In the months and even years after you have a baby, it's easy to turn your basement or a spare bedroom in your home into a storage space for baby clothing, toys, and other items. Over time, you'll notice that you're seldom paying attention to these items that are quickly reducing the available space in your home. If you're not ready to get rid of them, it's a good idea to think about putting them in storage. By relocating these items to a self-storage facility close to your home, they'll be available when you need them but otherwise not cluttering your living quarters. Here are some things to think about when you store these items.

Ideal To Keep For Other Children

Many people keep baby items because they plan to have another child in the future. In this scenario, there's little point to throwing out clothing, toys, and accessories when you'd only need to replace them in a couple years' time. Similarly, you may not plan to have another child, but perhaps your siblings or friends will soon be having children of their own. By storing these items — and maybe asking a sibling or friend to split the bill with you — the items will be ready when they're needed.

Freeing Up Space In Your Home

If your home is small, it's not a good idea to devote a large amount of storage space to baby items. These are likely things that you might not use for months on end, which means there's no reason to have them cluttering your home. Storing these items can make a basement or spare room cramped. Additionally, items stored in your basement can be susceptible to water damage or mold growth. By getting the items out of your home and into a storage unit, you'll free up significant space in your home and, due to the climate-controlled nature of storage units, you won't have to worry about mold.

A Perfect Sales Venue

If you reach a point that you no longer wish to store these baby items — perhaps you or those you know are not having any more children — you have a perfect sales venue for turning the items into cash. Instead of carting everything to a consignment store and waiting for it to sell, you can advertise a sale and invite people to the storage facility. Or, if the facility has an annual sale day, you can set up your unit for customers on that day. Any items that don't sell can then be donated to a local shelter, for example.

For more tips, contact a company like Millville Self Storage.