Self Storage for Retirees
One of self-storage’s advantages is that they can help you through many different phases of life, whether it is moving to college, getting ready to retire or moving into a smaller home. Retirement is a big step in life, and the adjusting period can sometimes be difficult. One way to make things easier is by getting a self-storage unit. Here are some of the many ways how self-storage can help you through your golden years:

1. De-Clutter

Like many seniors, you may find yourself staring at a lifetime of accumulated items and since retirement is approaching, you may finally have the time to de-clutter. Of course, these things are a collection of your adventures and memories throughout your life and it is not as easy disposing of unwanted items.

Some items may carry sentimental value or could be used as hand me downs to the later generations. Either way, sentimentality and family value are some of the things you have to consider before throwing out items. Photo albums, books, journals and documents have importance and should not be thrown away but be used by the next generation.

No matter how significant these items may be, it may not be a good idea to bring everything to the retirement home or to a smaller house. As these things take up a lot of space and are not to be used immediately, you may use a storage unit to store these valuable items. By hiring one, you not only keep these valuables safe but you also create more space in your home.

2. Downsize

When you are about to retire, living in a big house may not seem like a good idea and may seem unnecessary. Just thinking about those multiple floors make you uncomfortable. Many seniors choose to downsize to a single-floored bungalow for an easier living situation.

Upon downsizing, many people think that getting rid of the furniture is the main priority. However, for seniors, throwing furniture away is not always the best option as certain items may be valuable. One thing that you can do is to store them in a self-storage unit so that when the time comes the children or grandchildren can have the option to use the items.

3. Travelling

Once you retire, you have all the time in the world to have fun! If you are worried about where to keep valuables during long travel periods, then hire a storage unit. Most storage units have 24/7 security and a climate-controlled environment.

4. Hobby Room

Now that you have the time to pick up a new hobby or learn a new skill, you may be thinking of having a private space where you can do these things. An old bedroom can be a perfect area for recreation where you can be dedicated with your craft without anyone bothering you. Store the old furniture of the bedroom in a storage unit so you can recreate the room to a personal studio.

We understand that starting a new chapter in your life can be stressful and sometimes difficult. That is why we are committed to helping you eliminate some of the stress. Entrust your valuables to storage experts Kent Space.

If you are approaching retirement and planning to get a self-storage unit, Kent Space offers flexible, secure and affordable storage solutions in the Kent region. Our storage is easily accessible, with sites in Chatham and Ashford, and our prices are the best around ensuring that limited budgets of students are met. Kent Space also offer special deals exclusively for students who need to have self-storage for a long period of time. If you are in retirement or about to start your retirement and require storage, simply get in touch with our friendly team by contacting us on 01634 673 307 or by sending us an email at