It was bound to happen: all of those Baby Boomers born in the 1950s are finally Empty-Nesters, and that means they are roaming around much-too large homes looking for a solution to all of their unused clutter . . . and that solution if a storage unit!
Let’s take a closer look at what is becoming a very common problem across the United States, and if you have any questions, feel free to call us at (817) 439-1380. We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, and what we are about to share with you in Fort Worth, Texas, is applicable no matter where you live.
The need to downsize for Baby Boomers
The post-war babies of the 1950s make up about 23% of the U.S. population, sitting at about 74 million people. Many of those folks worked hard for decades, raised families, bought homes, gathered belongings, and generally settled in for their share of the American Dream. But that dream is now changing. The children are gone. It’s just mom and dad kicking around that four-bedroom, 2,500 square foot home now, and they are literally feeling challenged for solutions to all of that clutter. They want out!
Many are downsizing. Many are selling their large homes and purchasing smaller homes. Some are becoming part of the Tiny Home movement. Others still are buying an RV and living the nomadic lifestyle, while others head off to other countries to live the life of ex-patriots.
Which is all well and good, but what do they do with the forty or fifty years of accumulation.
So garage sales are held, and donations are made to Goodwill, but still there are collectibles and mementos which simply must be held onto. All of those memories of all of those years are impossible to give up or toss away; in addition there are things like tools and outdoor furniture and woodworking equipment, not to mention cars and boats. What does one do with all of those things when downsizing to a smaller home, property, or RV?
Secure self storage is the answer!
Economically it makes perfect sense. If you don’t have the room to store those “untouchables,” you simply rent a storage unit at some mini storage facility. A 5’x5’ storage unit can be rented for less than fifty dollars per month at most self storage buildings. Fifty bucks per month is infinitely doable considering all the money you are saving by downsizing to a smaller residence. By doing so you know all of those important items are in secure self storage, accessible whenever you need them, at a price you can afford.
Check it out! A large percentage of our business at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is with Baby Boomers just like you. We provide the storage space you need at a price you can afford, and you can find similar great storage deals in any city in the U.S.
Give us a call and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have about mini storage. Check around your area and find the best deal for your situation. You can downsize and still hold onto that which is most important to you.