Perhaps you have decided to declutter your home and reorganise its interior, or maybe you are relocating, and your new residence would be downsized. Either way, you are probably contemplating self-storage to help you hold on to furniture items that you can no longer have on display without the risk of them acquiring damage while they are out of sight. However, a mistake some people make is just stuffing anything and everything in their storage unit. The problem with this approach is you possibly would not be making the most of the space available to you or you will end up paying for a space to keep clutter rather than items that are valuable to you. This article should help you whittle down what furniture items should go into storage and what you should just get rid of.
Family heirloom vs sentimental value
Furniture items that are passed down from one generation to the next can be quite valuable. Thus, it would be a good idea to put any pieces that you cannot make use of right away into storage until such a time that you can display them in your home or sell them for profit. Nonetheless, not all heirlooms are valuable. For instance, you may be holding on to broken furniture that you have no intention of restoring. In this scenario, it would be best to get rid of the item.
On the other hand, the piece of furniture may be in good condition, but it does not blend with your décor options and is not particularly profitable if sold. If you have no sentimental attachment to these pieces, you should consider selling them, giving them away or recycling the materials for something else.
Cost of furniture vs cost of storage
The second thing to ask yourself before selecting furniture items to go into long-term storage would be their financial relevancy. In some scenarios, homeowners may end up redesigning their space only to find those furniture items they had invested a significant amount of money in no longer tie into the overall style of their interior. Rather than getting rid of expensive furniture, you could consider putting it into storage until such a time you find a use for it again.
Conversely, if you initially furnished your home with cheap furniture pieces to get by and are now financially capable of upgrading your items, it would be more economical to sell the pieces off for minimal profit rather than pay to have them stored for the long term, yet they are not appreciating.Share