Multi-generational living is on the rise in the Boston area. This takes several forms – grandparents moving in with their adult children and grandchildren; adult children returning to the family home with their own kids; and more. Combining households always presents a certain level of challenges as houses only have so much space while families can accumulate many, many things.
Some multi-generational family living situations are intentionally permanent while others are more temporary in nature. In those more temporary situations, secure storage units in the Boston area can be used to keep those items that aren’t needed in the current address but will probably be needed at the next one. For example, lawn mowers, patio furniture and the like.
In a more permanent situation, there just may not be enough space in the home for everyone to enjoy all of their things all of the time. This is where a secure storage unit in the Boston area can serve as an off-site closet for the family. For example, if these winter snows ever get out of here, someday families could move the coats, boots, and heavy winter sweaters into the storage unit and bring their warm weather spring and summer wardrobe out.
In our experience we’ve seen multi-generational families sharing storage units as well as situations where each generation chooses to have their own storage unit. Sometimes private storage is a nice thing to have. Maintaining family harmony does depend on people taking a different approach to household challenges like storage space.
Another scenario that happens in multi-generational families is young adult children move out on a semi-permanent basis. For example, military service or going to university. In these instances, the secure storage unit can be used to safely keep the young adult’s things for them while opening up a little more space within the home.
The best secure storage units in Boston offer constant monitoring, 24/7 access and well-maintained units.