Well my friend was! I was chatting to her last week and she told me the following story.
She had converted her house and was able to move out whilst the work was done, however, rather than take everything with them, she opted for self storage. After painstakingly deciding what they would miss the least they packed away their worldly belongings and shut the door on a 'medium-sized-not-so-much-a-month' unit. That door was still shut a year later! Yep, that's 6 months after the work on her place had finished.
It took them a further year to finally be free of ‘self storage’. Their last visit to the unit was a mix of emotions: happiness that self storage was over, sadness that they had to pay to the end of the month, and annoyance. Annoyance because the reality was they had not seen this stuff for 2 years and hadn’t missed it. Subsequently, they put their last boxes in the car. With one drop off at a charity shop and another at the tip, only one of the last boxes made it back!
In total my friend had forked out £1800, of which £900 was due to lack of organisation and time. This got me thinking that if only my friend had used Please Organise Me for 6 hours that could have saved her £720. Are you are in a similar situation? Paying out for self storage just because it’s easier than finding the time to go through it and sort it out? Or are you about to use self storage and need help sorting out what goes into storage so you could potentially get a smaller and therefore cheaper unit? If so, Please Organise Me can definitely help. In fact it’s just the sort of work that I love to get my teeth into.
Take, for example, the case of two recent clients who between them were spending over £300 a month on storage. But in just a couple of days I worked with them to clear the storage unit and subsequently clear this expensive outlay. With both of them I managed to clear the storage units for under the price of one month’s storage rent. I also made some money for them selling items on eBay!