When it comes to storage, if you’re not looking for a long commitment, a short-term rental is the way to go. Here are some popular ways you can use short-term self-storage to your advantage.

Staging Your Home for Sale

Staging your home is important when selling your home. Whether it’s just for photos or you’re having an open house, you want your home to provide the best first impression. Unfortunately, the furniture and accessories you love might not appeal to buyers.

Instead of shoving photos and home clutter in closets (which buyers might peek into), rent a short-term storage unit. This will keep your home clean and ready for any showing, and more importantly, your items will be kept safe and secure while people are looking around your home.


Moving into a new home can be an exciting but extremely stressful time in your life. You need to collect all the things you want to take with you and get them to the new location quickly and easily.

By renting a short-term storage unit, you can make this whole process easier for yourself. Instead of moving everything from one house to another in a couple of days, renting a unit will allow you to take your time. In the month or two leading up to your move, you can transition your items into storage. Then, you can take your time unpacking things when you move into your new house. No more stacks of boxes waiting to be unpacked! The extra space to keep your things relieves the stress and pressure you feel to move quickly.

Renovating Your Home

While home renovations are fun, they can also be overwhelming. For example, if you’re replacing your flooring, you need to make sure all the furniture is removed so tradespeople can rip up the flooring and install the new one. And let’s not forget, renovations can be messy! Dust, dirt, paint, and the upheaval process can damage or ruin the furniture and belongings in your home.

By renting a short-term unit, you can safely store your items during the renovation process. Once the renovations are complete, you can bring everything back into your beautiful new home!

Storing Business Inventory

Starting a new business? Often, a new business takes up more space than the owner predicted, especially if they’re product-based. Skip the step where you store product in your home until it becomes impracticable and get a secure storage unit.

A short-term unit will help you accommodate extra inventory as your business grows. And when you’re ready to take the next big step, you can move all your business inventory into a brick-and-mortar location.

Keeping Student Belongings Safe

When summertime rolls around, college students have the dilemma of figuring out what to do with their dorm possessions. If they’re studying away from home, bringing everything back with them isn’t an easy or affordable option. But short-term storage is!

During summer, students can get a short-term unit rental and keep all their belongings and college supplies safe. Then, when the school year starts up again, they can take access their belongings quickly and easily.

Putting Away Camping Equipment

Camping requires a large amount of equipment. Tents, cooking gear, sleeping bags, tables, chairs, and lots more. All this stuff can take out a huge chunk of your garage that could be better suited for other things, like space for your car. And while you may be using your gear a lot during the summer months, in the colder months, it goes back to stealing all your space.

Instead, keep that gear in a storage unit. You’ll save space in your home, and it’ll still be handy for when you’re ready to get camping.

Life Changes

Divorce, grief, or moving in with a partner are times when you may find you have more possessions than enough space to store them. In some situations, you may feel financially overwhelmed too. Renting a short-term unit may be the perfect answer.

Storing your possessions in a short-term unit is a great option if you’re between places. It’s also a wise solution for keeping your belongings safe without the risk of throwing away items you may need or want again later.

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Short or long-term, Bay Street Storage is always here to help you with your storing needs!

Helping You Store at Bay Street Storage

Whether you need short-term or long-term storage, Bay Street Storage is here to provide the help you need. We have two convenient locations in Post Falls for you to choose from, and we’ve got all your needs covered. We’re here to make your storage experience as easy as possible. If you need any help, let us know!