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Storage Wars?

Typically, in California and Texas, after 3 months of non payment on a public storage rental, the contents can be sold at auction. Different states have different rules, but it does not change the dilemma. Someone lost their stuff. I am sure this is a little embarrassing to the former owners of the contents, and even more so if it ends up on the A&E series Storage Wars which started in California but has now extended it’s reach to Texas and New York.

The show has gained critical acclaim, and critical disdain, which taken together seem to define a hit. The fact is that it is strangely, almost morbidly entertaining and, yet, painful to watch. I suppose that is what folks want to see, so I suppose that makes for what is now defined as good entertainment.

I have tried to watch, but just can’t get through the whole thing beginning to end at one setting. It is sort of like watching someone in pain. I know that it’s a reality, I just can’t avoid the mental symbolism of video vultures descending on the carcass of someones life story turned tragedy. The problem is not the show itself, or the concept of making money from found or bought treasure, it is the back story, whether told or untold that is the problem for me. It is just too painful, and unnecessary.

Storage war solutions

Yes, it is unneccessary. There is a simple solution to storage issues and losses due to not being able to pay the rent. Are you ready for this? Don’t rent storage space! It is that simple. Buy your own storage space instead and the problem will never come up.

Storage sheds are relatively inexpensive, and even if you have to buy your storage space by using a lease purchase agreement (which costs about the same as self storage rental) you will still be ahead because you are in effect, paying it out as you would a bank loan, and before to long, you will own your own storage space and not have to pay another cent.

Don’t see your possessions in syndication

Just imagine the thousands of dollars wasted on public storage before the cast and crew of “Storage Wars” ever arrives on site to view the remains. The owner never received any benefit from the contents, and probably spent more money than the contents were worth just to keep it, only to see it being carted away on TV. That is probably a little more public than they expected when renting public storage. Don’t let this happen to you! You don’t want to someday turn on the tube and see your prized possessions auctioned in syndication!

If your shed is running out of space you might consider renting extra storage units. They are an affordable and convenient short- or long-term storage solution.

Top 20 Reasons To Buy A Shed

Some reasons why you might want, or even need a shed:

  1. To stop paying self storage fees
  2. To store tools
  3. To store equipment
  4. To use as a garden shed or potting shed
  5. Living quarters
  6. Get rid of clutter in your home
  7. Get rid of clutter in your yard
  8. To get rid of the stress caused by the clutter in your home and yard
  9. To store documents from your home office
  10. Create a home office
  11. Create a home gym
  12. Create a play room for kids
  13. Create a game room for yourself
  14. To create a game room for your kids
  15. Create a man cave
  16. Create a media room
  17. Create a work shop
  18. Create a craft room
  19. Create a guest room
  20. To clean out the garage so you can park your car or do any of the other things listed above in the garage.

According to our survey information, number 20 is actually the top reason for buying a shed.

Your top 20 may be different, so feel free to share your your thoughts in our comment section.

Outdoor Storage Sheds

Indoor Storage

Let’s face it, a lot of us store a lot of things inside our homes that would probably be a lot better stored elsewhere. Our garages are full of things other than our automobiles, our closets are full, and that little room under the stairs is full. I am willing to bet, that if you have a food pantry, it is probably stuffed with more appliances than food!

First of all, let me say that I am not opposed to having a lot of gadgets, it is the positive but cluttering result of good old capitalism, and there is nothing wrong with that!

All of those things cluttering up the indoors of your home, they comprise what we might call “indoor storage”.

Indoor Storage Vs. Outdoor Storage

For the reasons stated above, we need outdoor storage. The clutter becomes a problem inside the home. This is why:

  • It is a frustration when we need to reach something that is piled under a closet full of electronics.
  • It can be dangerous as a trip hazard, or if piled high enough, as a falling object hazard.
  • It creates an environment conducive to unwanted guests from the outdoors who use it for cover.
  • It creates a sense of disorder.
  • It has a negative impact on our emotional state.

Outdoor Storage Sheds

Indoor storage can be a problem, but what do you do with all those gadgets with which you just can’t part? That’s where outdoor storage comes in. Storage buildings offer an answer to your indoor storage problem. Storage sheds can give you emotional and physical relief from the “clutter monster” living in your closet by providing a place within a few steps from the home to help with your organization difficulties.

Outdoor storage sheds give you an opportunity to keep things near, without having them too close. They give you the tool that you need to organize your home. These storage buildings add a measure of safety in your life, and might just be able to help you park in your garage again!

Do I Need A Shed?

Sheds have an important place in modern suburban and rural life, but, you ask:

Do I need a storage shed?

Let me start off by saying yes, you need a storage shed! At least you need one if you have any of these issues:

You are renting storage space from a public storage facility.

This is about the best reason I can imagine for buying a storage shed. If you are paying monthly fees to someone else to keep your stuff, there is a pretty good chance that those monthly fees would pay for a shed with the same amount of space for a years worth of fees.

Your garage is so full that you can’t get your car inside.

Most people use their garages to store the things they don’t need immediately, but can’t part with. If you have trouble parking in your garage, you need a storage building.

Your home business home office has become to large for your home.

Moving your home office, or at least some of those boxes of files stacked in your bedroom into a utility building is a great option.

You have children.

Your teens are taking control of almost every screen in the home for wii. Your preteens are immersed in Hannah Montana. Creating a family game room or television room a few steps from your home could be a wonderful way of maintaining your sanity.

You do your own lawn, garden and landscape care.

Tools and equipment need safe secure storage out of the weather if you plan to keep them around, and in good working order. Even if you use your garage to store such things, it is a good idea to store fuel and pesticides in a location away from your home for safety reasons. If you are an avid gardener, you probably need a potting shed, or at least a garden shed to store fertilizer and gardening materials.

Your health.

If you have little space for exercising and exercise equipment inside your home, and are tired of paying those expensive gym fees, you need a home gym. If your exercise equipment is stored in your garage, or has stuff stacked on top of it in your bedroom, a storage building can become a home gymnasium with a minimum of work, or you can move the other stuff out of the garage and into a shed to make room for setting upt the exercise equipment in your garage.

You have a clutter problem.

If you have piles and stacks of gadgets and gizmos in corners and in closets throughout your home that you can’t bare to throw away, give away, or garage sale away, you need a storage shed to store it away.

There are hundreds of other reasons, the few listed here cover most homeowners. The fact is, that almost everyone in the United States could use a little more storage space for something, if nothing else, just to get rid of the stress caused by clutter.

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