Ways to Get Out of Storage Unit LeaseIf there’s still an active lease, that too, presents a bit of a challenge. You do have a few options, though. First and foremost is to just empty out the unit and then wait for the lease to expire. Don’t renew it and you’re home free. If there’s still a time obligation, you can ask about requesting an early release.
From the day you move your belongings into self-storage and sign the lease, a lien is in place against those items, according to Scott Zucker, an Atlanta attorney who specializes in self-storage matters. That lien lets the storage facility sell your unit’s contents to recoup what it’s owed if you don’t pay the rent. The facility can’t hold an auction right away, though. Every state has different self-storage lien laws in place but most follow a similar timeline. —SpareFoot.comKeep in mind, there might well be a penalty fee for this convenience. Or, it could require you to just wait it out anyway. There’s also the possibility of subletting it to someone else. But, most storage unit lease agreements prohibit subletting. So, it’s most likely best to go the path of the least resistance.
Blythe Storage Unit Clean Out HacksIf you are at the end or near the end of your lease agreement, you’ll probably be required to not only clear the space out, but also, to leave it in “broom swept” condition. Here are some helpful storage unit clean out hacks you can use:
- Make a good plan. Don’t try to do this on the fly because you’ll quickly learn there’s not enough time. In other words, don’t wait until the last minute to begin the cleanout because it could easily exceed your estimate and you’ll have to race against the clock to get it all done. Give yourself at least a day or two and do so at least a week before the lease ends.
- Take a complete inventory. Next, jot down or make a note of what’s in the storage unit. (You’ll probably come across a few surprises along the way.) This way, you’ll know what you can purge and what’s worth keeping.
- Purge as much as possible. Take this time to offload as much as you can. This is the right opportunity to be free of a bunch of junk. And, because of the situation, you’ll have an easier time parting with unnecessary stuff.
- Only keep what’s important. Now, just because you don’t really want to part with this or that doesn’t mean it’s a necessity. After all, if it’s been inside the storage space for any length of time, it’s probably not that vital. This is a great way to maximize your purge so you have fewer items to store at home.