You are moving house? You are moving into a smaller apartment? You have a lot of stuff that you got from your parents? You do not know what to do with them? You do not want to get rid of them because they are from your parents? You want to keep them for sentimental reasons, but your new apartment is too small? You are going to share the apartment with your friend? You are asking me for advice?
Well, what I suggest is that you explore the possibility of keeping them in a self-storage facility. They are units rented out to tenants. You can talk to the owners and decide on a payment scheme. You can either go a monthly payment scheme or an annual payment scheme. If you have financial issues, the best option is the monthly one. Then, every month you have to pay a small amount. If you go for the annual payment scheme, then you will have to pay a very big amount at one. My advice to you is to pay monthly.
Before you decide on a facility, look around for the cheapest storage units. I am sure there will be plenty available. Talk to people. I am sure there will be others who have already making use of such facilities. The internet is another place where you can look for. You may probably be very busy, but that is not an excuse. When you are choosing one, there are many things that you have to take into consideration. The main thing is that it has to be close to where you live; it should be within easy reach of you. They come in different sizes, and you have to choose one that suits your purpose. You have to check what safety precautions have been taken. Whether video surveillance and alarm systems are provided. You should also check if they are climate controlled.
Your possessions are your responsibility. If your possessions are of sentimental value, then you have to be also the more careful in protecting them. Of course, do not let your possessions become a burden to you. There are people whose business is protecting others property. All you have to do is discuss what they have to offer and go for the plan that suits you best. Do not sit and ponder. Seek and you will find. It is up to you to make things happen. It is up to you to protect your possession by keeping them in a safe and accessible place, isn’t it?