Having to move out and relocate to another place can be an ordeal because there is a lot to plan, organize, and work out. Dealing with all the stuff you own is the most overwhelming part of the relocation process. From the roof to the ground and those in between – you must handle everything in one go. Good thing there is help out there that can make moving out less traumatic and stress-free.
With high-quality self-storage facilities, you can store some of your belongings away from your home for several days, weeks or even months. Self-storage companies can also help you pack and move your things, and this is invaluable to the entire moving process.
Here are some reasons why self-storage may be essential during this time.
1. Sell Your Current Home Fast
Space can help sell your property fast. Most buyers are searching for a property that can store all their stuff with plenty of room to spare. So before putting your current home on the market, make sure that it looks spacious by immediately getting rid of things that have accumulated through the years. With a self-storage unit, this can be done fairly quickly and efficiently.
You must have a full de-clutter of all the rooms. This way, you will only bring with you what you need. Also, store the things you do not use frequently before moving out of the house. Your main goal is to make your home look uncluttered and fresh right away.
2. Have a Staged Move
Packing all your things is a huge task. However, if you start packing some of your belongings ahead of the main move, the amount of work will feel less. Moreover, you may become more motivated once you start packing as this keeps your momentum up.
Let some of your stuff go into storage as early as possible. This allows you tackle things in a more organized manner. Also, this helps you to move into your new home slowly so you won’t be swamped with lots of boxes.
Be sure to label your boxes in the storage unit, and keep items organized or separate, e.g. kitchen items, living room items, etc. This will help you move your boxes of stuff much easier into your new home.
When moving day arrives, you will have the opportunity to further de-clutter as you begin furnishing your new home.
3. Make Time to Set Up Your New Home
It can be exciting to move to your new home, but as soon as you get the keys and open your front door, the moving team will be right behind you to unload everything for you. This means that your will be surrounded with boxes (again!), when you know you need to make space for arranging everything.
By keeping some of your stuff in a storage facility, you can perform tasks like getting the carpets cleaned, dealing with electrical requirements, redecorating, and other projects. Self-storage gives you the luxury to perform these tasks with less hassle.
4. Keep Your Stuff Safe
If you are moving out of your current home and you are not yet sure where to relocate, storing some of your things in a storage unit gives you time to find the right place without rushing. You can stay with your family and friends first. During that time, you are sure that all your belongings are safe because you have stored them in a securely monitored storage facility.
5. Get Extra Moving Deals
Some providers of storage facilities also offer the use of a moving truck at a reduced rate when you rent a unit from them. A moving truck will make the relocation process stress-free because you can move your belongings at your own pace. Oftentimes, they also have straps and moving blankets to secure all your things while in transit. A cart or dolly is quite useful for moving heavy items like appliances and furniture.
Furthermore, storage facilities provide moving supplies for their clients to use during a move, such as packing paper, boxes, bubble wrap, and tapes. As compared to those you buy from retail stores, these packing supplies are of higher quality so they help protect your belongings more efficiently.
If you are preparing to move to another city or region, using a self-storage unit is imperative. It allows you to move and start unpacking fewer but highly essential items into your new home while securely keeping the rest of your valuables for later. Now, that’s a lot less stress for you on your moving day!
Chris Humphrey is the General Manager of Easytruck Moving & Storage. In 2013, the company combined their expertise in professional moving services & storage to create an entirely new approach to the business – and mobile storage was born! Easytruck now operates over 30,000sqft of air-conditioned facilities in three convenient locations in Dubai and is the only Mobile Storage operator in the UAE.