Occasionally the need arises for an extended leave of absence from your home or apartment. Maybe you are taking a long-term assignment for your job in another state or country. Or maybe, if you’re lucky, and have a nomadic streak, you have decided to take a year off and travel the world. Either way, you are going to have to do something with all your stuff.
There are a lot of things to consider in this situation:
- Are you going to sell your home or give up your apartment?
- If not, then, are you going to rent or sublet your home?
- If so, are you going to rent it furnished or unfurnished?
- If the renters have their own furniture, what are you going to do with yours?
- And even if you rent it furnished, what are you going to do with all your stuff?
Of course, you might have some accommodating family members with a big garage. But most garages are not climate controlled and pest-free. And if six months turns into a year, there can be hard feelings. The Barefoot Nomad is an interesting blog that tackles this topic from the viewpoint of bloggers who travel the world with their children.
Obviously, renting a storage unit is an affordable and convenient solution to this dilemma. Not only can you select a climate-controlled unit, you may also be able to store your vehicle at the same location (see our previous post on vehicle storage).
Long-term travel can present opportunities and challenges. An advantage to renting a storage unit from Dollar are our month-to-month leases – you have the flexibility to stay longer (or return early) if your original plan changes for some reason. (Click here to see all our locations.)
Don’t let your stuff weigh you down and cause you to miss out on a great opportunity for travel or career growth – our clean, safe and secure storage units are standing by!