long-term lease. One of the best benefits of self storage is you can get a unit for your belongings 24 hours a day. If an emergency happens that you need to store your items, they will be able to rent you a unit.
Self storage is not just for your extra belongings, it can be used for storing your household items if you’re remodeling your home or in between homes. You can store just about anything in a self storage facility except flammable, hazardous or combustible materials.
When choosing a unit size to rent, it’s usually recommended to have a list of the items you’re storing to get a more accurate size. It’s better to have a little bit more room than have to rent another unit and purchase another lock. You don’t need to sell your belongings due to lack of room when you have a self storage facility available.
There’s a lot to get done when moving, but it becomes especially hard when the move is a very long distance. Since we went from Virginia to New York, we’re going to focus on moves that are about 500 miles away or more from home sweet home.
There are several major questions you need to ask yourself: How much stuff do I have? How am I going to move all of that stuff? What is my budget? How much money do I need to save? How do I tell my family? What if I have roommates, what do I tell them? What will be our new cost of living? Does my job allow transfers, or will I need to be on the hunt when I arrive? How long can I survive without a new job?
Jeez, that’s a lot of questions! But we’ll tackle them all, and as long as you think things through thoroughly, you should be able to have a fairly painless moving day.
First, let’s tackle the problem of stuff. How many possessions do you have? Are you going to take all of that with you? I highly advise having a yard sale, giving clothes away to charity, and getting rid of all trash or junk before you move. The things that you don’t need and don’t use will take up valuable real estate place in your moving truck, and ultimately waste money. This will also give you some extra cash to add to your budget.
Once you’ve streamlined your possessions, you have to decide how you’re going to get everything to your new home. There are surprisingly few options out there when money is definitely an object.
After many months of talking about it, last weekend the Ben and I took a big step. We finally started tackling the boxes and boxes of stuff we’ve had sitting in the garage since we moved. You can learn a lot about yourself by approaching a project such as this from a mindfulness perspective. As you clean through the clutter, you are forced to consider your motives for collecting all this stuff in the first place. The thoughts and feelings that came up for me were rather enlightening.
At one point in my life, I owed tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt. While I’m not particularly proud of that fact, I am proud that over the last few years I have managed to dig myself out of the hole (with the help of a budget and a supportive husband) and I am now living debt-free. Looking at all those boxes of stuff took me back into that consumerist headspace where I bought what I wanted, but not necessarily what I needed. I realized a couple of things;
1. When I was younger I didn’t really know myself, so I tried on a lot of different personas to see if they fit. This also meant buying a lot of accessories to go along with each new reinvention; was I a raver? A back-packer? A snow boarder? A kick boxer? I was all of these, for a minute. But ultimately I abandoned most of these identities as I figured out what really mattered to me. Some of the stuff in boxes was like a veritable snake skin of youth I had shed across the years as I came into my own. Interesting to consider, but no longer needed in my current life.
2. I realize I sometimes buy things for the person I want to be, not the person I actually am. Exercise equipment purchased for that awesome athlete I wish I was, but am really not, is a prime example of this.
3. This is a rough one to admit, but I realized I’ve also bought things for praise and status. Having a high-end bag, awesome new outfit or sexy designer shoe can get you a lot of compliments. If you’re basing your self-worth on external feedback, this might make you feel good for a minute. And it did. But I’m not sure this works for me anymore.