We have a growing problem in America today that is affecting the lives of Americans all across our country. This problem, I wouldn't go quite as far as to call it an epidemic yet, is the overflow of unused and unneeded belongings in our homes and apartments. These are the belongings, and everyone has them, that we buy but rarely use, so they end up in our garage, basement, or closet. As a society we have the happy tendency of buying things that seem “cool" or “neat", but have add very little value or convenience to our everyday lives. This phenomenon of buying unnecessary items has left most Americans with a stockpile of everything imaginable somewhere in their home.
Luckily there are a couple of solutions to solve this storage problem, and to recoup the part of your house that you had previously lost to your ever-growing pile of junk. The ultimate solution to fix your house's storage problem, albeit the least feasible, would be to go ahead and buy a larger house. As wonderful of a plan as that sounds, for the majority of us it's out of the question. An alternative to a larger house is to rent a self-storage unit.
Renting a self-storage unit is a feasible option for most, and can often be the best option. However, renting a self-storage unit can be very expensive and not extremely cost-effective. Small storage units run for fairly high prices, especially in large urban communities where space is at a premium. It is nice to keep all of your annoying and useless things away from the house, but sometimes it can be an inconvenience to travel to and from your storage unit. Also, a 5’ x 10'self-storage unit can run anywhere from $400-$600 annually, depending on where you live.
Another reasonable space-saving option is to purchase an outdoor storage shed. As a long-term storage option, outdoor storage sheds are far cheaper than self-storage units. An outdoor storage shed that is comparatively the same size as a self-storage unit, such as the one above, can run in between $800 and $1000. You can find a large selection of reasonably priced storage sheds at http://www.supplyhero.com Outdoor storage sheds last for several years, and you can expect great longevity from any outdoor storage shed you purchase. The major pitfall most people have when buying an outdoor storage shed is that they do not having the space required in their backyard, or elsewhere, to place a shed.
There are many options for ridding yourself of the clutter that has taken over your home. You must assess your options and how much money you are willing to spend on a solution to choose which option is best for you.