The British passion for travel is intensifying with the increase of overseas travel. UK residents completed 6.3 million trips abroad in 2016 and spent £3.8 billion during these visits. In contrast, there were 3.2 million visits made to the UK by international visitors and £1.9 billion expended (Office for National Statistics, 2017). However, going on a trip is the easy part. Knowing where to put your stuff when you are away for long a time is a major headache. If you are relocating temporarily or intend to travel in the medium to long term, self-storage is an option that you may want to consider making the transition smoother. Keeping your stuff safe whilst you are away makes it easier to leave without completely giving up your roots. Here are some reasons why.
Sometimes, a once in a lifetime offer of a job abroad comes your way and it would be foolish to turn it down. Not only are you going to enhance your work experience but also get to know other cultures and another kind of life. True, it would probably mean uprooting your family, but the kind of life plus travelling around the area or region where you will be stationed is an exciting opportunity. When you leave, your house plus furnishings on the other side might be fully paid by the company so there is no sense evacuating an entire home with you. In this situation, a sensible approach is to store your belongings in a safe place until your return. That way, you can also rent out your current house (if you own it) and have another source of passive income.
If you are planning to travel extensively for a longer period, it makes sense to vacate your flat or home and take only what you need. Travelling light is ideal giving you the flexibility and mobility to move from one place to another. Putting your personal belongings in storage is a viable solution instead of leaving them to rot in your Mum’s garage. Self-storage solutions are often temperature-controlled so you are sure your stuff will be taken care of.
An Opportunity to Declutter
Self-storage solutions are offered at different price ranges depending on the volume that is stored and the space you want to rent. But it costs money, too so you will be forced to choose only the things that you really need or want to keep. It is an excellent opportunity to declutter and free up tons of cupboard space upon your return. Decluttering offers mental benefits and is good for your health.
Leaving home and travelling these days is made easier with the existence of versatile storage solutions. If anything, it allows you to keep a part of your life’s memories while relishing the beautiful experiences of journeys.