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Shrink Your Footprint by Choosing Close-by Self-Storage Units

Nov 4th 2015 at 4:57 AM

Most people have probably never given very concentrated thought to the amount of money and energy wasted every year transporting storage items from one site to another. Some businesses and families make these hauling trips several times a season, often over long distances between sites. Meanwhile, other whole sets of people find it problematic to store perfectly good, reusable items, opting to throw those items away. Their disposable mentality makes tossing those items more logical than holding onto them for the next time they are needed. Each of these circumstances--frequent travel for storage and throwing away reusable goods--translates to a wasteful footprint that will act as proof later that they care only lightly, if at all, for the environment.

If you are interested in reducing both your carbon footprint and the domino effect your actions have on the world, renting a self-storage unit may help you to cut back on unnecessary waste. First of all, your fuel use may be much lower if you choose a storage site that is within easy reach of your home, office or both. Centrally located storage units help to reduce travel time and expense greatly, and this means both good things for your pocketbook and the environment.  With less time on the road and in traffic, you will reduce your fuel emissions, estimated fuel expenditures and time losses, and that can mean big things for both your home and business bottom lines.

Alongside the money you will save and your fuel reduction efforts, conserving energy and reducing solid waste can come from securing a storage unit for your personal or business use. Many people decorate seasonally, for instance, and storing the items that have been collected over the years can help ensure that no usable goods are thrown away simply because they are out of season. Boxing these items with clear designations and placing them safely in a self-storage unit makes retrieving them as needed simple and painless.  In fact, having these items within easy reach will save money on fuel as well since there will be no reason to replace them year after year. The amount of money you stand to save, actually, represents an exponential relationship.

If you are like most people, there are items that take up space in your home or office. Rather than throwing them away or hauling them back and forth too frequently, renting a self-storage unit is a great idea for keeping those things close for a shrinking footprint. To learn more about business storage in Carlsbad, please visit this website.

Author Bio:

An expert at storage solutions, Sarah shares her knowledge on matters relating to this. You can find her thoughts at cleaning up clutter blog on Livejournal blog.

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