Do you ever pass by a storage vault facility and wonder what is in all those units? Why do people (or businesses) need storage? Jackson residents, and others for that matter, use storage vaults, both personally and in the corporate world for several reasons.
Let’s start with the main business purpose for storage vaults. Inventory! Many companies use local storage options to manage their ever-changing inventory. For example, a construction company may use one to store materials that are going into a nearby project. Storage facilities often utilize inventory management programs that allow these companies to check-in and check-out materials so they always know what is on hand and when something needs to be ordered.
On a personal level, people often need storage in Jackson when they acquire items unexpectedly and do not have room in their homes to keep them. For example, perhaps your dad just gave you his boat. Where would you keep it when you’re not on the lake? It is common for relatives who pass away to leave sentimental furniture to their family members. These are often antiques that you would not want to discard but you already have your own furniture in your home. So you store the extra set.
With the ever-changing real estate market, it is becoming more and more common that you may sell your home before you have another place to live. In this situation, families often end up in small apartments or extended-stay hotels until closing on their new house. All the furniture for a home typically does not fit in these places so the family stores the majority of their belongings until it is time to move to a more permanent location.
It is common for empty-nesters to decide it’s time to downsize. With no more kids in the house, all you do with the extra rooms is clean them unnecessarily. Over many years in one house, people tend to accumulate more stuff. Empty-nesters sometimes want to save these things for when their kids have children. Some just want to sell the leftovers but must wait until they move into another home to decide what to keep and what to sell. In the meantime, these items are kept in storage.