The Benefits of Storage During Times of Uncertainty

The way we live has been drastically altered within just a few weeks. Across the world, businesses are forced to adapt to new models of operation, and people are adjusting to restrictions placed on everyday activities due to the spread of COVID-19. While people continue to adjust to a new way of life, the thought of extra storage space may not be top of mind. But, there are a few surprising reasons why having extra room to store belongings is beneficial during these uncertain times. Find out if a storage unit may be what you need right now.

Safely Store Your Unused Items

Orders to stay at home across the country mean more people are cooped up and laying low. Those who can work at home don’t have to drive to and from work, and other travel restrictions mean vehicles such as cars, boats and motorcycles are left to collect dust in the garage or in the street. It’s difficult to predict when people will be cleared to travel long distances or return to the typical commute — so for the time being, it may be a wise decision to pause or reduce insurance policies and store your expensive equipment in a safe, climate-controlled environment.

Here are a few reasons why storage units are your best bet:

  • Reduce risk to your vehicles
  • Keep vehicles in top shape with a climate-controlled environment
  • Ensure optimal safety with enhanced security measures 
  • Enjoy flexible month-to-month contracts

Want to learn more about storing cars in the long term? Read our resource guide.

Have Storage Space Ready for Uncertain College Start Dates

It’s unclear what will happen to the fall 2020 semester and how higher-education institutions will respond. In the Boston area, which is home to over 50 colleges and universities comprised of a global student population, many students will likely require extra space if campuses remain closed, or if institutions make last-minute changes based on developments in the coronavirus situation. Fortunately, many storage facilities, including EZ Storage, offer student discounts for Boston-area colleges and universities. Students who have access to extra storage space will be able to keep their belongings securely locked away while they move back home or downsize in accordance with their school’s changes in operation.

Extra Time for Projects? Stay Organized

More time at home has meant an uptick in home projects for many people. But these DIY projects are sometimes accompanied by a lack of room to actually complete projects or store away belongings from a decluttering mission. If the lack of space sounds familiar, a storage unit is a reliable way to safely store your belongings while you tackle some ambitious home projects.

A few ways you can use and benefit from extra storage space:

  • Store away valuable items while you declutter and clean your home
  • Move larger appliances or vehicles into a unit while you complete projects in your garage
  • Rest easy knowing your stored items are securely locked away in a controlled environment

Self-storage Is an Option You Can Trust in Uncertain Times

Self-storage businesses are categorized as essential services, so if you do choose to store your valued belongings, you don’t need to worry about losing access to them. At EZ Storage, we are taking precautions to keep our staff and tenants safe. Should you need access to your unit, you can visit as you would normally, just with a few adjustments to how we operate our offices. Please call us with any questions or concerns.