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Downsizing After Divorce in Kamloops? A Mini Storage Unit Can Help

If you live in Kamloops and are going through a separation or divorce, you’ll likely be faced with moving. While we won’t suggest that Kamloops storage units will make divorce easier, the practicality of mini storage is indispensable during this stressful time. Frequently, after divorce, both men and women move into smaller homes.

For many people, this means downsizing dramatically. You may have to move from the house or apartment you shared with your spouse, to a smaller apartment or temporary accommodations while you make plans for a more permanent and suitable new home.

How Kamloops Storage Units Reduce Stress

For couples going through separation or divorce, storage units provide the following:

  • Free up space in your new (likely smaller) home or apartment.
  • Alleviate the pressure of being forced to make decisions about belongings. You can move them to mini storage and decide what to do with them later.
  • Keep you organized, prepared to move, and reduce moving costs. After your separation, you may move more than once. Moving seasonal and non-essential items into a Kamloops storage unit will help make future moves smoother and ensure that when you do move, you only move what’s necessary.

Moving and Storage Tips for the Newly Separated or Divorced

Newly divorced men and women may have to move a few times until they settle in to the new chapter of their lives. That means being prepared and being mobile. The following are a few tips that can help.

  1. Before the move: recycle, give away, sell, throw out or store
    Like any couple whohave lived together for some time, you’ve probably accumulated a lot of “things”. Some will have sentimental value and/or monetary value, other belongings will be those you could live without and don’t want to be moving, storing or taking up space you don’t have in your new home. Take this opportunity to sort through belongings and identify those that can be recycled, given away, sold, thrown out, or stored. Doing this will not only save you the hassle of moving the items, it will also save you some moving and mini storage
  2. Pack light at first. Store the rest.
    It may be tempting to keep all that you own with you, moving it from place to place when needed, but it’s impractical and expensive. It may be more practical, in this time of transition and uncertainty, to move only the essentials and store the rest in a secure storage unit.
  3. Investigate several Kamloops mini storage companies
    Be patient when shopping for storage units. Not all storage companies are created equally. While competitive pricing is important, you’ll also want to see if the company offers a variety of storage unit sizes, has ample security measures in place, and is climate controlled so your belongings are safe from extremes of temperature and humidity.Valleyview Mini Storage in Kamloops has many sizes of storage units to choose from, is secure, video monitored and climate controlled.
  4. Use Plenty of Packing Supplies
    Purchase moving boxes and packing supplies like bubble wrap, packing tape, labels and/or felt pens. Make lists of box contents or write the contents on the outside of the box. Move seldom needed items to the back of the storage unit and more frequently needed items toward the front.

Going Through Divorce and Need a Kamloops Storage Unit?

If you’re going through divorce or separation, let the professionals at Valleyview Mini Storage in Kamloops recommend a storage unit suitable for your needs. Contact us about storage unit pricing or if you have any questions. We’re happy to help!

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