Problem solved

@ramapo17 (16983)
Melbourne, Florida
June 12, 2016 11:07pm CST
Some of you might have read a previous post about us moving into a new house and not having enough room for everything and I was getting burned out trying to figure things out. I did some research online and found some inexpensive storage units very close to here. In the morning I told my husband I had made an executive decision and I was renting a unit for a couple of months. Funny thing, he said he had been checking them out on line too. Tomorrow we are going to see the one and decide what size we will need and I am sure after getting things out of here and organized in the storage unit, we will see what things we can get rid of immediately and what we can keep. The good thing about the unit we found is you pay monthly and do not need a minimum and because we are seniors we get a months free. I am tired of moving things from one spot to another and then back again.
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@just4him (81562)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Jun 16
That sounds like a good option for you.
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@ramapo17 (16983)
• Melbourne, Florida
15 Jun 16
I think so too. My husband went and got one before I even got up this morning and because he had to wait while someone else was being taken care of and he is a senior citizen, we got a nice discount and the 3rd month free if we paid for 2 months which we did. Depending on how much stuff we get put away and organized, we will see if we need a smaller one then or maybe none at all. It is amazing the stuff we (I should say, I) kept.
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@just4him (81562)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Jun 16
@ramapo17 Yeah, guys don't collect much, it's us women who do that. His collectibles would probably fit in the trunk of your car, right?
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@ramapo17 (16983)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Jun 16
@just4him Right. They have no sentimental feelings. I came across my dads high school autograph book the other day and I had tears in my eyes as I saw where my grandmother wrote in it. I cannot get rid of that as it was from 1935. Amazing how time flies. I thought I was good at saving my junior high year book and high school year book but seeing the date on my dads gave me chills.
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@JudyEv (90202)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun 16
This is a very good idea. After a couple of months you may find that there is nothing in the storage unit that you really need.
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@ramapo17 (16983)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Jun 16
@JudyEv That is what I am hoping for. The most of the stuff is Christmas decorations and I don't want to get rid of most of them as they are from when I was a little girl. I know some are antiques now but I never sold any antiques and wouldn't know if I was being take advantage of or not.
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@JudyEv (90202)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Jun 16
@ramapo17 I have some items like that. I have no idea what they are worth but don't really want to put them on Ebay as postage in Australia is horrifically high now.
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@ramapo17 (16983)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Jun 16
@JudyEv Right, and if they break it would be my fault.
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@Marcyaz (36147)
• United States
13 Jun 16
That sounds like a good idea to rent a storage unit only until you have things sorted out. Monthly is the best wasy to go and being seniors you get a free month, can't get any better than that.
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@ramapo17 (16983)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Jun 16
@Marcyaz I know, it was like a nice gift.
@Marcyaz (36147)
• United States
16 Jun 16
@ramapo17 It certainly was a nice gift.
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@marlina (57069)
• Canada
13 Jun 16
I hope that you can figure out fast what you want to keep and what you are going to give away, otherwise, it will cost you lots of money.
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@ramapo17 (16983)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Jun 16
I know @marlina, I plan on going through everything I can fast.
• United States
13 Jun 16
Those storage units sure can come in handy. One reason we always buy a house with a basement is for storage.
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@ramapo17 (16983)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill That is how I got in trouble through the years. We always had basements and when we kept downsizing I got rid of more and more things. Since we moved far away from our kids I have no one to give anything to. goodwill is getting a lot of my stuff now.
@MGjhaud (20833)
• Philippines
13 Jun 16
i think that thats a good deal. i hope the space on that one is enough for all the things that you want out. goodluck.
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@ramapo17 (16983)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Jun 16
Me too @MGJaud, I will find out tomorrow as we are planning on taking things over there. At least it is less than 2 miles from our house.
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@Tampa_girl7 (20997)
• United States
13 Jun 16
Free is always nice
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@ramapo17 (16983)
• Melbourne, Florida
13 Jun 16
Right you are @Tampa_girl.
@allen0187 (22427)
• Philippines
13 Jun 16
Good luck in finding an appropriate storage unit for your things. Reading this post made me think of all those 'Storage Wars' shows in History Channel.
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@ramapo17 (16983)
• Melbourne, Florida
13 Jun 16
I remember watching those shows years ago.
@gr8nana6 (2256)
• United States
13 Jun 16
@ramapo17 That sounds like a great idea, that way it gives you some worry free time to figure out what to get rid of or keep. Have a nice yard sale with the items you want to get rid of and make a little extra money that way. Good luck to y'all.
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@rebelann (28051)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jun 16
I hope it works out well for you. I for one do not wish to move ever again, I've done enough of that when I was younger so now I just want to stay where I am ...... well, until I can't live alone anymore anyway.
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