Have you ever faced a financial crisis? Everyone, at some point in time, will face money problems. Whether you do not have enough money to pay the bills or you are just starting to get on your feet financially, it happens. If you find yourself in a situation where you must move from your home because of finances and you are without a home and must live with family or friends, you likely do not know what to do with all your items. So, what items should you take, throw out, and store? Let’s look.
What to Take with You When You Leave
If you must leave your home behind, it is going to be a difficult time. You may be wondering what exactly you can and cannot take with you and what you will do in a couple of months.
Before you panic too much, there are some items that you want to keep with you, no matter where you plan to go.
Always keep these items with you:
- Kid’s toys and supplies to care for them
- Important documents (i.e. bank records, birth certificates, SSNs, etc.)
- Kitchen items (i.e. utensils, pots and pans, etc.)
- Computer/laptop/hard drive
What You Can and Should Store
Of course, you do not want to take too many items with you, especially if you are sleeping on the couch at a friend’s house. Below, we will talk about some of the items that you want to store.
- Clothing you will not need or use at the time (i.e. seasonal clothes)
- Duplicate items
- Outdoor furniture
- Indoor furniture
- Lawn equipment
What to Toss Out
You are already facing a hard-enough time as it is and now you must think about things to throw out. When it comes down to it, only toss out what you are comfortable letting go. For instance, if you have items you have never used or items that you never plan to use, don’t hold onto them.
Store what you want and only toss out what you feel you can do so without any issues.
Quick Storage Tips for You
If you do need to move in with a friend or family, setup your storage unit for easy access because you will likely be in and out of the unit often. Below are some details to determine how much storage unit space you need.
One of the ways that you can organize your unit is to mark the boxes with what is inside. This way, you can quickly identify the box you need and grab what you want from it.
Don’t Let a Financial Hardship Bring You Down
Yes, it is easier said than done, but try not to allow your financial hardship to bring you completely down. Do take time to get back on your feet and don’t be ashamed that you had to place some of your items in a storage unit. People store items all the time, so take this extra time to focus on yourself and know that your items are safe as you do work to get into a better financial spot.