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For home sellers, renting a storage unit may prove to be a great idea, and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

A storage unit will make it simple to keep personal belongings like artwork and photographs out of sight while you sell your house. Plus, a storage unit offers a secure space for your personal belongings, one that you can quickly and effortlessly access at any time.

Although there are many wonderful reasons to rent a storage unit, choosing the right-size unit can be difficult, particularly for a first-time home seller. Lucky for you, we're here to help take the guesswork out of selecting a storage unit that suits you perfectly.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a home seller choose the right-size storage unit.

1. Take a Look at the Items That You Need to Store

A home seller must do everything possible to remove clutter before listing a house. And with a storage unit at your disposal, you should have no trouble keeping excess items outside your residence.

Ultimately, it is important to make a list of the items that you want to place in storage before you rent a storage unit. This will help you determine exactly how much space you'll need based on the items on your list.

For example, if you need to store a bicycle, treadmill or other large items, you may want to choose a 10' x 15' storage unit. Or, if you need to store boxes of kitchen utensils, bathroom supplies and various small items, a 5' x 5' storage unit may prove to be the ideal choice.

2. Consider How Long You'll Need a Storage Unit

With the right-size storage unit, you can protect various personal belongings until a homebuyer purchases your residence.

As you explore your storage unit options, it often helps to create a budget. That way, you can ensure that you'll have sufficient finances available to cover the costs of a storage unit for an extended period of time.

If you are unsure about your long-term finances, you may want to rent a small storage unit, thereby resulting in affordable monthly storage unit rental costs. On the other hand, if you feel comfortable with your financial situation, you may be better equipped than others to select a large storage unit.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

Determining how much space you'll need in a storage unit can challenge even the most diligent home seller. Thankfully, a real estate agent can help you prepare your residence for the housing market as well as make it easy to decide how much storage space you'll need.

A real estate agent can put you in touch with storage unit providers in your city or town. In addition, he or she can offer home decluttering tips and help you get excess items into the right-size storage unit in no time at all.

Ready to rent a storage unit? With the aforementioned tips, you can select the right-size storage unit to safeguard myriad personal belongings while you sell your house.


Stunning center entrance Colonial w/2 car garage/under, set on 1.61 acres. First fl-open fl. plan w/front to back LR w/hw flrs., white kitchen, matte granite counters, breakfast bar, stainless appliance, formal DR, laundry and 1/2 bath. The 2nd fl has 2 generous sized bdrms, full bath & lg master bdrm with master bath, walk-in closet and vaulted ceiling. CA, professionally landscaped. This property is a must see!! $435,000 (R229)

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5 Unicorn Lane, Lakeville, MA 02347

Single-Family

$435,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Stunning center entrance Colonial w/2 car garage/under, set on 1.61 acres. First fl-open fl. plan w/front to back LR w/hw flrs., white kitchen, matte granite counters, breakfast bar, stainless appliance, formal DR, laundry and 1/2 bath. The 2nd fl has 2 generous sized bdrms, full bath & lg master bdrm with master bath, walk-in closet and vaulted ceiling. CA, professionally landscaped. This property is a must see!! $435,000 (R229)
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5 Unicorn Lane, Lakeville, MA 02347

Single-Family

$435,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Stunning center entrance Colonial w/2 car garage/under, set on 1.61 acres. First fl-open fl. plan w/front to back LR w/hw flrs., white kitchen, matte granite counters, breakfast bar, stainless appliance, formal DR, laundry and 1/2 bath. The 2nd fl has 2 generous sized bdrms, full bath & lg master bdrm with master bath, walk-in closet and vaulted ceiling. CA, professionally landscaped. This property is a must see!! $435,000 (R229)
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46 Norman Street, New Bedford, MA 02744

Single-Family

$275,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Lovely well maintained 4 bedroom Colonial is a must see! Recently remodeled exterior with James Hardie flame resistant siding and a stunning blue stone porch. Enjoy water views and gentle breezes without flood insurance. Center entrance foyer showcases wide open livingroom and diningroom with hardwood floors, leaded windows and many original architectural features. The second floor has 4 good size bedrooms, plenty of closet space and full bath. Walk up attic with expansion potential. Partially finished basement with 2nd kitchen, full bath and laundry room. Fenced yard, off street parking, stunning masonry work on patio area with fruit trees and floral gardens that have been featured in The Standard Times. Off street paved driveway for 3 cars. Within walking distance to beaches, bike path, and Fort Taber. $275,000 (R206)
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