Going off yesterday's post, if I like an article enough to read the full thing through, it's probably worth a read. The NYTimes recently ran an article about the Self-Storage industry
. Self-storage has gone from something used in transitionary times (e.g. needing somewhere to put stuff between moves) to something else entirely
"A Self Storage Association study showed that, by 2007, the once-quintessential client — the family in the middle of a move, using storage to solve a short-term, logistical problem — had lost its majority. Fifty percent of renters were now simply storing what wouldn’t fit in their homes — even though the size of the average American house had almost doubled in the previous 50 years, to 2,300 square feet"
And as the article points out, many people will pay every month to store their things and, in doing so, will end up paying more money than the objects are actually worth.