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Storage Solutions for Important Documents

My husband and I are complete opposites. While I’m extremely organized, my spouse isn’t. He regularly scatters important documents such as credit card statements, car insurance bills, and pay stubs around our home. Because I worry about losing important papers, I’m constantly developing smart storage solutions for our documents. I keep some of our papers in a safe. I keep other items in a handy storage folder complete with tabs. I’ve labeled some of the tabs with the types of mail my husband and I receive regularly such as bills, retirement information, healthcare documentation, and sales papers. Another great option for storing mountains of paperwork is a rented storage unit. By housing important documentation in this type of storage facility, you can keep it out of your home. On this blog, I hope you will discover some ingenious ways to store your pertinent documents.

Storage Solutions for Important Documents

What To Do With Your Stuff During An Internship

Alicia Rodriguez

You've found the perfect internship that matches your career interests. The only problem is that it's in a different city. What should you do with your stuff while you're gone? Here are some options. 

Sublet Your Apartment Furnished

The first option is to keep your current lease and let someone else stay in the apartment furnished. Of course, you'll want to store your valuable items in a locked closet or a small storage unit while you're gone. But this arrangement can save you from the effort of packing up your knick knacks and calling a mover to get rid of your furniture. It can get tricky when your landlord doesn't agree to let you sublet; many leases have a clause that states all tenants must be approved by the landlord and sign a direct agreement with the landlord first. 

Have a Friend Store Your Stuff

Another option is to have your friend store your stuff in a spare closet or in the garage. Since this can be a big imposition, you might want to offer upfront to pay your friend to store the stuff. That way, it feels less like taking advantage and more like a transaction that benefits both parties, even if your friend mostly agrees in order to help you out. 

Rent a Self-Storage Unit

Self storage can be surprisingly affordable, especially if you rent a unit for several months on contract. A storage facility like Chestnut Mill Storage might negotiate with you on some pretty favorable terms, such as giving you a month free or offering free packing supplies to keep your items safe while you're away at your internship. Storage units can vary in quality, so make sure that you visit in person to check out the facility. Look for a climate control self storage facility with a good number of surveillance cameras with active security guards as well as great general upkeep and cleanliness.

Short-Term Move

Finally, there are some reasons to consider moving your stuff along with you. First of all, it can make the transition easier for you. You won't have to look for room furnishings along with an apartment itself. And having your familiar items can help you adjust to life where you don't know many people and aren't yet familiar with the city. And finally, you may discover that you love your new city and want to stay after your internship. In tat case, you'll already have all of your stuff with you.