Moving house can be very stressful. Renting a storage unit can help you to be better equipped once your moving day arrives, and gives you some space to breathe, and peace of mind when it comes to the safety of your belongings.
If you are currently in the process of moving, we’ve got some hints and tips for how storage can help.
1. If you plan to downsize
If you are planning on downsizing from a large house to something smaller, an additional self-storage unit can be a great help, especially if your new home is already furnished.
The last thing that you want to do is clutter your new surroundings with excess baggage from your previous home.
However much you try to downsize, you just may not be ready to get rid of everything. Take your time by utilising self-storage to keep certain items offsite. Things such as seasonal decor, appliances and old wardrobe items can easily be put away in self-storage until you need them again. This leaves more room for new things in your home while keeping your old items safe and secure ready for when you want to sort them all out.
2. To declutter while selling your home
Do you want to make your home perfect to sell to potential buyers? At the very least, you will want to have a bit of a declutter at home so that it looks as good as possible. If you have a lot of stuff to clear out from your home, but have no place to put it at all, self storage could be the ideal short -term option.
Our storage units at RedSpot come in a variety of sizes. So you will have options depending on how much you wish to store.
3. Storage for a Transitional Period
Moving from one home to another can create obstacles and unforeseen hiccups that you hadn’t factored in. Luckily, a self-storage unit can be the perfect place to keep your items should anything unexpected happen, such as movers cancelling or having to reschedule or your move-in and move-out dates don’t quite align.
4. Safety and Security
Storage units are known for being safe , compared to storing your stuff in a garage or a shed.
Make sure the storage facility you choose is equipped with surveillance cameras, lighting and high security fencing.
5. Take your time moving
Another benefit to renting a self-storage unit while moving is that it allows you to take time during the transition period and to find the next house or apartment that is right for your budget and needs.
Since your items are already safe and secure, you won’t feel pressured to find a new location in a hurry, and end up with a property you’re not overly keen on.
Choosing a new home is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly or rushed into
6. Peace of mind
Having the peace of mind that your stuff is well protected during a house is invaluable. Self-storage can help ease the moving process, and allow you to do things at your own pace. .