As many of you know, we’re preparing to put our house on the market. A big part of our preparation involves clearing out excess stuff to make our house look as spacious as possible. While we’re planning on having a moving sale, there are a number of things that we want out of the house in the short term, but don’t actually want to part with. Thus, we’ve rented a storage room at the local Stor-N-Lok. For $69/month we get a 5 x 10 ft. storage room to do with what we please. I have no idea if this is a good or bad deal, but it’s convenient to our house and we’ll only need it for a couple of months, so I’m not particularly concerned. But here’s a money saving tip if you do ending renting a storage room… Bring a padlock. We didn’t, so we ended up buying one from the front office. It would’ve been considerably cheaper to make a Wal-Mart run to pick up a lock, but we didn’t realize that we needed one — not sure why this didn’t cross our minds, we just figured they’d have locking doors, I guess. Regardless, I wasn’t about to make a special trip to Wal-Mart and brave the throngs of humanity just to save a couple bucks on something like this. Now we just have to get our stuff over there.
For more information on moving, check out my Roadmap for a Successful Relocation.