There will be times in life that you feel constrained at home because of the sheer amount of items inside, and you need to “breathe” or “detox.” As an article on the Apartment Therapy site states:

Over the years we’ve been tenants in several storage units, because sometimes you just need more space. There’s lots of reasons to rent one, but there’s also lots of tips and tricks to pick up along the way that they don’t mention at the front desk when you sign up! Here’s a few things we’ve learned in our adventures of paid storage, all of which we wish we would have known beforehand …

Keeping your items off the floor is almost essential. It might sound silly, but before renting your unit, there’s no way to promise that the melting snow won’t come under the door, or the adjacent unit won’t have a spill that soaks its way into your heirloom sofa.

Storage space is as important to Brooklyn residents as it is to other Americans. Over the years, the borough has become a go-to place for people seeking to unwind from the daily grind of life in Manhattan. Residents-to-be and transients needed places to hide some items and belongings that would clutter their modest shelters.

Companies offering services for storage in Brooklyn like Gibraltar Self Storage can help residents organize their belongings, but the storage renters need to do a few things. The article mentions that labeling is important when going for rented storage, to facilitate finding specific items in case you need them. Furniture and other huge items such as couches must be covered, preferably in individual plastic wrap to keep dust and bugs away.

A reputable Brooklyn self storage service has climate-controlled units ready to be used, which are essential when valuables are included in your stowed packages. The article identifies old photos, vinyl records, and electronic devices among those that can potentially deteriorate if not kept in a proper environment.

There’s nothing wrong with keeping stuff out of sight when you don’t really need them. Self-storage services can help you store your things and prevent you from hoarding.

(From: 8 Tips for Using Rental Storage Units, Apartment Therapy)