Renting a storage unit is likely the last thing you've considered doing as you prepare for your new baby. Did you know that new parents can benefit from a storage unit in a number of different ways? In fact, here are four ways you could benefit from a storage unit as a new parent.
Space Is Tight
New babies come with a lot of stuff. This is just a fact of life. All the equipment, clothes, toys, and other paraphernalia that new parents are told they need, or think they need, especially if the baby is a first, start to take over a house. To make room for all of that stuff, you could get rid of some non-essential furniture, or you could put it in a storage unit temporarily until baby has gotten older and doesn't need as much space.
There Are a Lot of Clothes
There are just so many clothes with a new baby. Whether it's the first baby or the ninth, parents can still be totally overwhelmed by the sheer amount of clothes one baby can go through in their first couple of years. One way to keep a handle on the clothes that are too big just yet, or the too small but keeping for the next child, is to store them away in the house. But, space is already tight, with all the swings and strollers, so a storage unit is a better way to go.
Keep Stuff Safe until Needed
It's not just clothes babies go through quickly. Once a baby gets to the crawling stage, infant toys are no longer needed. The same is true with walking stages. But before that stage, new parents have often gotten toys and play equipment form friends and family way before it is needed for the new arrival. A great way to keep all that stuff safe until baby needs it is to put it away in a storage unit. That way, it's out of the house and leaves more room for the current stuff.
Parents Still Need a Place for Their Extra Stuff
Just because there is a new baby in the house doesn't mean you and your partner suddenly need less places to put their excess stuff. Out-of-season clothes, shoes, and other sundries still need a place to go. With a new baby now in the room that used to be going spare, all of that extra stuff needs a new home. A storage unit can be the best answer. You can still get to the out of season items as needed, and can stash some of the more breakable heirlooms until baby is old enough to not break them.
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