Storage Units – Not Necessarily The News
In this edition of "Not Necessarily The News," Tootie Landry wonders what everyone in the Lafayette area is keeping in their storage units.
"Hey! I’m Tootie Landry and this is what I found out today! While driving around the Lafayette area, I can’t help but notice all of the storage units around town! What is everybody keeping? I can understand safety deposit boxes, lockers in school, and filing cabinets; but when we need to rent a room that’s the size of a home in a third world country, that could be a problem!
According to the Self-Storage Association, 50% of storage unit renters are storing what won’t fit in their home! And 1 out of 11 Americans rent a storage unit!
Could it be because American culture is so firmly determined to get a bargain? Think about it… we shop on our lunch hour, patronize outlet malls on vacation, and satisfy our late nights by clicking on a mouse and ordering more stuff!! What are we doing?
And what is with those climate and humidity controlled units? Are they breeding birds in there?
For purposes of this commentary, I called a climate controlled storage business and asked them, “What are your customers keeping in there?” After all, I could have been out the loop on this one! Their answer, “Stuffed animals, Mardi Gras beads, and old furniture.” Yep, what I thought! Really valuable things! And I’m Tootie Landry and this is “Not Necessarily the News!”