My new St. Pete apartment offers a private detached garage, can I use it for storage?

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Moving to a St. Pete apartment or any apartment for that matter can typically mean less storage room is available for you. While some apartments offer sizeable walk-in closets you still might not have any extra storage space. This can be quite a task to overcome especially if you're used to living in a house that generally offers more storage spaces. Luckily for you, you can indeed use a private detached garage in your St. Pete apartment for all of your storage needs.

Using your St. Pete apartment's private detached garage as storage can save you a lot of time, hassle, and money. Many people consider renting month-to-month storage spaces when they move into an apartment for all of the extra things they aren't quite ready to get rid of but don't have room to store. With a private garage you don't have to worry about going through an outside party and having your belongings located somewhere far from where you are. You can keep your belongings close and not have to worry about them too much. It also saves you from the hassle of overthinking what you need to give up if you're moving into an apartment. Many times physical items can hold quite a sentimental value and instead of having to give up or sell said items you can keep them safely stored in your private detached garage.

However it's important to keep in mind that there's a difference between keeping items because they hold a sentimental value and keeping items because you're just not sure what to do with them in your St. Pete apartment. One should always keep their belongings to a minimum. There's certainly no reason to lug around a bunch of stuff you don't really want or need if you're going to make a move. I advise sitting down and considering getting rid of useless items that hold no sentimental value. Like that stack of magazines that have been sitting in your bathroom forever. Do you really need those? The answer is probably no unless you have some big craft plans.

It's important that if you're going to have a private detached garage in your St. Pete apartment that you know the best ways to utilize it. Here are some tips and tricks to making the most out of your garage storage space

  • Sort related items together
  • Add storage options including shelving
  • Keep boxes packed that you have no immediate use for
  • Leave important items closer to the front of your garage
  • Consider storing off season clothing
  • Get a bike rack for your wall
  • Make sure you leave space to maneuver!

Remember that with a detached garage in your St. Pete apartment you can just toss your junk in there or you can have a neatly organized fully functioning storage space. I think for just about anyone a neatly storage space can be beneficial in quite a few ways.

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