Moving house? Self-storage might not be the first thing on your mind, but it’s certainly something that can take off a big strain and help save you time, money, and effort during one of the most stressful and challenging undertakings.
When you’re moving house, storage becomes a vital consideration as space and time become hugely valuable; it’s why a large proportion of our customers come to Space4U in the first place. Here we look at the top reasons to consider self-storage, and how it can really ease the move to a new home at all stages of the process.
Declutter your house before you move
This is really three benefits in one, and can help at all stages of moving house: while you’re selling; during the actual move; and in the long term at your new property.
It makes it easier to sell your house
Having fewer items in your home means both more space and a more neutral appearance, which helps make the building itself more attractive, as well as avoiding putting potential buyers with strong taste and preference in décor.
It might not even be obvious to you, but viewers might notice what you miss if you’ve become accustomed to having a full house or making do with just a little more in the way of contents than can comfortably fit in the house.
As well as being more appealing to buyers, there’s an added benefit for you, as it’s easier to maintain a clean appearance when there’s less to organise – moving home is stressful enough that you don’t need the extra concern of tidying more than you need to before viewings.
You’ll only need to move fewer items on the day
Moving to a new house can be a lengthy process, and although there’s a huge and sudden upheaval on moving day, it makes perfect sense to make the most of the run-up to the move and keep unnecessary items out of the way where possible.
It’s cheaper, easier and quicker to move fewer items, so why not look into what you can store long term to save the extra effort on an already hectic day?
Embrace the opportunity for a permanent clear-out
There’s more than just the lead-up and the move itself to consider when it comes to your home contents; if you’re downsizing it can be essential to create more space by moving items into storage, and even if you’re moving to a larger house it’s sensible to use the change as a time to reconsider what you need to keep. Self-storage can provide breathing room for you to see what’s really important, and makes the process of clearing out a lot easier.
Overcome time-related issues when moving
As much as you plan, you’re bound to encounter some unexpected issues during a house sale, often on the moving day itself. Preparing as much as you can in advance can help to mitigate the impact this has on the move, and one of the simplest ways to make a big difference is by keeping your household contents in self-storage.
Whether it’s a delay that prevents you from moving in, or if you’ve accounted for this and are planning on temporary accommodation between houses, self-storage is the ideal solution to costly transport and other logistical issues.
As well as making the move smoother, it also allows you more time to unpack at your own pace and settle in without a big rush to organise, tidy and rearrange everything. Home contents storage is also handy when it comes to the next step – getting your new home in shape to unpack properly.
Get stuff done in your new home
Most homes need at least some work when you move in, and whatever your plans are, from a complete renovation to more cosmetic changes, it’s always a good idea to make sure you have the time and space to get everything done efficiently.
Painting rooms, for instance, is far easier to have all the contents out of the way; rather than playing Tetris with your furniture just to reach a new wall, you’ll save lots of time – and avoid any unfortunate accidents – if your furniture is safely stored elsewhere. Putting down new carpets or other floorings can be a big effort when there’s lots of stuff taking up space, so it’s
It’s tricky when you’re doing it yourself, but when you need to arrange professionals it’s vital that you have the space to carry out work in the time available. Furniture, clothing and other items that will just get in the way can be stored while you arrange and complete all types of renovation.
Sounds great – how do I arrange self-storage for moving house?
That’s where we can help. With decades of experience, our team will be happy to advise on everything from finding the right size container to arranging pickup and access to your storage unit at our facilities in Bracknell and Windsor. Contact us today to find out more.