Going through a divorce is a hard process.
As well as the emotional stress involved there’s also the worry about selling your home and what you are going to do with all of your stuff.
People can split up quickly and start the process of divorce, often without very much warning, meaning that rapid-fire decisions must be made about what you are going to store and where.
Often one or both parties will move into a smaller home temporarily while the dust settles and life gets back on track.
If you or someone you know is currently dealing with the emotional stress of a divorce, having a storage unit during the divorce could help.
Here, we outline some reasons why it could be useful:
Protect Your Belongings
One of the most uncomfortable parts of a divorce is figuring out who gets what. It’s painful to go through your entire inventory of things and decide what belongs to who. And it can take time to be calm enough to go through this difficult process. It’s convenient to have a self-storage unit during a divorce so that you can store and protect the things that are unambiguously yours, and then decide what will happen to the other items.
- Downsizing Is Easier. When two people who have been sharing life for a long time part ways, one of the things that usually happens is that each party goes and finds their own place. Typically this involves downsizing into a smaller house or apartment. This might be for financial reasons, or because you simply don’t need as much space. A self-storage unit can help you store all the things that you aren’t able to fit into your new place while you figure out what to do with them. After some time you may move into a larger space, or you may decide to sell or donate your things. But it’s better not to put too much pressure on to make instant decisions.
- Keep Your Documents Safe. Another one of the most convenient uses for a storage unit while you are going through a divorce is to keep all of your important documents safe. Often, the madness and the emotional stress of a divorce can cause things to get lost, go missing or end up in the bin. When emotions are high sometimes it’s difficult to know whether you can fully trust the person you’re splitting from. Decide early that you are going to make sure this doesn’t happen to your important legal documents and put them in self-storage.
Divorce is difficult enough as it is, so we advise doing everything you can to lighten the emotional load.
If you’re currently going through a divorce or separation and you’d like to discuss how our friendly, family-run business can help then call us on 01789 720027 or visit us at Stratford Self Store, Welford Road, Long Marston.