Why Self-Storage is a Helpful Solution During Your Divorce
July 14th, 2021
Getting a divorce is one of the most painful things we can go through in life. It can be sad, overwhelming, and lonely. Sometimes the best solution for your things can be getting a self-storage unit so that you can focus on yourself and your happiness and not trying to do everything at once. In this blog, we’ll go over why storage units can be the perfect solution during your divorce.
Throughout a Marriage, We Accumulate a Lot of Stuff
The first thing you need to do is decide who to take what. Then have a storage unit organize and streamline the separation of items. This helps to keep things clear, avoiding arguments or confusion later on. It also keeps your shared home from turning into a chaotic storm of boxes and items covered in post-its. This is especially important if you’ll be selling your home and need to get it cleaned out quickly and efficiently.
Keep Paperwork and Other Important Items Safe and Secure
When going through a divorce there often is paperwork you don’t want your former spouse to see or have access to. Getting a storage unit can guarantee that things will be kept safe from wandering eyes and helps you feel you have a private space for important things. It’s tough to go through a divorce, and having a space that is just your own can help not make it worse.
Storage is Great For Downsizing
Often after a divorce, both parties have to downsize. When moving into your new, perhaps smaller size home your overflow of things can be put into a storage unit. The most important rule in moving into a smaller home than your used to is to not over clutter the place. That way your space looks bigger and more purposeful.
Storage Gives You Flexibility In a Time When You Will Likely Be Distracted
Divorces are difficult, and you may be distracted when moving. Self-storage units give you a place to put your things before you’re completely settled. And they are open all day, so when you realize you’ve forgotten something, you can simply hop over and grab the boxes you need. It helps to give you peace of mind, that even though you may not have all your things with you, they are safe and easily accessible whenever you need them.
It Makes it Easier On Your Kids
Even if your children understand that you’re getting a divorce, you still want to protect them from the day-to-day reminder of the event. Having boxes everywhere may bring up feelings for them and although kids are resilient, it’s best to force them to confront those feelings every day after school. Having a storage unit gives you the space to put the separated items away from your shared home and makes the transition slightly easier.
Whether your divorce is amicable or toxic, there are going to be some strong feelings during the separations and or divorce. One person taking control and their belongings to a storage unit can make the move as painless and amicable as is possible. This is particularly important to those of us who go through toxic divorces where one or both parties really need to keep themselves safe and sane.
Remember you’re going to be ok and you have a wonderful life ahead of you.
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