Is Storage a Good Investment? Discover these 12 Amazing Benefits of Self-Storage

There are many reasons why you may have been considering getting a storage unit, but you may be unsure of the true benefits of self-storage. Perhaps you live in a smaller space, and while it is cozy, it can sometimes be a little cramped. Maybe you’re moving and need a place to store your things until you get settled in. Self-storage units are also a great way to keep your things but not be overwhelmed by the clutter or stress they can cause.

The benefit of storage can vary depending on what exactly you need the space for and there are many different types of self-storage services, such as business and personal storage, wine storage, climate controlled self-storage, and RV and boat storage, to help you meet those needs. Whether the items you plan to store are big or small, a self-storage unit will keep your items safe and intact for as long as you need it to. Let’s review some of the most common benefits of storage!

Benefits of Self-Storage when Moving Your Home

Benefit Of Self-Storage for Moving Home

Moving into a new home is among the most popular reason why people need storage. Unsurprisingly, the key benefit of using a self-storage unit is finding a convenient place to keep your unused belongings while you transition out of your home. Considering the opportunity cost of losing your items, an investment in a self-storage unit makes renting a space a cost-effective alternative.

With month-to-month contracts, having a storage unit during your move is a great idea, and no requires no long term commitment!

Benefits of Self-Storage When Staging A Home

Benefits Of Self-Storage for Staging Home

When putting up your house for sale, you have to eliminate clutter. Getting your home ready for sale is easier said than done. It’s hard to clear out everything especially if you have a lot of furniture. An easy way to clear out extra furniture and items from your home is to rent a storage unit. Most home sellers find a smaller unit, perhaps a 5×10 or 7.5×10 to be perfect for accomplishing this need. By renting a storage space and clearing out the clutter, sellers are able to make their homes look more desirable to buyers. Because of this, they are more likely to sell the house faster and for a higher price point. Now that makes your storage unit a solid investment!

Benefits of Storage for Heirlooms

Benefits Of Self-Storage Family Heirlooms

Did you know Amazing Spaces started out of a need for personal storage? One of our owners inherited priceless family heirlooms and needed a place to store them before she moved into her home. This is another common reason why many people need storage. Finding a clean and secure place to store these items will help ensure you are able to enjoy your belongings for years to come.

Items like antique furniture, fine art, or china are treasured items that are usually very sentimental and are often valuable. They are also items that most people keep over a lifetime and pass down from generation to generation. Because these are not “everyday” household items; however, most people find it difficult to find space in their homes to store these beloved pieces. The garage or attic is no place for these delicate items where extreme temperatures and dust can severely damage or destroy the items. In this case, climate controlled self storage is a must.

Some families may also require storage units to keep items for children who are finishing college or those who want to move out and start living alone. If the kids are moving far away from home, they can appreciate the convenience of a storage facility to keep goods they might need later in life. If items such as antique furniture or musical instruments have sentimental value, a storage facility is an ideal place to keep them safe and secure.

Benefits of Self-Storage During Harsh Weather

Benefits Of Self-Storage Houston Weather

Let’s face it, Houston has some wild weather patterns. To protect items such as RVs, outdoor equipment, and furniture, many people take advantage of putting them inside of our interior storage spaces. This helps protect the items from harsh weather, including rain, hail, and yes, even ice! Many clients were relieved to find their belongings unharmed after the harsh Houston ice storm of 2021. Our back up generators and secured properties ensured all our clients’ items stayed safe and secure throughout the duration of the storm.

Benefit of Storage Facilities for Eliminating Clutter

Benefits Of Self-Storage for Eliminating Clutter

Have you heard? Clutter and lack of organization in our homes can actually stress us out. Psychologists have long connected a cluttered space with stress. Even if the clutter is something you cherish or valuable family heirlooms, it still has the same effect on how we feel. Clutter represents extra stimulus that causes our senses to work overtime. It also sends a signal to our brain that there is more work to be done. People are more creative and productive in more open spaces. When you compare the cost of renting a storage unit to the cost of vacations, spa visits, massages, and other expensive things most people do to relax, it’s a no-brainer that the smart thing to do is to make your everyday living space into a peaceful place with a little help from your local storage facility.

We have many things in our lives that we only use occasionally. This is exactly when a climate controlled storage unit can be the perfect answer. By getting a storage unit near your home, you can transfer all of your seasonal items there, while still having it close at hand for easy access. Maybe you have bicycles lined up in a hallway, guest bedding filling up your linen closet, or seasonal decorations that take the place of your second car in the garage. If this sounds familiar, investing in self storage will give you the flexibility to take full advantage of the space in your home for living, not to storing!

If you want your home to look orderly, having ample storage is critical. However, finding the space to store your stuff is a daunting task, especially if you live in an apartment. In this case, you need to find a storage facility near your home so that you can drop something off or pick up the stuff you need at your convenience. At Amazing Spaces, we like to say that we’re more than just your storage space; we’re an extension of your home. Putting your items into a storage unit at Amazing Spaces is an easy and pleasant experience – just stop in and see for yourself!

Benefits of Self-Storage for Holiday Items

Benefits Of Self-Storage Christmas and Holidays

If you use your lawnmower once a month or less, you might want to take it to a nearby storage facility. Besides eliminating clutter in your home, freeing up space in your garage or basement can help you to undertake a renovation easily. In addition, having extra storage space can help you to store the items that you only use during Christmas or Thanksgiving. Other items include seasonal decorations, old files and papers, toys, furniture, and books. If your apartment does not offer enough storage space, you need extra space to keep valuables that you might not need at the moment. If you do not want to lose your grandfather’s furniture but have nowhere to keep it, a storage facility will come in handy.

Benefit of Self-Storage Units for Collector’s Items

Benefits Of Self-Storage Collectables

Finding adequate storage space for collector’s items such as magazines, trophies, and gifts is always difficult. Since dust and dirt can damage such items, keeping them protected is always important. Climate control is also vital if you think that high moisture levels can damage your most treasured items. Storage options will give you the peace of mind once you know that everything is safe and secure.

If you need to store books, record collections, electronics, cloth items, or fine antiques, you need a climate controlled storage unit that will keep them safe. At Amazing Spaces, each unit has its own separate ventilation system. This assures the optimal environment for every space. If you have any item that could be affected by changes in temperature or moisture, then a climate controlled storage unit is essential.

Security Benefits at a Self-Storage Facility

Benefits of Storage for Security
Modern-day, tech savvy storage facilities will include top-notch security measures that few individuals even have in their homes. I’ve never known of an average suburban resident installing color cameras that digitally record 24/7. While having alarms on every unit door is becoming an industry standard, cameras and a third party monitoring service is not a self storage industry standard. Those who do offer these security features (like us!) are leading the industry and are committed to providing the best security possible. Some customers have even stored valuables in their storage unit while they are out of town.

While the fear of having your belongings kept outside your home is understandable, make sure when choosing a self-storage unit that everything is kept safe. Ideally, you want to find a place where every individual unit door is alarmed and monitored by an independent monitoring service. These units are equipped with tight and secure locks that only you have access to. Premium self-storage centers even have color cameras digitally record on all properties 24 hours a day to improve the safety of the units, with daily lock checks on all spaces by property managers. You also want to make sure that the storage units you choose have automatic lighting throughout hallways for 100% visibility after dark, and an intercom communication system throughout hallways to contact associates in the retail center during business hours if you need help for any reason, at any time.

Benefits of Storing For Business Owners

Benefits of Storage for Businesses
Wise business owners make use of available space to keep stocks of their products at a secure location. Storage units can be used for those with business establishments like shops nearby, making reaching for additional stocks of a product easy instead of having a customer wait for a couple of days. On top of that, business owners can even keep older furniture, files, and display items that are no longer in use but are still valuable.

Benefit of Storage Facilities for Home Renovations

Benefits of Storage for Renovations
Renovating your home can be a nightmare with all the clutter around the house. Even with the right tools such as corded power drills or hammers available for a home renovation, the job will be harder if furniture serves as an obstacle for you. This makes self-storage a valuable asset in clearing out a home if you’re planning a home renovation. This makes painting the house or making repairs indoors more convenient and efficient.

Benefits of Storing Wine

Benefits Of Self-Storage Wine

Specialty wine storage vaults have been designed with collectors, restaurant owners, and other wine connoisseurs in mind. This is something that few other companies offer. Wine storage units are maintained at approximately 55 degrees Fahrenheit with a humidity between 60 and 75%. This is perfect for preserving the subtle flavors of the vintage and allowing it to age in a way that adds character. Moreover, Amazing Spaces offers complimentary delivery acceptance for packages. Members of wine clubs no longer have to wait around their homes for a delivery, instead they can ship them right to their secured space.

Additional Benefits of Storage Units

Benefits Of Self-Storage

Storage facilities offer an array of options in several shapes and sizes. Such diversity allows you to fit any item while cutting down the cost of storage. Ensure that your storage facility offers many different options to avoid paying for what you do not require. Besides the diversity in the design of storage facilities, they come with ample parking spaces where large commercial vehicles can turn easily when loading and offloading goods.

Discover the Amazing Difference

There are many reasons why a storage unit is a good investment. Regardless of your reason for needing to place items in the unit, you can rest assured that they will be in the same condition when you take them out as they were when you put them in. Amazing Spaces gives you peace of mind in many ways. You can have a clutter free, comfortable space, without having to give up cherished pieces.

Some pieces may be safer in a climate controlled storage unit than in a home or garage that is subject to changes in temperature and moisture throughout the year. Whether you’re moving or need to store a few seasonal items, Amazing Spaces goes the extra mile to make certain that your items will be secure and safe. These are only a few of the ways that Amazing Spaces can help make your life stress free.

Amazing Spaces covered all the bases when we designed our storage units. All the floors are sealed to minimize dust and dirt. The sealer also acts as a secondary defense against moisture seeping in through the pores in the concrete. This creates the safest and cleanest environment for your items and takes any worry or stress away.

Of course, security is one of the most important factors for your peace of mind during your space clearing process. The indoor spaces are located inside and away from the outside elements. Not only are the units protected 24/7 by security monitors, the staff personally checks the locks and sweeps the hallways often. The units are also checked for pest control on a monthly basis so that any unwanted guests can quickly be evicted. This is another way that the climate controlled units at Amazing Spaces gives you the peace of mind that you deserve.

38 Responses to “Is Storage a Good Investment? Discover these 12 Amazing Benefits of Self-Storage”

  1. Ridley Fitzgerald
    January 9, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Self storage sounds pretty great. Like you said, it seems like a great way to store the stuff you just don’t have room for anymore. I hate the idea of throwing away all the things I have accumulated over the years, so maybe I should look into a storage unit.

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  2. Silas Knight
    May 10, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Self storage sounds like its great to use. I had no idea that there were climate controlled units that control the temperature in the unit. I would feel a lot better storing my guitars and things in a unit like that.

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  3. Jade Brunet
    May 12, 2017 at 11:05 am

    I am glad to know that climate control is an important thing to look into when selecting a storage facility. I did not know that the temperature should usually be kept between 66 to 78 degrees. Location is another big thing to consider when finding self storage. A place that is convenient to access would be best.

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  4. Annika Larson
    May 18, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Soon I will be moving to a smaller apartment that doesn’t have as much space. I have been thinking of possibly placing some of our seasonal items in a self-storage unit. Thanks for sharing these benefits to help me decide if this is right for us. As you said, there are lots of different types of storage including climate controlled units that allow for your items to stay well preserved.

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  5. Scott Adams
    July 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    I like that your suggested finding a place that offers climate control. I have been looking for somewhere to put my art, because there isn’t enough room in my home anymore. I can see how a storage unit would benefit me, because the temperature would keep my paintings safe.

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  6. Rachel Lannister
    July 24, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Thank you for the interesting read. In it you mentioned that you should choose self storage because they are often climate controlled and that helps keep your items in great condition. I have a few items that I inherited from my father and don’t currently have room from them in my place and was wondering where I could store them. Knowing that these precious items would stay in great condition there would be great, as I want to keep these items for a long time as they were important to my family.

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  7. Kyle Wayne
    October 2, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    I like that you mention how it is safe to keep your belongings in a storage unit. My brother is looking to store away a piano and other things but wants to make sure they’ll be safe. I’ll be sure to talk to him about finding a reliable storage unit service that can help him with that.

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  8. Jeremy Thompson
    October 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    It’s good to know that self-storage is there to help one not be overwhelmed by the clutter or stress due to moving. I’ll be moving soon with my family and we have a lot of items. I’m glad I’ve read this article, so I know what to do now. I’ll be trying out this service. Thanks for the read!

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  9. Deb Pearl
    October 11, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I am moving soon, and I realized that I have a lot of stuff that I just don’t need and would like to store. That is really cool that there is climate controlled self storage for things like books and electronics. That would be really nice to have if was going to store anything like that. I will have to look into it and see if that is a good option! Thank you for the information!

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  10. Spencer Montgomery
    October 18, 2017 at 12:05 am

    I’m a hoarder, and my boyfriend has been asking me to do some decluttering. I think getting my self a self-storage unit would definitely help. I like the idea that it’s a place where I can hold my belongings due to lack of storage space without completely getting rid of it. I’ll definitely consider this. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Marc
    January 12, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks for mentioning how you can get climate controlled storage units in order to get the care your things need. It is important to remember that doing some research can help you find the best one for your needs and that can provide the security your items need. I can see how anyone looking into this would also want to take the time to compare several storage providers in order to find the best one for your needs.

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  12. Kylie Dotts
    January 15, 2018 at 11:03 am

    I like how you said that there are some storage units that are kept at 60-78 degrees. My mom just gave us a bunch of family heirlooms that we want to keep safe and protected. We don’t have enough room in our house, however, so we’ll probably need to rent somewhere to keep them. Climate controlled would be excellent!

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  13. Elsa Anderson
    February 12, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    I have been having issues as to where I could place my items for a short moment as we are moving quite soon. Your advice to try out a self-storage facility as it is a great way to keep things kept without being bothered by the clutter is something I will be sure to do. Having this aid will surely make things a lot easier for my upcoming move. Thanks!

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  14. Amanda Drew
    February 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    That’s really cool that you can get storage units that have temperatures around 60 to 78 degrees. I need to find somewhere to keep some instruments while I get my house renovated. They need to be kept at a certain temperature or else they’ll go out of tune. It sounds like it’d be a good idea to find a short-term storage facility for me to store them in.

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  15. Frank Delaware
    February 27, 2018 at 11:20 am

    My wife and I are thinking about getting a storage unit for our stuff, but we didn’t know how it would benefit us. I love that you say that climate control can keep the unit at the same temperature! It would be nice to know that the cold wouldn’t damage anything in the end.

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  16. Todd Stauffer
    March 1, 2018 at 10:08 am

    I like how you said that a climate controlled self-storage unit is normally kept at around seventy degrees. My wife’s mother just gave us a bunch of pictures and heirlooms and things to look after. We don’t have room at home, nor do we want to ruin them, so we’ll have to look at a self-storage unit and see if that would work.

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  17. Bethany Birchridge
    March 13, 2018 at 9:37 am

    I love that you mentioned that looking into climate controlled storage could be very beneficial. I love to read books, especially the hard copies. I think it’s great that there are storage options that will not only protect my books, but also import paper documents.

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  18. Millie Hue
    April 19, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Our house seems to be full of a lot of items that we rarely use, but we can’t seem to let go of these items nor sell them. It’s a great idea to get a storage unit since they specialize in keeping our items safe whether it be big or small. I appreciate you for sharing the advantages of having a unit to store our belongings safely. Thanks!

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  19. James Anderson
    April 23, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    It’s good to know that there is such a thing as a true climate controlled storage, wherein the room is kept at a consistent temperature depending on the time of the year. I want to have some of our other furniture kept in a storage for future use and at the same time to clear up some space. I’ll make sure to look for a self-storage service company that offers climate-controlled rooms for better storage of my stuff.

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  20. Gerty Gift
    May 1, 2018 at 10:31 am

    We have been discussing storing some things away for the summer, since a lot of it takes up so much space. I like that you mentioned that it can help us to not be overwhelmed or stressed about the clutter in our home. I think that this is something that I will be looking into more.

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  21. Aldrin
    June 25, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Thank you for the interesting read. In it you mentioned that you should choose self storage because they are often climate controlled and that helps keep your items in great condition. I have a few things that I inherited from my father and grandfather, and don’t currently have room from them in my place and was wondering where I could store them. Thanks for this great information!

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  22. Camille Devaux
    July 11, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    One of my old sorority sisters is trying to make a big move and needs some help. She has been talking about looking into self-storage to make this possible. It makes a lot of sense that you would use this type of storage since it is climate controlled which is a big plus.

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  23. Bernard Button
    July 25, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks for the information on self storage. I like how you said that there are a lot of different types of units to choose from. It’s great to know that there are climate controlled ones that we can store our wood furniture in.

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  24. Angela Waterford
    October 25, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    It’s great to know that I’ll be able to keep my things without feeling overwhelmed if I keep them in a self-storage unit. I think I’ll look for one since I’ll likely need to store my Halloween decorations after Halloween ends. My husband bought a lot of decorations for our house, and since I plan to reuse them again, storing them somewhere safe is a must.

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  25. Nelson Fogerty
    September 24, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    It’s interesting that you mention that renting a self-storage unit can help you reduce the amount of clutter in your home. I have a bunch of extra furniture and electronics taking up space in my apartment, so I’m thinking about renting a self-storage container to hold some of it for me. I’m going to look for a good self-storage business in my area that I can use.

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  26. Adam Golightly
    September 28, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    My cousin has been having a really hard time keeping everything in her home in order because she has so much stuff around the home. She has been thinking about getting a unit from a professional so that her home can be uncluttered and there isn’t a place to put anything. I liked what you said about how they can have independent storage because of their own air duct and have a constant temperature.

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  27. Chris Pederson
    September 28, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    I had no idea that there are true climate-controlled storage units that stay at constant 60-78 degrees. I have some heat-sensitive belongings that I need to put away for storage. I don’t want them to be ruined by the time I pull them out.

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  28. Levi Armstrong
    October 4, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    I like that you said that climate-controlled self-storage units are one of the most popular self-storage options because they keep your belongings at a consistent temperature so it wouldn’t get damaged. My husband and I are moving to another house soon, so we plan to rent a self-storage unit in the city. Perhaps it would be wise to rent a climate-controlled one to ensure our belongings would be in perfect condition while they’re stored temporarily. Thanks!

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  29. Kristofer Van Wagner
    October 6, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    I like that this post assured us that it is important to choose a proper storage facility when keeping our things. It makes sense because if the storage is wrong, it might damage our things. I will keep this tip in mind for future purposes.

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  30. Shaylee Packer
    October 23, 2020 at 8:26 am

    My parents are doing a remodel, and aren’t sure what to do with the furniture that is currently in that room. As you mentioned, this would be a good case to use a storage unit as the items will be protected until they can be moved back into the space. I will have to suggest this to my parents, and see what they think.

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  31. Eli Richardson
    December 22, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    It really helped when you said that one of the benefits of using a self-storage facility is that they’re a great place to keep your belongings safe. If you don’t have more space, it’s a great option. Recently, I thought about how to put away some old family furniture, without completely getting rid of it. Because I might need it in the future, I think this will be a good way to keep it intact and safe.

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  32. Jonathan Hansen
    December 28, 2020 at 10:48 am

    It’s cool that you point out that renting a self-storage unit can help you decrease the amount of clutter in your home. My apartment is very cluttered with unused items, so I’m considering renting a self-storage unit for some of them. I’m going to search for a good self-storage business in my area to use.

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  33. Chris Pederson
    December 29, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    I’m glad to see that climate-controlled storage units are kept between 60 to 78 degrees. I’d love to get some for some of my belongings. They are heat sensitive so I need a place that will keep them cool.

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  34. Shaylee Packer
    January 26, 2021 at 8:35 am

    It was mentioned that a storage unit is a good idea to be able to keep things, but not get overwhelmed by clutter. My sister is working on renovating her dining room and would like a safe place to put all her furniture and fine china. I will have to ask her if she has thought about getting a storage unit until the work is complete.

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  35. Tex Hooper
    January 26, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    I wish I had climate-controlled storage for my shirts. I need a unit that can hold all of my winter clothes. I’ll have to find a place that is close to my house.

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  36. Harvey R. Lopez
    March 23, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Wow! It’s amazing this article gives us so much information about self-storage and the types of self-storage. Now I know what kind of services I shall hire in the future. Thanks.

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  37. Zoe Campos
    May 3, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    It’s good to know that we can take advantage of self-storage units during the moving process. As you mentioned, I’m worried about the possible clutter and it might be hard to organize them all at once. The relocation will probably be easier if I can find a self-storage facility where I can leave my stuff temporarily.

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  38. Chance Cook
    June 29, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    It’s good to know that I should store items from my garage in a non-temperature-controlled unit. That would save me a ton of time picking through my belongings. Then I could store my cars in the garage while I work on them.

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