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Short Term vs. Long Term Storage

There are so many different reasons why someone might need a storage unit these days for either personal or business reasons. When it comes to choosing which type of storage unit will best suit your needs, it can definitely help to have an idea of how long you will be storing your items.
Short Term
Some people are just looking for a very short-term solution as they make changes in either their personal life or business. For example, a business might be remodeling their office and simply need a place to hold their files and excess office equipment.
Or it could be that a person is moving from one side of town to the other. There is quite a bit of work that goes into moving, including getting kids into their new schools, learning the new neighborhood, or maybe even doing some small home improvements. In this case, a short-term storage unit would work to hold that person’s belongings until things are all set at their new home.
People using storage units on a short-term basis typically do not need to access their items very often and therefore are able to fit much more into a smaller space.
Long Term
There are definitely situations when a long-term option works better. Let’s say you have a hobby that requires the use of special equipment that just isn’t conducive to the space you have at home. You need a place to store your hobby materials and access them on a regular basis.
Others may find themselves downsizing from a larger home to a smaller one. Their new home may not have the space needed to house everything that was at the old place. However, the owner may not be ready to separate with things that won’t fit. This is a very common scenario for long-term self-storage solutions.
You might find yourself in a situation where you tell yourself you only need a storage unit for a very short period of time, only to find that situations change. Suddenly what you thought was going to be 3 months of storage turns into a year or even more. We see this happen often at Cactus Self Storage. When it does happen, you will be glad you chose a self storage facility that is flexible and ready to help you if need to make changes.
To learn more about both the short-term and long-term options available at Cactus Self Storage, give us a call today at 480-386-6022.

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