Storage rentals come in handy in a number of scenarios — maybe you’re getting ready for a big move, you’re about to leave on a three-month service trip, or you just need some extra storage space at home. Renting a storage unit is a wise move for many people, as it makes life transitions easier and frees up space where you are currently. However, many people wait until the clutter in their home or apartment gets too overwhelming before they start to consider storage units for rent. This doesn’t have to be the case!

At Fountain Lakes Storage, we offer affordable storage units in a range of different sizes, including small storage units, medium-sized storage units, and large storage units that can fit just about anything you can imagine. Our storage unit prices are competitive, and we lease out our storage rentals on a monthly basis with no long-term contracts or security deposits. If you are looking for a cheap storage unit but don’t want to sacrifice quality and security, we’re the storage facility for you. Reserve a self-storage unit online at our climate-controlled storage facility in St. Charles, or keep reading for a few signs it might be time to rent a storage unit.

You Have Lots Of Items Without A Permanent Home

If you’re like most people, you have lots of miscellaneous things floating around your home. Outdated technology, unused exercise equipment, old clothing, and crafts your children made in grade school have probably accumulated in your storage room, making it harder to find things you really need. Maybe the clutter has spilled into your spare bedroom, making your house feel smaller than it actually is, not to mention that you won’t have anywhere to house guests when they visit from out of town. If this sounds like you, take a moment to look around your house and see how many items have been strewn about, never finding a permanent home. If you’ve got lots of stuff sitting around that you aren’t quite ready to part with, it may be time to reclaim your space and rent a self-storage unit.

You Can’t Park In Your Garage

Your garage is made for parking, not storing odds and ends that never get used. If you can’t park in your garage, there’s an obvious problem that needs to be addressed. Perhaps you’ve got your kids’ sports equipment lying around or your gardening tools have taken over, leaving you with little to no space to protect your car from the elements. Before you have a garage sale and get rid of everything in your garage, sit down and sort your belongings into three separate piles: keep, sell/donate, and store. Only keep the things you know you’ll use regularly, and put other must-have items, like holiday decorations, pool toys, and ski gear, in a storage rental until you need them. Once you’ve decided what you want to keep, store, and get rid of, it’s time to have a yard sale!

You Can Never Find What You Need

There’s nothing more frustrating than looking for something you know you have lying around but not being able to find it. Maybe you’re digging out a half-finished art project and can’t remember where you put your craft supplies, or you’ve searched high and low for your Halloween decorations that are nowhere to be found. If you always seem to find yourself wading through clutter to find misplaced objects, it’s time to cut to the chase and get organized. Toss out what you no longer need, and make better use of your space by investing in storage solutions from Target or IKEA. Then, if you have remaining items that still don’t have somewhere they belong, rent a storage unit so you know where they are at all times.

Your Home Feels Small & Crowded

Large houses are great — you’ve got plenty of space to design and decorate until your living space feels like home. However, the downside of having more space is that this often leads to the accumulation of clutter. If you are fortunate to have a large house with several spare bedrooms, try not to let these rooms become overflow storage for things you don’t need. This will make your space feel small and crowded, and trust us, the last thing you want is to feel claustrophobic in your own home. So, if you’re ready to convert those spare bedrooms from a dump to a home office or quaint guest room, kick the trash to the curb and store the rest at a secure storage facility you trust.

Reserve An Affordable Storage Rental In St. Charles

Ready to start decluttering your home and find a place for all the things that have been piling up in your storage room, spare bedroom, and garage? View our available storage units online at Fountain Lakes Storage, and contact us today to take a tour of our indoor storage facility. We’d be happy to show you our storage unit sizes and business center as well as discuss our storage unit costs.