Should You Get a Storage Unit?

December 6, 2018 Uncategorized

Here’s 3 reasons why self-storage may be the right move for you.

Temporary Move or Transitional Period?

This is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of needing a storage unit. Maybe you’re staying with a relative for a few months while you look for your own place.  Perhaps you just moved to a new area and have a temporary place but are still looking for a more permanent home.  Whatever the case may be, if you’re in a short-term spot, then you probably don’t want to pack, move, and unpack everything you own just to repeat again soon.  Some of your things might not even get used until the next move and don’t need to be unpacked.  Just unpack what you need at your current spot.  You won’t be needing your skis this summer, so those can go in storage.

Reduce The Stress of Moving

Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of packing everything you own and moving it to the new house in a limited time frame?  Start putting things in storage a month or two prior to your move, to give yourself extra time to get things done.  Moving can be stressful.  You may have a time constraint between the first day of access to the new house and the deadline to get everything out of the old place.  You might be trying to move over the weekend and avoid taking more time off work.  There’s paperwork to complete, deposits to be made, and utilities to setup.  Why try to cram all these tasks into a weekend or two, if you could spread out some of the less time-sensitive things?  The long-forgotten boxes that you need to move out of the attic or basement aren’t likely to be needed the first week in the new house, so why move it on the same day as your essentials? By getting a storage unit prior to your move, you can give yourself plenty of extra time to move some of your extra belongings out of the old house when you’re not on a time crunch. This will give you a chance to focus on important tasks when it’s time for the move.

Prevent Clutter in The New House

It can be really exciting to move into a new place, but one thing is almost guaranteed to ruin the magic – clutter.  After a tiresome weekend of packing everything you own and moving it across town, you finally have everything moved into your new home.  The problem is that you’re too exhausted to deal with all the packed boxes stacked up in your new living room.  It can be difficult to enjoy the new place when it’s already a mess. Why not avoid the clutter by putting some things in storage?  Anything that you won’t need to unpack right away could be moved into a storage unit instead.  That way, the boxes of sweaters are out of sight and not on your coffee table.

Still have questions about the best storage options to suit your needs? Whatever your reason for getting a storage unit, there’s always professionals who can help.  For answers to your self-storage questions or to find out how else we can help with your move, contact us.

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