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Portable storage units aid the move back home

Portable storage units can make moving cheaper.

Portable storage units can make moving cheaper.

The down economy has impacted the American consumer in a number of ways, and moving back home is just one them. Using portable storage units can cut the costs of relocation.

Whether a person is moving back in with their family or friends due to financial or other troubles, portable storage units provide a cheaper alternative to hiring a moving company, according to Atlanta-based Neighbor Newspapers. There are a number of ways for consumers to save money while they are trying to reorganize their lives, and this is just one of them.

When moving, it's common for consumers to sort through and get rid of some of their belongings. A person can hold a yard sale, repurpose their items, or give them away to a charity, Neighbor Newspapers said.

If a person finds there are some items they aren't able to part with, using storage units is an option, Neighbor Newspapers said. This option gives consumers the ability to hold onto items such as furniture without having to repurchase them down the road when they move back into their own place.

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