Storage Tips for Families and Individuals Transitioning into Assisted Living

May 3rd 2019

At Los Rios Storage, we know that moving at any time in our lives can be stressful. This is one of the reasons we provide storage units in Kamloops with friendly, helpful staff: to help take some of the emotional weight out of your move. Moving ourselves or our own families can be challenging enough, but for a loved one who is moving into assisted living, moving can be an exceptionally emotional time. Knowing what to do with a lifetime of memories can be overwhelming. Trusting the safety of these memories can be difficult. We’re here to help make that step easier for you.

To make the transition to assisted living a little less stressful we have a couple of suggestions to help you as you begin considering what belongings to pack away and what not to.

Create An Inventory List of Items Throughout the Home

First, go through the home room by room, making a list of what your loved one is able to take with them. Like many of us, there will be a lot more than their new place can handle. Rather than over-crowding a new home, consider renting a self storage unit. Having this option will help ease some of the stress knowing that valuables are safe and secure.

Investigate Potential Storage Facilities

Second, before choosing a reputable self storage facility, do some investigating. There are typically a couple of places to look when you’re investigating a storage facility.

1. Check out what other customers have to say about their experiences with the storage company. You can do this by reading reviews on company’s website or by finding reviews on a search engine like Google. Reading reviews found in places like a search engine can give you peace of mind that the testimonials you are reading are real.

2. Find out what the facility’s security is like and what kind of accessibility to your unit you are offered.

3. Go to the facility and talk with the staff, usually you can get a good sense of what the company is like by how the employees treat you when you visit the site personally.

These few tips can give you peace of mind that your loved one’s valuables are secure .

Being a family operated business here at Los Rios Storage, we understand that a transition like this can be stressful that’s why we try our very best to accommodate whenever possible. Our self storage facility is located in the heart of Kamloops, so there’s no need to go far out of your way to access your belongings. With various different sizes of storage units and a 24-hour video monitoring security service, you can know your unit is secure.

For more information, give us a call to see how we can help you today. You will meet one of our friendly staff members and begin a great relationship with our team. We look forward to hearing from you.


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