Is your home rapidly filling up with seasonal items? Do you find it hard to get out your holiday decorations and winter clothes after you put your gardening equipment and pool floaties away? Some people might tell you that you have to downsize and get rid of some of these items, but that isn't the most helpful advice. There are plenty of homes that have little-to-no storage space for everyday items, let alone anything special. But this doesn't mean that you have to give up anything and everything that you deem to be fun and enjoyable. Indeed, there is a better solution - getting a self storage unit. This will allow you to keep your belongings safe and out of the way while decluttering your home. In order to pick the best unit for you, here are some questions to ask yourself:

Where is the facility located? The closest self storage location isn't necessarily the best. If the nearest facility is 2 miles east but most of your errands and work send you west of your home, accessing your unit can be an inconvenience. You don't want to turn the storing and retrieving of your belongings into an epic chore that gets put off indefinitely. Should that happen, you might as well not have a storage unit in the first place.

How large is the unit? A smaller storage unit is, as you might guess, going to be cheaper than a larger unit. Many people gravitate towards the less expensive units without a second thought. But while your items might technically fit into the tiniest self storage unit available, that doesn't make this a good idea. If you have to pull everything out of your unit to find one item, doing this can get old fast. Whenever possible, try to find a unit that allows you enough room to move around inside comfortably without blocking the aisles with your belongings.

Interior or exterior unit? When all you're storing is decorations or sports equipment, it doesn't usually matter what type of unit you're going to be storing. On the other hand, if you're going to be adding any furniture items to the mix, you may want to look for a self storage unit that offers climate control. Some items should not be subject to fluctuations in temperature and/or humidity or else they will become damaged. Know exactly what you're going to be storing and if any of the items are going to be needing any special protections.