Moving for Millennials

A recent survey by Rent.com shows that individuals between the ages of 18 and 34 are more prone to moving from place to place. Out of the 1000 individuals who were surveyed, 44% stated that they were moving or planning on moving from their current situation in the coming year.

With so much movement from these young adults or “millennials” as they have been labeled, it is paramount that they have somewhere to keep the belongings that they can’t realistically take. This includes the avant-garde, hand-crafted furniture that they purchased at the chic boutique down the street. The “retro” pinball machine and collectable full-sized Storm Trooper costume probably won’t make the cut either.

If you fall into the “millennial” age group, these are some pointers that might help you store some of your cool stuff before you move from your mom’s house to downtown Albuquerque for your new job at the chic new coffee shop.

Categorize

For most young people, everything they own has some importance whether it be sentimental, practical or humorous. This makes letting things go extremely difficult. The best thing to do in this case is to start categorizing things into three categories. Things you absolutely need like your bed or toothbrush, things you might need, like your popcorn scented microwave, and finally things that you can probably do without, like that ugly and blocky art sculpture that you bought at the art boutique.

Prioritize

Now that you’ve got all your stuff in its respective categories, it’s time to start trimming things down even more. All the stuff in your “absolutely need” category should already be packed up and ready to go. Now comes the hard part, deciding what you’ll bring from the stuff that wasn’t absolutely necessary. When faced with this situation, something like a vintage Texaco gas pump or a cool art piece can be used to decorate your new place, while something like a giant stuffed bear can be put into your storage unit.

Storage

Now that all of that is out of the way and you know what you are taking to your new place, it is time to store away everything else. Get a couple of your friends and some brews and have them help you move the remaining stuff into a storage unit at Albuquerque Self-Storage. If you were responsible in choosing what to keep and what to store, you’ll be able to leave the storage facility with no regrets.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more feel free to call us at 505-431-6747 or visit our website.