With travel being easier and less expensive than ever, many young Americans find themselves able to see much more of the world at an early age than previous generations. Visiting different parts of the world can feed that adventurous appetite. Taking off across the globe for long stretches of time, however, leaves travelers with something to figure out before heading out.
What Do I Do with All My Stuff While I’m gone?
The first and most obvious solution to this problem is to get rid of your possessions for good. Decide what you’d like to keep and what you would rather not have to reacquire when you return home to settle down.
Once you’ve figured out what can go, there are several avenues for offloading your soon to be someone else’s belongings. From Craigslist to garage sales to Goodwill, the options vary. Ultimately you will need to decide how much effort you want to put into the purging process.
Determine What Storage Solution Is Best for You
As to the items with sentimental value or belongings worth more to you than they would be to someone else, you’ll have to find a storage solution. You may be tempted to ask a friend or family members to store your possessions during your globetrotting. The biggest problem many people face with this seemingly quick and easy fix is that most friends and family are already overrun with their own stuff! There’s little chance they can find extra space for yours as well.
There are also other issues with keeping your stuff in a friend’s garage or a family member’s attic. Worrying about security, critters, and damage from moisture are all factors to consider. Unlike a professional storage facility, your buddy’s basement does not have a staff whose only job is keeping your possessions clean, safe, and climate controlled.
If you ask others who have had to store their belongings while on an extended trip, whether it be business or pleasure, they will tell you that the advantages of a storage facility are well worth the cost. Another benefit to a storage facility is that if your travel takes longer than what you had originally planned, you can easily extend your storage period without worrying about damaging relationships with friends or family.
To discuss long term storage of your possessions, call Capitol Moving & Storage at (860) 282-4646 or use our online contact form. When you finally return home and step off the plane, train, bus, or boat, you’ll rest assured that your belongings will be just as you left them.