According to industry statistics, in 2015 9.5% of US households rented a storage unit. People rent storage units to keep all types of items when they don’t live in a home with adequate storage. Some of the items are seasonal like holiday decorations, seasonal linens, or ski equipment. Some of the items are used sporadically like suitcases or camping paraphernalia.
And then there are things that end up in storage never to be looked at again. That was the case with the storage unit pictured here. A few years ago, my client, a newly widowed elderly woman moved from her apartment into assisted living. She and her husband had a small storage unit while he was alive. When the time came to move she wasn’t able to think about sorting through their possessions and discarding things that she wouldn’t have room for or didn’t need in her new location. She took with her anything that was of value and rented a larger storage unit for everything else refusing to discard anything at all.