“With the two of us, our three kids, and Max the very enthusiastic beagle, this house is too crowded,” Sven said. “I need to be able to turn around without tripping over everyone. My wife, she does not want to just get rid of all of our things. So we need a compromise solution.”
Storage Units = External Closet Space
“What really solved this issue for me was how a co-worker described their storage unit. They called it their off-site closet. They’re not throwing their things away, they’re not selling or donating them. They’re keeping the things they want. They’re just not keeping them in the house.”
Sven broached the plan with his wife using a seasonal approach. “I said to her “Honey, how much more closet space would you have without all of these heavy sweaters and winter coats in here.” And she said “A lot!” And with the kid’s sports gear, same thing. Soccer season doesn’t start for weeks, and cheer is even later than that. We don’t need all this stuff in the house.”
The best Boston storage units are accessible 24/7, 365 days a year. “If for whatever reason – my wife wants her fuzzy blue sweater, let’s say – we need to get to the storage unit in the middle of the night, we can do that. On the weekend. On Christmas day. It literally does not matter – we can get to our things whenever we feel like it.” Additionally, the Boston storage units Sven and his wife rented are in a secure location, monitored continually to keep their possessions safe.
“It was a small decision that made a big difference in our quality of life,” Sven said. “If I had a million dollars, maybe I’d buy a bigger house or put an addition on this one. But I don’t have a million dollars. I have a reasonable rent to pay on the storage unit, and the extra space our family needed to be comfortable.”