3 Storage Options when Planning a Move

Moving from one place to another can be a stressful situation no matter how hard you try and prepare. One helpful tip is to be aware of different storage options for when it comes time to start packing your many belongings. Below are three different storage ideas that will help make your move go as smoothly as possible.

Moving Containers 

One of the more popular storage options nowadays is a moving container. They are a cheaper way to store your items as you move, and they give you more flexibility when it comes to your moving timeline. Before you are planning to move, your chosen company will personally deliver a large storage container right to your doorstep. You will be responsible for the actual wrapping and packing process, as well as unpacking it when you get to your destination. However, the moving company will pick the storage container up when you are ready to move and deliver it to your new home. They come in a variety of sizes and are weather-proofed to protect your belongings.

Self-Storage Units 

Self-storage units are perfect for moves that occur within the same town or city. Most areas have units available for rent on a monthly basis, in a variety of sizes. They are typically climate-controlled and require a code or key to access. If you are moving to a nearby town or city, you can use the storage unit to keep items that you may not need right away but would rather have them out of the way for the move. Storage units can be rented for one month or for as many months as you would like, giving you the flexibility you need during a stressful move.

Family or Friends 

If you are moving somewhere close and are short on extra cash, consider asking a trusted family member or friend if they can help you out. You may be able to keep your personal items in their homes, as long as they have extra space and are open to the idea. This can help you save money by not having to pay for a self-storage unit or moving pod. Plus, you may only need to store a few boxes or pieces of furniture while you move the rest of your personal belongings. A storage unit or moving pod may be too much in price and size for what you need. Of course, make sure you can trust the people storing your items- you don’t want to find out they have been given away or sold behind your back.

Taking advantage of these three ideas for storage space will help your move go that much smoother. Planning ahead will also help you stress less about an event that doesn’t always go as you hope.

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