Store or sell? How to decide between a storage unit or garage sale.

Too much clutter getting the better of you? If so, one thing is for certain, you need to move some things on. The big decision is: do you sell your things or store them in a self-storage unit? 

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each to help you make the right call.

Why should you store your items in a storage unit?

When you can’t decide between selling or storing your belongings, you need to ask yourself one question: do I want to hold onto it? The obvious benefit of renting a storage unit is that you get to keep all of your things. In addition, storing your stuff, whether it’s short term or long term, means you don’t have to decide immediately what you want to do with it. You also have peace of mind that your things will stay safe.

This can be very useful for offices too, especially if you don’t have sufficient storage space onsite. You can store excess office equipment or archived documents in a storage unit and access it only when you need to.

A storage unit also makes sense if you have furniture or larger sentimental items you love that can’t easily be replaced, but don’t have room to store at home.

Disadvantages of storing

While storage units are affordable and come in different sizes, it does come at a cost. Especially when you could be doing the opposite and making money from the items you might sell in a garage sale. Again, it all comes down to whether these are items you want or need to hold onto.

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Benefits of a garage sale

Selling your things is a great idea if they don’t hold much sentimental value and it is easily replaceable. If you feel like these things never get used and are just taking up space, having a garage sale is worth considering. Furthermore, who doesn’t like a little bit of extra cash in your back pocket!

To make a garage sale worthwhile though, you need to make sure you have enough items to sell. And don’t expect to rake in the big bucks. Garage sales after all, are about scoring a ridiculous bargain.

Decluttering your home and selling the things you don’t need is also ideal when you’re moving house or relocating.

Disadvantages of a garage sale

When you decide to sell your things, make doubly sure you don’t want it as you’ll never get it back should you change your mind. You should never sell anything with sentimental value, as you’re likely to regret it later on.

Organising a garage sale also takes time and there’s no guarantee people will come and buy your things. You can try sell your things online, but if you have a lot of items to sell this can also be quite time consuming.

Thinking about renting a storage unit?

Whether you’re decluttering your home, moving house, or just in need of more space, Go2Storage can help. We have a variety of storage unit sizes available to keep your belongings safe. To book a self-storage unit, or to find out more about our self-storage solutions get in touch with us today.