When moving home, a self-storage unit can help you to save time, stress and money. Using storage to declutter your house prior to putting it on the market will allow prospective buyers to see the potential of the property. It will also allow you to do the move in more manageable stages.
Using a storage facility is a great way to take away some of the stress on moving day because it means not everything has to be done in one day. You can stagger the moving of your belongings, getting stuff you don’t currently need out of the house early and only moving things into your new home when you’re ready to find a place for them.
Here are a few tips for using a storage unit when moving home.
1. Plan everything out and start early
Before choosing a storage facility for your move, consider your overall plan of action. Do you have a specific timeframe of when you want to move? When are you likely to complete on the house sale and/or purchase of your new home? Are you thinking of hiring a van to do the moving yourself or do you need to hire removals?
In the run-up to moving day, you’ll begin to appreciate just how much work is involved. Bear in mind that removals companies charge by how long it will take to undertake the move. It therefore makes sense to declutter your house as much as possible beforehand. Moving some items yourself into self-storage in advance will reduce moving time and costs.
2. Make sure to choose the right size unit
When choosing a unit, you’ll want to make sure that there’s enough room for your goods to be kept safe and free from damage. Picking a unit that’s too small will lead to your things getting damaged from being crammed into a tight space for long periods of time. On the other hand you also don’t want to get a unit that’s too big as bigger units tend to be more expensive. There are many different sized storage units on offer at storage facilities ranging from smaller 25 sq.ft and 50 sq.ft rooms up to 100 sq.ft and 150 sq.ft garage sized units.
3. Reserve your space
Booking your unit early is important to ensuring that you have the right space that you need. If you wait too late, you may not get the exact unit you want. Reserve your space as soon as you get a realistic moving date confirmed so that you can start your preparations early.
Moving home can be stressful experience, don’t let the task of sorting storage be an extra stress. Finding the right self-storage unit with Bigfoot Self Storage is easy and hassle-free. We have a wide variety of storage units for you to choose from.
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