Two hands hold a red paper heart that’s been ripped in two.

Splitting Up? Store Up. Storage Solutions for Divorce or Breakup

Gemini | November 30, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

So, your fairy tale has turned into a soap opera, and you're splitting up. Welcome to the club! Now, along with binge-watching sad movies and reconsidering your life choices, you've got a new hobby: figuring out what to do with all the stuff you and your ex have accumulated. Enter self-storage, the unsung hero in the saga of love gone wrong.

When you need to get out of dodge quickly, your choices are limited. But, with a storage unit that’s yours and yours alone, “sayonara” doesn’t seem quite so bad. Let’s look at the ways self storage can soften the breakup blow and get you back on your feet again.

The Emotional Benefit of Self Storage

You need space, literally – and not the kind you told your ex you needed. A storage unit is like that friend who holds your stuff after you've been kicked out of your apartment. It's a place to stash all those shared belongings while you figure out if you want to keep them, sell them, or ceremonially burn them (just kidding, please don't start fires in our units).

In the best of situations, a self-storage unit can serve as a memory-free neutral ground where you and that person who just made the biggest mistake of their life can store shared belongings. Holding items in a neutral location offers a practical solution for sorting them out without the pressure of immediate decisions or having to cross into each other’s territory. Think of it as a “no man’s land” with a roll top door.

Feel Secure Again

Our storage units are secure, which is more than you can say for your ex's promises, right? Most Storelocal locations feature gated entry, 24/7 surveillance and on-site managers who can be surprisingly supportive when you need. Many of our facilities also use bluetooth locks which you and the ex can easily access through your phones like so many angry texts. 

Bottom line: your stuff is safer with us than your heart was in that relationship. We’ve got you covered until you have a permanent new home for it all. 

Flexible and Affordable

Not sure how long you'll need to store your emotional (and physical) baggage? No worries. Our lease terms are as flexible as your ex's definition of 'monogamy' and we’re a lot cheaper than that divorce lawyer. 

We've got various unit sizes because, let's face it, heartache comes in all shapes and sizes. Our self-storage units cater to all different needs and budgets. Whether you want a small unit for personal items or a larger one for furniture and that yacht you planned to sail around the world in together, we can accommodate. 

Pay your bill online and manage your account from your smartphone. We understand healthy boundaries and give you options so you're not tied down during a time when life is already in flux.

Reorganize Your Life One Box at a Time

We know organizing is the last thing you want to do, but trust us, it helps. Use our storage units to sort through the wreckage of your shared past. Use labeled boxes for easy identification and stack them carefully to maximize space. Consider shelving units to keep items accessible. 

Remember, a well-organized storage unit is a stepping stone to a well-organized life. It’s therapeutic – like a less expensive version of therapy where you don't talk but just throw things into boxes.

Find Love Again (But Storage First)

Breakups and divorces suck, but moving your stuff doesn't have to. Whether you’re stashing gifts from your ex or hiding evidence of your once-happy life, we’re here to help you get a fresh start. Find a friendly Storelocal facility near you by using the location finder in the upper toolbar or contact us with questions about your unique storage situation.

What unit size is right for you!

Watch our size guide videos to choose the right unit

Size Guide for storage units

Find storage near me

Recommended locations