A House for Rent Surprise

By: Kamyar Shah

If you could travel in time, would you have bought the enormous bread machine that went into the cellar ten years ago? And do you ever wonder why you are still holding onto that cat carrier when Muffy has been dead for nine lives ago? You probably did not think of these things until you looked at that lovely house for rent by the beach. The new house for rent is missing a cellar and has no storage space whatsoever. But the only thing that could stop you from signing the lease is a herd of elephants. Since that is unlikely to happen near the beach in America, you sign the lease to the house for rent.

But moving into a new house for rent can be an adventurous time with the packing and unpacking. You get to see things that you had in storage and have not seen in a long time. Some things you do not remember ever owning. It is like finding a treasure, however sometimes it is not. When you start unpacking boxes at your new house for rent you might come across a storage box that seems very odd. Inside you find random size paperclips from your former secretarial job, a missing ring from an old high school sweetheart and some fuzz of unknown origin. However, while sitting on the floor of your house for rent unpacking more boxes, you come across a box with a hidden treasure. Now you can probably part with the bread machine, the cat carrier, and the odd box, but this box is a keeper and the adventure continues with finding storage space.

There are some things we just cannot throw away or part with, but you have to make a decision about what stays and what goes to storage. A house for rent by the beach usually does not come with a lot of storage. But you can find storage for rent at a self storage facility near your house for rent. So if you wanted, you can keep the enormous bread machine by putting it in storage and still make your annual loaf of banana bread. As for that unidentifiable piece of fuzz, you are probably better off tossing it into the garbage bin even though it does not take up much storage space. It will be practice for tossing out things that are coming up next.

You can be sure a house for rent near the beach will have insufficient closet storage space and you will have to make some decisions regarding your clothes. If you are moving from a house with walk-in closets, you are in a big dilemma with small closet space. A rule of thumb is to get rid of clothes that you have not worn in over a year because there is a good chance that you will never wear them again. A house for rent by the beach is probably the size of your old walk-in closet. Your only choice is to rent a self storage unit to solve your storage issues. You can use it for wardrobe storage and shoe storage for out-of-season items. For example, store your winter clothes in the summer and summer clothes in the winter. The ideal house for rent by the beach would be one where the climate is always warm so you can enjoy the beach year round and not have to store so many clothes.

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