Tiny house living has taken the country by storm. With so many benefits to going tiny, people are shifting to smaller spaces so they can enjoy a larger lifestyle. When you find that your tiny house is at maximum capacity, leasing a self-storage unit may be the solution you’re looking for. It doesn’t matter if your tiny house comes in the form of an RV, a small single-family home, or a 150 ft. tiny house on wheels. A self-storage unit may be the answer to your newfound tiny lifestyle. And if you decide that going tiny isn’t what you thought it would be, having your personal items in a storage unit will make transitioning back to a conventional home and lifestyle much simpler. Here are some ideas for the things you can keep in a storage unit to free up your living space when going tiny.
There are many motivators when people decide to go tiny. Some make the change because they want to travel across the country, others for the lower cost of living. If you live in a tiny home, shopping in bulk may no longer be an option due to the minimal pantry space. If you still want to take advantage of that Costco membership, maybe a self-storage unit is the solution? You can set your storage unit up as a makeshift pantry, so you can take advantage of bulk pricing without the concern of taking up too much space. If you rent a small self-storage unit, you can continue to enjoy the savings buying in bulk gives you without the hassle of overloading your tiny home.
Important documents such as tax returns, licenses, deeds, and birth certificates are things you need to keep safe and secure but don’t necessarily need immediate access to. Instead of storing them in your tiny house, rent a storage locker. When you store important documents in a storage locker, you don’t need to worry about fire damage, water damage, or theft. Think of a self-storage locker as your personal safety. That same storage unit is a great place to store the items in your life that have sentimental value but will most likely never reach for. Things like old love letters, photo albums, and the moment you’ve collected along the way. When you have a storage locker, you get to keep the things that matter.
You may choose to live in your tiny house all year, but do you have the space to store items that you use seasonally? A climate-controlled self-storage unit is a great way to keep things that you use sparingly or seasonally at the ready without having them take up precious space in your new home. Storing items such as Christmas decorations, ski clothes, and summer blankets free up your new living space for the things you need daily. Holiday decorations are another seasonal item better stored in a storage unit instead of your tiny house. Placing them in a storage unit lets you enjoy them during the holidays and keeps them safe during the off-season.
That bridesmaids’ gown you wore to your cousins’ wedding or that winter puffer jacket you bought for your trip to Alaska are things you may want to keep but will never use again. Instead of dealing with the challenge of finding space for them in your tiny house; or dealing with the guilt of donating them, store them in a self-storage unit. You can hang them on a rolling rack inside your storage unit if you want to have quick access to them visually and physically. This will expand your wardrobe without overcrowding your closets. The same holds for all sports equipment and hobby gear you use sparingly. Camping, fishing, and skeet shooting are tons of fun, but they require a lot of gear. Keeping your gear in a storage unit means you don’t have to give up your favorite things.
Tiny house living is supposed to upgrade your lifestyle, not downgrade hobbies and collections. A self-storage unit offers you the best of both worlds. Allowing you to enjoy your new tiny house lifestyle while maintaining ownership of the things that matter most to you. Tymac Group builds state-of-the-art storage facilities to meet your lifestyle and storage needs. Visit www.TheTymacGroup.com.