There are numerous ways in which a person can save their money rather than paying hundreds to thousands of dollars on storage units. You know the situation, your significant other just left you with the duty of racking your brains on how to solve the perfect solution is of “couple-consumerism.” Oh, never to forget those years, ensure it is millennia of memories just waiting to be sorted and sifted through, and/or your son/daughter, just left for that four year university leaving all their junk, everywhere. Regardless of the excuse I’ve seen marriages break, countless arguments from the life varieties of the significant others, rather than to mention being truly a problem-solver for couples. I’ve talked to hundreds of customers before 15 years as a finish carpenter, on trying to figure out ways to improve the look of houses, but additionally on racking your brains on how exactly to store everyone’s stuff and ensure it is look appealing to the eye.
The common occurrence
Generally in most situations either the spouse has found themselves in the predicament that they have married the pack rat, attempting to get either rid of their junk or, simple create a situation where it really is stored away behind a wall, and closed off, essentially creating more insulation for the house/garage. Ideally though, the answer is best sought never to purchase any more stuff. But being that simple solution of getting a dump truck and loading it around be hauled away isn’t the best sought solution, and can work wonders on damaging an already sore state-of-affairs.
On a side note: My pal had all sorts of cars in front of his house, most of them junk cars. They owned seven of the cars, and only two worked! Two were being worked on in the garage, where you couldn’t even work in the garage, and the others were on the road. Well it just so happened that certain day he left work, his wife got up unusually early, so when he returned to work, all 5 vehicles were sold, and their sixteen year old son had a brand spanking new truck. I’ve never seen my friend breakdown in tears like I did so that day, and the language. Only slang linguists would have been amazed at his vernacular. The story ended that day, and my pal ended up going to therapy.
The alternative solutions
When all is said and done you can find different alternatives to repairing an already damaged situation. The examples organized are from priciest to least.
There are various companies that will offer the space necessary for your entire stuff. If you want a warehouse, then you should think about Ebay, seriously.
Public Storage, Usstoragesearch.com, Located through the entire contiguous USA carry various size units. Some of these companies will ask you for $1 for the initial month, and according to the space $60-300, thereafter. Many of these units are climate controlled, and varying upon the insurance associated with it they can charge an extra $10 to 100 dollars. Drywall alternatives for garage A word of caution: pay your bill with this one. Defaulting in a situation like this could result in an auction of one’s stuff. This example happened to Paris Hilton. Her manager didn’t pay the bill, and she finished up needing to reimburse the storage company, and paying the auctioneer an undisclosed sum of money legal battle pending (Just what a kill joy!)
Portable Storage Unit:
A new trend that is going around, that I have already been seeing lately is the company drops off a portable secure self-storage unit, and when all of your stuff is stored away. You call the company up, unless they have already provided for you a romantic date of pick-up. All your crap is currently safe, secure, and in a warehouse awaiting transportation. Pods, 1-800Pack-rat; the best just because of the name, Door-to-Door are simply some of the very mass marketed names that will help you in your search.
Create a room
An expensive solution that may ensure all your stuff is secure, is to create a room above your garage. This only applies to those individuals who have the area, and is determined by just how much they will in a position to support on their joists in their garage. This work will most likely be sub-contracted out through a general contractor, and based on how great the contractor is, will regulate how well the work will be done on the reinforcement of the structure of the house, beams, joists that require to be added, permits, CC&R regulations of the housing development, drywall,…blah, blah, blah, yaddi, yaddi yadda. When all is said and done, and if your contractor didn’t convince you that you need some extras, could cost between, 2-12,000 dollars. Do not get me wrong though, I have heard contractors charging more. With respect to the contract, most contractors charge 3-4 times the price of materials, or charge 10-15% above and beyond what the subcontractor must charge you, to cover their assets. You can research your contractor at your neighborhood contractors state board, and when you are in California the Contractor State License Board- CSLB.
One way to ensure that all your stuff is going to be safe and sound, and an excellent option to storing your stuff off sight is, Garage Cabinetry. There are numerous inexpensive realms in this area of the business, and depending on who’s suffering in this economy most 2x4x8 (Length x Width x Height) cabinets choose $300.00, that is if they’re built right, and strong enough to take care of the abuse within the confines of a garage. Most Cabinet set-ups run between $120-6000.00, maybe a little more when you are getting a designer garage. You won’t only make all the stuff that you had on to the floor make it look pretty, stored away, but allow you to drive you car in to the garage.