Another reason that people rent storage units might be that they have inherited quite a bit of furniture and other items. Rather than try to crowd everything into their home, they choose to place it in a storage unit. This gives them the opportunity to go through everything slowly in order to decide where they want to put it in their own home. If they do not have a good place to put certain items in their home, they might choose to sell them, give them away, or continue to keep some special items in the storage unit so they can pass them on to their own children.
People might also rent a storage unit if they are expecting a child. Rearranging things in a home can help accommodate all of the furniture that is needed to care for a new child, but if the living space is small there might not be room to do this successfully and still be able to feel comfortable. In this case, temporarily placing some of their furniture in a storage unit can free up the needed space. Once the child is a few years old and no longer needs things like a high chair or changing table, the family can return their original items to the home from the storage unit. Of course, if they are planning to eventually have more children, it might be wise to put the unused baby items in the storage unit until they are needed again.