Can you remember the last time you had a storage unit? Maybe it was back in college when you moved across the country only to find out you didn’t have room for that collection of vinyl and your favorite easy chair. Perhaps it was when your mother-in-law needed to move in for a while. Whatever the reason, most people are going to need a storage unit at some point along their journey.

At Lucky Horseshoe Storage, we asked some of our loyal customers about their main motivations for having a storage unit. We thought we’d share the most common reasons below.

More Space

The most obvious reason to rent a storage unit is to have more space. There’s been an ongoing trend of people wanting to declutter their homes. A common problem however, is not having enough room to store all the extra stuff. That’s where storage units can make life a lot easier. Instead of having to store large items at various locations, everything can be put in one spot.

By renting a storage unit, even temporarily, the decluttering process becomes much simpler and less stressful.


As the city of Bend continues to grow, an increasing number of people are finding themselves involved in the process of moving. Moving isn’t easy. There’s so many moving parts that trying to manage all your possessions can take its toll.

A great solution to manage the chaos during a move is renting a temporary storage unit. For a reasonable price, you can have the comfort of knowing that all your important belongings are in a single, secure space. When you’re finally out of boxes, you can end the lease and fully move into your new home.

No Permanent Residence

Believe it or not, there are a lot of people that don’t truly have a home base. Maybe they’re long haul truckers that spend weeks on the road. Or they’re in the military and stationed overseas for extended periods of time. If this sounds like you or someone you know, having a storage unit makes life a lot easier.

Vehicle Storage

If you’ve lived in Bend for any amount of time, you know that our winters can be harsh. They can take an especially hard toll on your vehicles unless you have insulated, indoor storage.

Yet another reason why renting a storage unit for those cold gray months is a good idea. Whether it’s a car, boat, RV, or motorcycle, storage units keep your prized vehicles safe from the elements that can otherwise wreak havoc.

Other People’s Belongings

Unfortunately, our loved ones pass away eventually. The grief and anguish can be untold. So can the process of trying to tie up all the loose ends. A large part of that process is figuring what to do with all of someone’s stuff. Storage units are a great option to help you organize someone else’s possessions as you figure out what the next steps are.

Storage for Students

As more and more students come to Bend, they’re often faced with the dilemma of what to do with their belongings once the school year ends. In many cases, there are few options to store beds, furniture, and other personal belongings.

Once again, leasing a storage unit for a few months during the summer is a great idea. For a reasonable price, students can pack up their dorm rooms or rental spaces and know that all their stuff is safe and sound until they return the following year.

Home Renovation

At some point, many people decide that they want to remodel part of their home. In order to get the renovation done as smoothly and quickly as possible, you’re going to need to empty the space. Again, that means storing everything somewhere else.

You guessed it again. Moving all that furniture into a single space is the easiest option. Once the remodel is done, a quick trip or two to empty the storage unit is all it takes to have your shining like new.


As people grow older and kids leave the nest, it makes a lot of sense to downsize. If you’re thinking about moving into a smaller house, you aren’t going to have as much room to store all your prized possessions.

Storage units give you that extra space at a nominal cost. Whether you plan on selling a bunch of furniture or want to hang onto some things that just don’t fit in the new house, renting a storage unit is a great idea.

Sports Equipment

As active as most people are in Central Oregon, they have a lot of gear. Everything from boats, to mountain bikes, to paddle boards, to skis and snowboards help us enjoy the great outdoors. For a lot of people, there simply isn’t enough space to keep all this equipment in their garage.

If you find yourself faced with a lack of space to store all your equipment, even just a small storage unit can be a great investment.

New Addition to the Family

When you start a family, there’s inevitably a need for more space. That man cave where you used to watch football with your buddies, might become the baby’s bedroom. So, what are you supposed to do with that pool table and all those bar stools?

Putting them in a storage unit for safekeeping is the easiest solution. Even though it might be a few years down the road, you’re going to want that space to hang with the dudes again someday.

Final Thoughts

Our lives are constantly changing. More than ever before, people are switching careers, moving to new locations, and accumulating more stuff. Trying to store and keep track of all your stuff can become dizzying as life continues to race on by.

At Lucky Horseshoe Storage in Bend and Redmond, Oregon, we understand the need to safely store your most important possessions. That’s why we’re committed to providing the best possible service to make this process easy. No matter what your needs for a storage unit might be, it’s our pledge to meet your expectations and provide you the comfort of knowing that all your stored items are safe, 24/7/365.