There are numerous ways in which an individual can save their money instead of paying hundreds to thousands of dollars on storage units. You understand the situation, your spouse just left you with the duty of racking your brains on how to solve the solution of “couple-consumerism.” Oh, not to forget those years, make it millennia of memories just waiting to be sorted and sifted through, and/or your son/daughter, just left for that four year university leaving almost all their junk, everywhere. Regardless of the excuse I’ve seen marriages break, countless arguments from the life span varieties of the significant others, and not to mention being a problem-solver for couples. I have talked to a huge selection of customers before 15 years as a finish carpenter, on racking your brains on ways to enhance the look of houses, but additionally on racking your brains on how exactly to store everyone’s stuff and ensure it is look appealing to the eye.

The common occurrence

In most situations either the husband or wife has found themselves in the predicament they have married the pack rat, attempting to get either rid of their junk or, simple create a situation where it is stored away behind a wall, and closed off, essentially creating more insulation for the house/garage. Ideally though, the perfect solution is is best sought never to purchase any more stuff. But being that easy solution to getting a dump truck and loading it up to be hauled away isn’t the best sought solution, and will work wonders on damaging an already sore state-of-affairs.

On a side note: My pal had a variety of cars in front of his house, many of them junk cars. They owned seven of the cars, and only two worked! Two were being done in the garage, by which you couldn’t even work in the garage, and the others were on the street. Well it just so happened that certain day he left work, his wife got up unusually early, and when he came back to work, all 5 vehicles were sold, and their sixteen year old son had a brandname spanking new truck. I’ve never seen my friend breakdown in tears like I did that day, and the language. Only slang linguists could have been amazed at his vernacular. The story ended that day, and my friend ended up likely to therapy.

The alternative solutions

When all is said and done you can find different alternatives to repairing an already damaged situation. The examples organized are from most expensive to least.

Storage unit:

There are various companies that will provide you with the space necessary for your entire stuff. If you want a warehouse, then you should think about Ebay, seriously.

Public Storage,, Located through the entire contiguous USA carry various size units. Many of these companies will ask you for $1 for the first month, and depending on the space $60-300, thereafter. Some of these units are climate controlled, and varying upon the insurance connected with it they can charge an extra $10 to 100 dollars. A word of caution: pay your bill on this one. Defaulting in a situation like this you could end up an auction of your stuff. This situation happened to Paris Hilton. Her manager didn’t pay the bill, and she ended up needing to reimburse the storage company, and paying the auctioneer an undisclosed sum of money legal battle pending (Just what a kill joy!)

Portable Storage Unit:

A new trend that is going around, that I have already been seeing lately is the company drops off a portable secure self-storage unit, and when all your stuff is stored away. You call the company up, unless they have already provided for you a romantic date of pick-up. All of your crap is now safe, secure, and in a warehouse awaiting transportation. Pods, 1-800Pack-rat; the best just because of the name, Drywall alternatives for garage Door-to-Door are simply a few of the very mass marketed names that will help you in your search.

Create a room

An expensive solution which will ensure all your stuff is safe and sound, is to develop a room above your garage. This only applies to those individuals who have the area, and is determined by how much they will able to support on their joists in their garage. This work will likely be sub-contracted out by way of a general contractor, and depending on how great the contractor is, will regulate how well the work will be done on the reinforcement of the structure of the house, beams, joists that require to be added, permits, CC&R regulations of the housing development, drywall,…blah, blah, blah, yaddi, yaddi yadda. When all is said and done, and if your contractor didn’t convince you that you need some extras, may cost between, 2-12,000 dollars. Do not get me wrong though, I’ve heard contractors charging more. According to the contract, most contractors charge 3-4 times the expense of materials, or charge 10-15% far beyond what the subcontractor must charge you, to cover their assets. It is possible to research your contractor at your local contractors state board, and when you are in California the Contractor State License Board- CSLB.

Garage Cabinetry

One way to ensure that all your stuff will probably be safe and sound, and an excellent alternative to storing your stuff off sight is, Garage Cabinetry. There are many inexpensive realms in this section of the business, and depending on who is suffering in this economy most 2x4x8 (Length x Width x Height) cabinets go for $300.00, that is if they are built right, and strong enough to take care of the abuse within the confines of a garage. Most Cabinet set-ups run between $120-6000.00, maybe a little more for anyone who is getting a designer garage. It will not only make all the stuff that you had on the floor make it look pretty, stored away, but let you drive you car into the garage.

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