Tackling a move in stages is a smart choice. How about packing and storage? Are you systematic about those things, too?
Have you hired movers to help you move across country or to a new city? It’s time to face the reality that you won’t be able to bring and use all the stuff you have at home right now. Though some people cite some issues that self-storage presents, doing it for the short-term can lessen the issues you face when moving to an unfamiliar place. Start making your list of storage-related tasks so that your plan for a seamless move will be complete.
When Short-term Storage Is Necessary
Even if you are sure about many aspects of the move, there might be a few glitches here and there. If you don’t account for short-term storage, you might have to let go of some of the items that you’ve held dear for a long time. For instance, there may be a problem in the new apartment, and you cannot move in on the set date. What of the other furniture and personal belongings that must be removed from your old home already? Self-storage is an affordable and reasonable option.
At this time, it would be prudent to look into possible short-term offers near your area to prepare for such a scenario. Some storage facilities also provide transport of the items from your address.
You can store some of the items that will not fit in the new house (or in your new lifestyle) in a storage facility. Short-term storage during the move may be necessary, but you have to consider long-term storage as well. Most of the leases available are every month, but you might be able to find long-term leases at affordable prices. The rent may vary depending on size, availability, and the season.
Storage facilities may offer indoor and outdoor storage units. Indoor units are more expensive, but the items within are more protected from the elements. There are various sizes of storage units available, depending on the volume and number of items.
Items for Storage
Aside from bulky furniture and old appliances, you can also store mementos and keepsakes from past years. There may be no extra storage space in the new house to accommodate them. Besides, you have to make way for household items yet to be purchased. A high-quality storage unit should keep your precious souvenirs in great condition. Pack them appropriately and place them in the right containers. If you can afford a climate controlled storage unit, then you may even store family heirlooms and antiques that you cannot display or use in your new place of residence. Ensure items that are of great value are insured adequately.
Self-storage units offer an answer to the question that’s been bugging you for a while now: Where will I put all my books, grandma’s rocking chair, and all the stuffed toys the kids don’t want to play with anymore? You will face many challenges as you proceed with an interstate move. Even an intercity change of address can be daunting, so deal with your storage concerns now!