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Old 01-31-2019, 01:17 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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If that stuff was essential, it would be in use instead of in storage.
^^^ This. It's not essential, nor you can't live without it. Add the $$$ you are paying for both of the storages and see how much it costs you just sitting there.
You really need 101 in budgeting, especially if you are 30 y.o. Obviously, you didn't manage to have any savings, yet.
You need to sell that stuff, so you can get money for an apartment. Unless you want to live IN one of the storage units...

Note: Ugh... I just noticed that this thread is 7 months old. Hopefully, your problem is resolved now.
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Couple years ago, I had made the decision to pack up from my rented condo...and put everything I acquire over 5 years into an 8x10 storage while I traveled. My rent kept going up, and I wasn't making more money. At the time it seemed like a good idea.

After moving from my apartment, I moved 1,000 miles away with a friend, for about a year and a half. When the lease ended, I acquired the majority of the furnishings. Well, I didn't find a place because I didn't have inclination to stay. So, those things have also went into storage.

So you guessed it, I ended up getting a second storage unit...slightly larger: 10x15. This has been going on now since June of 2017. I pay $100 for one, $160 for the other. When adding late fees, it can be $20-40 more. Yes it's cheaper than renting, but it's really draining financially. I pay the dues by the 22nd and 5th each month.

The hardest part is the fact that each unit is 1,000 miles apart. I live at the moment an additional 700-1,800 miles away from each. I visit each unit about every 2-3 months, but one of them I've not visited since November last year...but it's climate controlled and indoors. The other is indoors but not climate controlled...but it's in Tennessee and so far I've not had issues with mold/mildew.

Everytime the bills come around, I just wish I could get out of them. But I'm having no luck finding an apartment. Everywhere wants too much rent money upfront. I can't get ahold of a large enough lump sum of cash to make anything happen as far as getting into a new place.

I used to live in Texas briefly which had $99 move in specials and such. I can't find those in any of the state's I have storage units or domicile in. Selling the stuff isn't a desire for me because lot of is essential things. I threw the junk out before it went it. I have to make sure that even if I find the place, I have enough set aside to also make the move. Right now I'm living with relatives, and at 30...it's soul destroying to me.

These things do not add up. I don't know anyone that keeps "essential things" 1800 miles away and visits it every 2 or 3 months. If your soul were being destroyed you would sell the stuff and use that money along with way you save in monthly storage to pay the deposits on your own place. Clearly you don't have the desire to actually go to the trouble of doing that. It would be interesting you hear your relatives take on how happy they are with all this.
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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My thing is, if I just give it up to auction...that would essentially defeat the purpose of all this time storing things. Even if I store for 6 more months, and then take out: what would be the point of letting them auction everything off? Also, I recently took some items out of storage (including a 38" TV) and they all work and smell fine. Also had my favorite coats, lamp, different pillows I've collected taken out as I didn't want the humidity to get to them. Nothing is damaged. I also moved my 8x10 storage unit last year to a new facility. I thought everything was going to be ruined...yet everything was exactly as I had moved it in, because it's a dry climate and most times the storage unit would keep a cool temperature.

It's all about PROPERLY storing items. Some people I see have stuff piled to the ceiling. You can't do that. All of my stuff is stored to where I can walk around without stuff falling on top of me.

It's easy to say get rid of it, but I look at it like this: if I had an apartment and traveled like I did: I'd be spending more. Even its $3,000 I've spent, that's only 3 months rent in most places. I don't want to start back over when I get an apartment, sleeping and eating on the floor. It's also not as easy to just "buy everything over again" because when you move someplace, that takes time and the first few months moving in, is usually not the best time to make extra purchases. And I have to pay to live somewhere right? I mean...what was I supposed to do at the time I moved, got rid of everything? I tried that in the past to sell stuff when I moved: either people don't want it or it would take too long to sell in the short amount of time I had to move.

But I understand what all are saying. Also, the costs to move the items depending on where I move, could vary based on where I go.

You have a lot of stuff. You pay to store the stuff. You don't want to get rid of ANY of the stuff.

What exactly is the question?
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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If I were to appraise everything I had in my storage unit from starting fresh, I'd say likely $5,000. That's not something I can replace within a year or 2.
I bet you would be (unpleasantly) shocked at what your stuff is actually worth. Most people are.
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I bet you would be (unpleasantly) shocked at what your stuff is actually worth. Most people are.
"worth" and cost to replace aren't necessarily synonymous.
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:53 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Note: Ugh... I just noticed that this thread is 7 months old. Hopefully, your problem is resolved now.
Well, this is the OP who just posted about relishing road rage....
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