Reasons why you may need storage when moving home
Self-storage can help you when moving house!
Moving house can be one of the most stressful things in life, but efficient use of a self-storage unit can make the experience easier and almost hassle-free!
When moving house, self-storage can help you save on costs, time and stress. For instance: using storage to declutter your house prior to putting it on the market, will allow prospective buyers to see the potential of the property and not get distracted by your belongings. It will also allow you to do the move in stages, and pay less because you won’t be taking stuff you don’t need.
In addition, in the event that there is an unplanned problem on moving day, you can always put your belongings temporarily in a storage unit until you work out plan B, and if your next home needs a bit of TLC before you move in, you can pop your stuff into storage until you are ready for it!
Let’s have a look at ‘Reasons Why I May Need Storage When I Move House‘:
Declutter before moving day
In the run-up to moving day, you’ll realise how much stuff you actually own! Bearing in mind that removals companies charge by how long it will take to pack up your belongings and how many trips they will make, it makes sense to declutter your place as much as possible – so when you move some items into self-storage in advance, it will certainly reduce moving time and costs, as self-storage units are quite affordable, especially when compared to the cost of moving instead of self-storing.
By decluttering, you’ll also be able to see what ‘basics’ you are left with, and how they’ll fit into your new home. Once you’re settled in your new home, you can make an informed decision about what you want to keep in the long term and what you are prepared to sell or give away.
You will probably be in ‘between houses’
Sometimes it can be easier to sell your own home first or give notice of your tenancy than finding the perfect place you’ve been searching for. If you are renting a house or staying someplace else until you move into your new home, self-storage is the perfect solution for you. This way, you can sell your home quickly without having to ask the buyer(s) to delay and risk the sale falling through.
It’s important to keep in mind that your temporary accommodation probably won’t have room for all of your furniture, particularly if it’s furnished or part-furnished – and unpacking everything seems a waste of time and resources, especially if you’re not planning to stay for long.
When moving house is quite common to face moving issues. Timing is of crucial importance but it doesn’t always go to plan, especially if you’re buying and there’s a chain. 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! So what if something unexpected goes wrong at the last minute?
Self-storage can help you when you plan in advance to move everything but the bare essentials into self-storage units. In an emergency, you’ll cope much better than if you are caught by surprise and left outside with the removals company charging by the hour.
Keep it tidy from day one
When moving home, we all want to move in and get settled as quickly as possible! But holding off on bringing everything in one go and waiting to unpack all the boxes when you first move in, certainly has its advantages. This gives you the opportunity to clean your new house properly, and to take some time to plan exactly how you’ll use each room. Keeping all but the basics in self-storage units for a few days or even weeks, is highly efficient and you will certainly feel more in control, as opposed to a stressful situation of ‘all I can see is clutter!’.
Small or large renovations when moving in
Your new house may well be in need of renovating or redecorating. For instance – you might be planning to knock some walls down, repurpose existing rooms, paint the walls, fit new flooring and carpets, etc., – so you will find it much easier to get everything done without having to move and cover all your furniture and personal belongings.
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