Here are two ways in which renting storage units can be beneficial for soon-to-be parents.
It can ensure that they have plenty of space in their home for their infant's belongings
Soon-to-be parents often have to declutter their homes in the run-up to having their babies, to make space for the numerous items that they need to take care of their infants. Space has to be made in the home for things like the baby's changing table, their crib, the wardrobe or chest of drawers that will hold their clothes, their seat swing as well as all of the toiletries, feeding equipment and toys that they will require.
Making space for all of these things can be a challenge for couples whose homes aren't very large, and they may, for example, need to turn their guest room or home gym into a nursery, by removing all of the items that are currently in that room. However, this can then result in the couple being left with, for example, no space in their home for their dumbbell set, their guest bed or their rowing machine.
If a couple ends up in this situation, renting a storage unit for these extra items that they've had to remove from an area of their home could be very sensible. Storage facilities usually have storage units in a wide range of sizes, including ones that would be large enough to accommodate bulky objects such as (disassembled) guest beds and large gym equipment. By storing these items in a secure, clean and dry storage unit, they won't need to worry about them being damaged by things like termites, moisture, or rodents, in the way that they might if they stuffed them into, for instance, a relative's damp garden shed or garage.
It could allow them to remove hazardous things from their home without having to give up using them
There are a lot of things that new parents have to worry about, one of which is all of the everyday items in their homes that are potentially hazardous and, therefore, not child-friendly. However, permanently getting rid of items that they know they'll need to use to take care of their home (such as, for example, their gardening or DIY tools) is neither economical nor practical. In these circumstances, it could be helpful for these couples to put all of these hazardous things into a storage unit. This could completely eliminate the parents' need to worry about their baby ever coming across these items in the home, but will still allow the parents to access these items when they need them.
By keeping these things in a storage unit, instead of, for example, stowing them at a friend's house, the couple will be able to pick up the items whenever they want to, rather than having to call up their friend and ask for permission to come over and collect these things. Furthermore, in a storage unit, there is no chance that, for example, someone will borrow and break these items, spill liquids on them or cause some other damage to them (something that could happen if the objects in question were left at a friend's house).