One of the best things about being retired is finally having the time to do all the things that you’ve always wanted to do. For many people, that includes leaving the cold weather behind and traveling to warmer climes for the winter. Every year, tens of thousands of these “snowbirds” or “winter visitors” leave their homes behind and travel to warmer destinations such as Florida, California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, or Texas. While not all of these winter visitors are retired, many are, and they are often away from home for five to six months—often returning home with the spring thaw.
Such a long trip means homes and property are unoccupied for long periods of time, which can lead some travelers to worry, even if they do have someone looking after the homestead while they’re away. Fortunately, self storage in Oklahoma has storage solutions for winter visitors so that their belongings will be safe and secure while they’re gone and ready for them when they get back!
Downsizing is something that’s on the minds of many winter visitors, especially those who are just getting into the routine of traveling to warmer climates during the colder months. As a matter of fact, more than half of all people over the age of 60 are considering downsizing anyway, whether they’re planning a trip south for the winter or not. Downsizing is a great way to reduce clutter and worry when the nest is empty, and it can also help you to feel better about leaving everything behind to visit Acapulco for the winter.
If you’re thinking of moving to a smaller place, leaving on a long trip, or simply cutting out some unneeded clutter from your life, you still might have some items you aren’t ready to part with. You can give them a safe, secure, out-of-the-way home at self storage in Oklahoma.
If you’re planning a trip that’s several months long, obviously you’ll have some pretty hefty luggage to take along, but you can’t take everything with you. You may want someplace safe and secure for all the valuable or personal belongings that you leave behind. If you own something big and valuable that can be seen from the street—such as a vehicle—then it’s a good idea to invest in boat or RV storage in Oklahoma to help keep it safe. You’ll want to take out some insurance while you’re at it!
Smaller items can be tempting for thieves, too, including:
- Art and Collectibles
- Cameras and Watches
- Cash and Jewelry
- Electronics, Computers, iPads and Smartphones
- Firearms and Tools
- Prescription Drugs and Liquor
- Vehicles and Keys
- Your Identity!
Fortunately, self storage in Oklahoma can provide a safe home away from home for all these items and more.
When you’re leaving behind vehicles or other sizeable belongings, it’s a good idea to know the rules of your neighborhood or HOA. It may be one thing to have an RV or boat in the driveway during the summer when you’re using it regularly, but you might want to invest in boat or RV self storage to keep your vehicles protected and out of the way when you’re gone for weeks or months at a time.
Whether you’re a snowbird, an empty-nester looking to downsize, or someone who simply needs a place to store holiday decorations, Storage ‘R’ Us has storage solutions for all your storage needs. Just give us a call or visit one of our convenient Oklahoma self storage locations today!