Starting a Family: Moments in Life When You Need Storage Units
There’s nothing more exciting than having your first child. It’s the start of a whole new chapter in your life. One full of reading story books aloud, posting milestones on social media and seeing the world through the eyes of someone who’s seeing everything for the first time. But bringing a baby home also means making room for his or her needs, and this is where storage units can really come in handy.
Our team at Hollywood Storage Center of Thousand Oaks works with many parents, finding them the right-sized space to store all of their non-essentials in order to move a crib, changing table, rocking chair and a never ending supply of educational and developmental toys into their once adult-centered homes. According to our friendly storage consultants, they’d group the moments in young parents’ lives when they need storage into three main categories: decorating a nursery, creating a child-safe home and offering lots and lots of indoor fun.
Oftentimes expectant parents are young, just getting started and living in smaller homes. This is particularly true in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Westlake Village…in fact, pretty much all of the neighborhoods that surround Newbury Park. We all know California’s cost of housing isn’t cheap! So, the likelihood is, what will become the nursery, is currently filled with an extra bed and dresser, or office furniture and file cabinets. There’s no doubt that you can’t fit everything you have now, and everything you need for the baby, in one room. And, giving away the items you own when there’s a good chance you’ll upsize in the future and have room for those things isn’t necessarily what you want to do.
So, says our team, they know what’s going through the minds of the husband and his wife (typically in her second or third trimester) who wander into the Hollywood Storage Center lobby. This couple is working on making a warm, welcoming, and non-cluttered space for the new addition to their family.
Non Child-Friendly Items
Before children, that glass-topped coffee table and that large, porcelain freestanding vase seemed like good ideas and really fit in with your home’s décor. But, particularly when your baby begins crawling, then cruising and then stumbling around the house, some of these items become a danger to baby and baby becomes a danger to some of these items.
However, it’s not necessary to give up the home décor items you love because time will fly by and, before you know it, your child will have grown to a point where the items aren’t a concern any longer. But for now, storage units will keep your items in perfect condition while you provide a safer environment for your child.
Temporary Play Land
One of our storage consultants relayed a story about a friend of hers who had twin girls. When the twins were about four years old, the parents felt they were living in a sea of toys. So, they bought a bigger house with an area they could dedicate to the growing toy collection. But just a few years later, those big toys were gone and they longed for their smaller home (with a smaller mortgage) because they no longer needed or used all the space in their larger home.
Storage units can come in handy when parents are in this sort of situation. Giving up your office or extra bedroom by storing your furniture, and allowing the space to be used as a temporary play area is an option that makes sense.
Whether you’re just starting a family or are in any of the many moments in life when storage units can make things easier for you, the team at Hollywood Storage Center is here to help you with your self-storage needs. And, with storage units in more than 50 sizes, we’ll have the perfect space for you, regardless of how little or how much you need to store – all at the Lowest Price – Guaranteed.