Weekly Money Tip! Start throwing some stuff away (or selling it) and get rid of that extra storage unit! Storage units were meant to be transitional… places to keep belongings while moving, marrying, divorcing or dealing with a death in …the family. But 50 percent of Americans who use them now are simply using them as a place to store extra stuff, even though the average home size has nearly doubled. Even I have fallen victim to this “extra space” and have rented a unit for over 12 years. What a waste of money. At $75 per month, that’s $10,800 wasted! Not any more though. I did the one project that I didn’t want to do, attack the unit! As of October, I’ll be storage unit free!!