Losing a relative can be very upsetting. It can become even more stressful when you are responsible for quickly deciding what to do with all of their belongings. Here are some ways that renting a storage unit might be able to help you during this hard time.
You Have More Time to Make Decisions
Did your relative live in an apartment, assisted living facility or a nursing home? If so, you will have to move their things out of their living space within a certain time period. You may be dealing with your own personal grief and not yet ready to make decisions about the ultimate fate of your loved one's things, but many landlords and facilities will give you a deadline for having their things removed.
Renting a storage unit will give you more time to figure out what you want to do with all of your relative's things. You can go through everything at your own pace instead of having to make rushed decisions.
Keep Things Safe for Distant Relatives
If your relative left some of their belongings to other relatives who do not live locally, it might not be possible for them to retrieve those items right away because they need to make travel arrangements. Renting a unit to store those items until they arrive gives them more time to travel and spares you the trouble of having to move the items into your house for the short term.
Prevent Too Much Clutter in Your Own House
You may be grieving your relative, but you may not have enough room in your home for their things to remain permanently. This is particularly the case if you live in a small apartment and have had to clean out their entire house. By renting a storage unit, you can still keep items that belonged to the relative you love without having to create clutter and disorganization in your own place. Over time, you can decide what you'd like to keep, give away or discard.
Losing a relative can be an upsetting experience, but renting a storage unit can help make it easier for you to figure out what to do with their belongings. Talk to some rental companies in the area to determine which may be able to offer you the best deal. You and your family can then hold on to your deceased relative's things as long as you want.Share
10 December 2015
After my boss told me that I would probably be moving a lot for work, I realized we needed to get a little more organized. Instead of gathering produce boxes and hoping for the best, we started analyzing our mistakes and successes of previous relocations. We realized that we usually got hung up on the packing, which is why we asked my employer to pay for a professional service. Our next relocation was a breeze. This blog is all about identifying storage problems so that you can avoid hassles, delays, and expensive mistakes that could destroy your overall budget.