If you've ever lived in an area that has hurricanes, you know how fast things fly off the grocery shelves when a big storm is coming. Whether you live in hurricane country or not, it's a good idea to have a small stockpile of food and supplies on hand so your family can survive several days in case stores are empty or the power is out. You may not have room in your home to store extra food where it's out of the way so your family doesn't eat it instead of saving it for emergencies.
Including my husband and I, we have a family of six, but we live in a smaller house to help stash away more money in our children's college funds. Our family does a big house spring cleaning every year, and up until a few years ago, it used to be a lot more stressful. It got a lot easier when we decided to start renting a storage unit. Now, we keep our winter clothes in the unit during the summer and vice versa, and we store items we only use occasionally. Not having so much "stuff" around the house just makes it a lot easier to keep our house clean and free of clutter. I have learned a lot about storage units since we started renting ours, so I thought I would start a blog to share my tips on to help anyone who needs them!