More Self Storage Facilities Being Built For Hoarders Like Me

Self-storage through became my option when I decided to downsize the home after the kids have left the nest in order to cut down costs. I never realized that I have accumulated so many personal belongings. After sorting through our things at the attic, I found out that there are so many items that will not fit in the new home. I have grown attached to some of the mementos over the course of our life and I needed to put them in a self-storage facility because I can’t bear the thought of giving them away.

I know that I am guilty of hoarding but that is not surprising considering that so many homeowners have been documented for their hording tendencies. What is astonishing is the sheer amount of belongings that I have collected over the years. Some of the stuff was in the garage while other items were stored in the attic. The kids also have a bunch of stuff that they have treasured and I believe they want some of their things preserved and not given away to people who do not understand the memories attached to every item.

Some of my neighbors were suggesting that I sell some of the items but unless the things are in high demand, I don’t expect to make big bucks from it. Not all people are interested on second-hand items particularly the younger generation who have an entirely different idea when it comes to bric-a-bracs.

The only acceptable option is to rent a self-storage unit for short term until I have decided on a better solution. Besides that, I still have to wait for the kids to decide whether they still want to keep some of the items from their childhood. Many people will think that most of the items do not have value because they do not understand a memory that does not provide value to someone else.

A lot of self-storage facilities are available in our area and I have heard news that they are building more. After all I am not the only one who loves to hoard. Everybody else does but they try to make it fit in the garage.