For most homeowners who need storage at any time, the two main options are box storage, where your possessions are collected and taken to the storage facility for you, and self-storage, which you will not be surprised to learn, means you take your items to the storage facility yourself.
There is one scenario where we strongly advise you to use box storage and that is if you need storage as part of a house move. Indeed, utilising commercial storage options has proven to be a huge benefit for those who move home. If you read on you will see why that is the case and how storage can help you if, at any time in the future, you decide to move home.
Makes Planning The Move Easier
When preparing for a home move, you should start planning well in advance. One of the first steps is to identify which items will be coming with you to your new home, which items you will dispose of, and which items you are going to put into storage. This can help to streamline the moving process as you will be moving fewer items on your move day and it ensures that all the items you are keeping or storing are accounted for.
Moving home presents you with a great opportunity to declutter your home. Disposing of items you no longer wish to keep, and temporarily moving several possessions into storage, frees up space in your current home. It also means that when you arrive at your new home, there is less opportunity for it to become cluttered the moment you get there.
Provides You With More Space During The Move
Anyone who has ever moved home will know that in the days leading up to move day, the current home can soon lack space due to all the packing and the disassembling of furniture items. This issue can be countered if you place into storage many of the items that you do not need to transport or will not be required at your new home immediately. This extra space now being available will also help enormously on the day of the move.
Packing Your Possessions Is Made Easier
It stands to reason that if you have fewer items being transported between homes on the move day, then there will be less packing that has to be done before that day. This means fewer packing materials and boxes are required which saves you space, time, and money. Another benefit is that there is less chance of something getting broken or damaged whilst being wrapped and packed, for example.
The Day Of Your Move Is Less Stressful
A house move is a stressful event for all kinds of reasons, and on the day itself, you can feel like everything is spinning out of control which can cause excess and unnecessary anxiety for you and possibly your family. With many of your possessions in storage for safe keeping, it can mean that as the move is better organised and it proceeds smoothly with the help of your professional removalists, you feel in greater control and those anxiety levels are diminished considerably.
Delicate And Expensive Items Are Protected
Be assured that 99.99% of removalists are dedicated professionals who will transport your possessions to your new home without incident, however, mishaps and events beyond their control can happen. So, if you want to take that extra step and have complete protection for your valuable or delicate items then placing them in secure and climate-controlled storage whilst your house move takes place, will provide it.
Can Save You Time And Money
Due to several of the reasons we have already cited, such as less packaging required, fewer items to be packed, and therefore less that needs to be transported between homes, it means you can save a considerable amount of time and money when moving home, thanks to commercial storage.