Moving house can be a very stressful time. Home storage (putting your home belongings into self storage) offers a practical solution helping to smooth out the kinks, so you can take your time and pack at your own pace – allowing self storage to make your house move to run like clockwork.
Pack your home in stages...
Feeling the pressure of the removal van arriving? Who says packing has to be done in a day – or even a week?
A much more relaxed way to move places is to take things gradually and tackle packing bit by bit. A self storage unit, handily located near you, is a secure half-way house where you can keep packed boxes ready for moving day.
Start by packing up things you rarely use and move boxes into your storage room as soon as they’re sealed and labelled with the contents. Not only will you get ahead with your packing, you won’t be tripping over work already done as you try to move to the next area. You can start the initial process weeks, or even months, in advance, and as your cupboards and rooms become less crammed, your house will appear more spacious and attractive to buyers.
Also… unpack your new home in stages with flexible self storage
Once you’re all moved in, having storage near you can give you a little time to settle – especially if there are initial works or repairs that need doing in your new property. Also, by gradually unpacking items in storage, furniture and other possessions are easier to asses, helping you decide where to put them or if you really want to keep them. Home self storage can also buy you time to improve your new home’s storage capability, so that what you do keep doesn’t get under your feet – making your home feel more spacious and better organised. You can also treat a smaller self storage unit like a spare room, safeguarding things you’re not using right now and creating some overflow. Your storage room will keep things protected while they’re out of sight.
Show your best, store the rest
Decluttering with home storage can help make it more attractive to potential buyers. Almost every home shows better with less furniture (and will help people imagine their own things in your space).
Remove pieces of furniture that block or hamper paths and walkways and put them in storage units. Since your bookcases are now empty, get them into storage too. Remove extra leaves from your dining room table to make the room appear larger. However, don’t get too carried away with storage; furniture in each room needs to showcase the room’s purpose. Leave enough to demonstrate how the room works as well while still leaving plenty of space to move around. You don’t want buyers scratching their heads and saying, “What is this room used for?”
If your dates change, so can ours
Sometimes move-out dates don’t coincide with actual move-in dates and you need to change your home storage arrangements. Chains get broken.
References arrive late. Plans change. The great thing about self storage is the flexibility. You can extend the length of stay or change your storage moving in or moving out dates.
You can also increase the size of storage room if you decide to add items later. There are lots of uncertainties when moving home, but storage facilities for your things during the process needn’t be one of them.
Storage under the hammer
A quick auction sale also means a quick handover – you will be expected to vacate the property within 28 days from the moment the hammer falls. Self storage can be a life saver if this happens, providing a quick safe haven for storing furniture and personal items.
Bridge the gap between homes with self storage near you
There could be many reasons to move out of your home before you’ve secured a new one, and storage units can help bridge the gap. It’s often less stressful to sell your home – or give up your flat – first, putting items into a self storage unit before taking up temporary accommodation with friends or family.
Logistically, storage rooms make this much easier, especially if you have a lot of bulky things such as storing furniture. Friends might be okay with you kipping on the couch, but they won’t want your vinyl collection clogging up the hallway. Plus, with all your possessions safely away in self storage, you can be much more fluid with your movements should you need to take up a couple of temporary arrangements. You’ll protect those precious Happy Monday records too.
Use our space to better yours
Self storage comes to the rescue whether you’re having the house deep cleaned, decorating the bedrooms, having the carpet’s washed, the tile’s replaced, or the shed demolished. Any job will be much easier and more effective when your furniture and belongings are safely in storage, out of your way. Fumigate the flat, and then settle in.
Keep your possessions safe while you travel
If you’re moving overseas for work, or planning on a quick trip around the world, putting your things in self storage couldn’t be simpler. You’ll know everything you packed away will be exactly where you left it. No more mildewy basements, clogged-up cupboards or friends’ difficult to reach attics – storage units give you peace of mind while you’re away instead.
You can also take advantage of self storage while you rent your home or flat out during your travels to help with journey expenses. Keep all your personal belongings safe and secure in a storage unit – especially useful if your tenants want to rent your place unfurnished.
Protect your items with quality storage supplies
We also sell cardboard boxes and other packing supplies to help you make the most of your storage room. When you’re packing, write on each box what it contains and to which room it belongs before stacking boxes in storage. Don’t just write it on one side, as sometimes a box may be stacked in such a way that your label is hidden from view. If you don’t want to write directly onto a box or other storage container, buy some masking tape and a marker pen.
Safe, secure, convenient and flexible, self storage near you can make moving home the exciting time it’s supposed to be.