On average, a person moves 8 times in their life. This could be down to a variety of different reasons.
When moving house, self storage can help you to save time, stress and money. Using self storage to declutter your home before you put it up on the market will allow potential buyers to see the property without getting distracted with clutter, potentially making it more desirable! It will also allow you to do the move in stages and pay less as you won’t be taking stuff with you that you don’t need.
Moving house is known as being one of the most stressful things you can go through in life, but efficient use of a self storage unit can make it so much easier!
1. You need to declutter before moving day
In the run-up to moving day, you’ll begin to appreciate just how much stuff you actually have! Bearing in mind that removal companies charge for how long it takes to pack up your stuff, as well as number of trips, it makes sense to get yourself a head start. If you move some items into storage before you actually move, you will reduce some moving costs.
Once you’ve settled into your new home, you can then go through the stuff you have in storage and decide if you actually want to keep anything.
2. You’re between houses
Sometimes people find it easier to sell their own home first, then rent a house or stay with family until you can find and move into your ideal place. That way, it takes out possible issues that could lead to the sale falling through.
If you are renting or staying with family, it’s worth mentioning it’s likely there won’t be room for all of your furniture and belongings. you’re going to need to keep your stuff somewhere in the meantime. A self storage unit could be the safest and most reliable option to keep all your belongings in tip top shape.
3. There’s an unplanned problem on moving day
When moving house, timing is key, and sometimes things don’t always go to plan. All it takes is for one person to have a problem with their mortgage approval or removals company and it can all come crashing down!
You should always have a backup in case of these issues.
You can put almost anything into a clean, dry, secure self storage unit for as long as you need, until you can move into your new home.
Try to plan ahead, and have different options covered in case you are let down by another party.
4. You want to unpack slowly
It’s perfectly understandable that you’ll want to move in and get settled as quickly as possible after a moving day. But waiting to unpack everything will have it’s advantages. It will give you a chance to give your new home a proper deep clean before putting all of your lovely furniture in it.
You can keep all of your non-essentials in self storage until you are ready to finish unpacking.
5. Your new home needs some TLC
Everyone loves a project or a hobby. Perhaps you’ve bought a house that’s in need of renovation work. Maybe you have some big plans like knocking down walls and repainting etc. You can’t do any of that with a loaf of furniture lying around. So you need to keep them out of the way. A self storage unit can be ideal while you are doing some renovating or decorating.
6. You’re moving overseas
If you’re planning to move abroad, placing your existing belongings in storage in the UK will allow you to travel freely without the added stress of transporting all of your personal items.
If you’re planning to stay abroad for just a year or two, you can keep all of your stuff in a clean and dry storage unit!
7. You’re moving for work
If you’re moving for your job, you may prefer to store your belongings in self storage and retrieve them once you have settled into your new home. You might move into a furnished, rented accommodation, and not have room for all of your old furniture. Or you might just want to take the bare essentials with you and be sure that you’re happy moving to a new area for the long term before committing to moving all your possessions into your new home.
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