In the situation where one is moving away from their home and will need temporary storage between house moves and is not relocating directly to their new home, moving can be a complicated process.
During the course of a move, we recommend using temporary storage as much as possible. Here are some tips:
Which Items Must Be Stored?
Is there anything you are going to store in a storage facility and what items are you going to take with you?
To begin with, we need to decide where each of the pieces goes. It is likely that some items will remain with you at your temporary accommodation, including clothes and essentials you use every day. However, other items will be taken to a storage facility, remain at an old address, at a friend’s house.
You can divide up your temporary home items and make a list, to the best of your ability, of everything that you will need.
Declutter Before You Store
Whenever you are moving house, it is always a good idea to get rid of as much clutter as possible, as it will ensure that you only pay for removals for items you need to bring.
Even more important, is the process of decluttering via a storage facility in advance of a move, as the cost of most storage is like that of rent based on the area of the unit. If you declutter your home, you will be able to keep your storage costs to a minimum.
So, how can you safely store your possessions when moving?
At A Friends Or Family’s House
If you have small items to store then this could be a really easy and simple option. Ask your friends and family to store a few boxes while you complete the big move. You can then either collect them at a later date or ask them to bring them with them when they come to visit. This not only helps to cut down on removal costs but also gets others to help you with any unloading at the other end.
At A Storage Unit
This is the most popular way to safely store your possessions while moving. It provides you with space and time. You can store larger items and boxes until you know if you need them in your new home as well as giving them time to sort out other important parts of your move. Once you are ready for your belongings they will be safe and secure in your hired storage space when you need them.
Have Them Delivered To Your New House Before Hand
If you have a crossover of dates and get the keys to your new home before you move out of your old one, then it could be a good option to send some of your possessions to your new house before you get to the big moving day. This is also a great option if you are moving to a new country or long distance.
In A Spare Room
If you have a spare room in your home it can be a useful tool for getting organized for your move. It serves as a great place to store any packed boxes and keeps them out of the way so you don’t feel as though you are living in a stressful, messy environment.
When moving it is important for you to safely store your possessions while moving, this guide should help you to find the right option for you.