Cohabiting and how self‐storage can benefit you!

Student - boxesWith the increase in costs of living, we know living alone is not always a viable option and many people are choosing to cohabit with their loved ones to lower their living costs. Perhaps you are retiring, newly married or moving back home after college? Downsizing or cohabiting means you’re going to have a few extra belongings that you might not have space for. Take the opportunity to sort through your home or dorm room and do a spring clean, anything you still require, but just not at the moment, can be safely stored at a self-storage facility. As the most reputable and largest self-storage facility in KZN we have self-storage facilities conveniently located in Waterfall/Hillcrest; Central Durban and in Mount Edgecombe. We have a facility and a solution for you, whatever your reason is for cohabiting.

• 1200 clean and secure lockable self-storage units that are private and allow you to keep the key
• 24 hour access to your belongings
• Secure and armed response
• 3,5 square metre secure electric fence
• Shade cloth parking for boats, caravans and vehicles
• Convenient monthly leases with competitive rates
• Modern, secure, water proof and clean environment
• Easy debit orders and,
• 5/6 different unit sizes (be sure to make use of our space estimator to calculate the amount of space you may need.)

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Cohabiting with family can be a challenge and a burden on relationships so make sure that you are not living in clutter, as this will only cause more tension at home. Have open discussions with your family members or new spouse about whose furniture and crockery will be used and instead of donating or throwing extra items away, make a plan to store them.

For many elderly couples, moving into a granny flat or retirement residence, means downsizing a whole house into a much smaller space. Retiring and moving home are two of the biggest stress factors that elderly people face and there is often a sense of nostalgia involved. If you have parents who are in this situation, try to be compassionate during this time especially when helping them clear out their home. There might be some items that carry some value to them, be it sentimental or materialistic and perhaps this could be kept in self-storage until they feel ready to part ways with their goods.

The staff at Stortown can provide some guidance on what storage unit will work for you or your family member, if you are assisting parents or children with downsizing. Give us a call or just fill out our online enquiry form and book your storage unit with us today.

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