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Self Storage Units Provide the Storage Space that Millennials are Lacking

If you’re part of the Millennial Generation, you’re in good company. With more than 75 million members, the Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S., making up one-third of the U.S. population in 2013. Your generation is a diverse group of individuals encompassing a range of life stages, from the youngest attending college to the oldest of the group starting families and putting down roots. One thing common to your generation, however, is that in addition to being the most educated of any current generation, your generation has also been affected more by the recent recession than other generation. Faced with staggering student debt, high unemployment rates, and credit issues, your generation is faring worse than any other current generation did at the same age.

As a result of these impacts, Millennials have been reluctant to enter the housing market, both as homeowners and as independent renters. Many are moving back in with their parents after graduating college and entering the work force. Of those who aren’t moving back home, many are sharing space with roommates or moving into small spaces that are more affordable or in urban centers close to shopping, restaurants, and job opportunities. The few from your generation who are making the leap into home ownership are opting for small homes to better fit their budgets and lifestyles.

Regardless of where you end up calling home, as a Millennial it is more than likely that storage space is not in abundance. For this reason, self storage units are a great solution, regardless of where you find yourself on the Millennial spectrum.

At the younger end of the spectrum are those Millennials still in college, most likely living in either a dorm or an apartment. If you find yourself in this group, you are undoubtedly well aware that storage space is severely lacking, especially if you have roommates. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to stash out-of-season clothing or textbooks from a previous semester or need somewhere to house your belongings between addresses while you’re home for the summer, a self storage unit is a great option, letting you rent as much space as you need without being locked into a long-term lease.

Recent graduates and those just starting their careers are next on the spectrum. If you’re in this group, you may be struggling to find a job that pays well enough to allow you to make a dent in your student debt. If you’re sharing living space with roommates, you may have furniture that you don’t currently have the space to use. A self storage unit is ideal, letting you hang onto your furniture until you are ready to move into a bigger space or until your roommate moves out and takes the sofa or TV with them. This is also a great place to house all of your college memorabilia. If you find yourself moving back in with Mom and Dad while you establish your career, you may quickly find that Mom and Dad have already claimed every square foot of storage space. Again, a storage unit will give you a place to keep those things you don’t need daily while providing easy access when needed.

At the older end of the Millennial spectrum are those who are settling into their careers and starting families. Even those who are entering into home ownership are opting for smaller spaces that are more budget-friendly. If you’re among these Millennials, you may find that between the possessions you’ve amassed over the years and all of the toys, clothes, and bulky gear necessitated by having children, that storage space is still inadequate. In addition, your parents may be heading into retirement and downsizing their own homes, transferring the responsibility for storage of all your childhood treasures to you. A storage unit is perfect for storing hand-me-down clothing and toys that are waiting for the next recipient, seasonal decorations or lawn tools, sports equipment, furniture, books, and even all those breakable items that are far from child-friendly. 24-7 access ensures you can retrieve items at any time when needed.

AAA Self Storage of Topeka offers a range of self storage units to meet your specific needs. We offer several different sizes of self storage units, from small units perfect for storing boxes of clothing, books, or documents, to large units that can store several rooms’ worth of furniture. Climate controlled units are also available to store those items that may not fare well in extreme temperatures. Month-to-month leasing gives you the flexibility to rent a storage unit for as long as you need it, whether that’s a few months over summer break or for several years. With 24-7 access, you can easily get what you need when you need it. Video cameras and password-protected entry gates help ensure the safety of both you and your belongings.

Not sure which storage unit will work best? Check out AAA Self Storage of Topeka’s ‘Unit Size Guide / Pricing’ website page for an idea of what will fit in any unit size. You can also call or come visit us in person. Based on what and how much you need to store, we can give you guidance on which unit we think will best meet your needs. With our flexible leasing options, if your needs change down the road, you can easily move to a bigger or smaller unit.

We are located in Lawrence, Berryton, Hoyt and other surrounding areas. Contact AAA Self Storage of Topeka today to find a location near you!