What Will You Do With Your House And With Your Personal Belongings While You Are Gone For A Few Years?

Will you be vacating your house for a few years? Maybe your company has sent you overseas for a new work opportunity. Or maybe you're serving a long-term mission for your church. No matter the reason that you'll be away from home temporarily, have you decided what to do with your house and with the things in it? If so, then you probably don't need to read another sentence.

However, maybe you are still in the planning stages of what to do with your house and with the things you'll be leaving behind. From letting newlyweds or other trusted people live in your home to arranging for heated self-storage units for your personal belongings, here are some ideas that might help you.

You House

You probably don't want complete strangers staying in your house, right? And, you might be nervous about a family with little kids living in your house, too. What about looking for trusted newlyweds who need a place to stay while they're establishing their new life together? They would probably be thrilled to have a low-rent or no-rent situation. In fact, consider asking them to stay at your house at no cost to them. The same goes for singles who are looking for a place to live. 

The catch is that they will do things like maintain your landscaping and make sure that your house is safe. If you're lucky enough to find trusted newlyweds or singles who are willing to trade their services for a great place to live, you still need to establish some expectations. For example, if you don't want smoking in your house, be sure to stipulate that. If you don't want pets living in your house, let them know that, too.

 Heated Self-Storage Units

Will you be taking some of your furniture with you, or will you be leaving it all behind while you're away? Of course, you'll want to leave some furniture for the use of those who will be staying in your house. However, you might have some articles of furniture, such as antiques that are dear to you, that you would rather not have in your home while you aren't there. 

The same goes for your clothes. Maybe you won't be taking luxury items like evening attire and fur coats as you move to your new location. Have you considered putting those items and other items in a small heated self-storage unit? That would be a perfect place for things like your fur coat and other clothing. Your antiques and anything else that you place in the self-storage unit will be in a thermostatically controlled space. In addition, you will have the peace of mind that your belongings will be safe, as the storage units are under twenty-four-hour surveillance every single day of the year. The bonus is that this type of storage is very affordable.

For more information about heated self-storage units, contact storage companies in your area.