When you've got kids at university, when you're not too busy missing their angelic little faces, you're probably making the most of having a spare room in the house; where you can put old and new possessions without having to think too much about them. A spare bedroom is an excellent place to store all those objects of furniture and bits and pieces in while you decide what to do with them - but when it's time for the kids to come home, you've got a great deal of work on your hands.
If you've been using their bedroom as a storing cupboard for some months, the chances are that a fairly large amount of stuff has accumulated. And, as the Christmas holidays last over a month as opposed to a couple of weeks, your not-so-little one probably isn't going to appreciate having to wade their way through piles of books and old television sets in order to get a night of sleep.
So what can you do with all of the extra possessions when there's absolutely nowhere else to put them?
You may be enjoying using the spare room as another room altogether, meaning that you're not too keen on relinquishing its use for a month - but that doesn't mean you can recreate the room again once your scholar heads back to the university campus - at least until summer, anyway.
However, there's still the problem of what to do with your various possessions until then. The solution can actually be quite simple. Rather than clogging up the rest of your house as you attempt to evenly redistribute your accumulations in other places, why not hire out a self storage facility and simply store it away for a while?
You can rent storage facilities that you can place all of your extra things in while your kids are home. There are a surprising amount of companies operating all over the country, meaning they tend to be located in areas that are very convenient to you. And, by storing items rather than packing them all around your house, you can enjoy how not only are you ensuring your home stays neat and tidy, but your possessions are being kept in an incredibly secure place at a minimum cost.
In fact, you could find that you end up putting a lot more things into storage than you previously expected - including a certain student's bed for those many months during the year that they're not around!
Adam Singleton writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.