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The Benefits of Using Temporary Storage When Moving

23 October 2020 | 0 comments | Posted by Claire Wouters in Hit the Road

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If you're planning to move your home across the province, state or country, there is no better time than fall, especially for people looking for an affordable and safe home relocation. It's because summer is the busiest time for moving and storage companies, which means they have plenty of work during that time.

In some cases, they might even cancel the booking last minute because movers are usually booked in this season. Plus, the cost of moving services is double or triple due to an increase in demand. On the other hand, relocating home in the winter season is inexpensive, but it comes with potential risks of accident or slip. Therefore, autumn is a preferable season to move your home safely within the budget.

However, please remember, your moving cost will also depend on factors like the distance from pick-up to the delivery destination, time of year, your movers and packers, location, and your moving load. Therefore, before you start packing your belongings, spend some time purging things that you don't use anymore. Based on its condition and usability, you can donate, sell, or throw away unwanted stuff.

Additionally, at times, it might not be possible to shift everything in a single trip, especially in a long-distance move. Thus, by using temporary storage services, you can not only save money and time but also reduce your stress significantly. Did we mention working with a reliable moving and Storage Company can also help you have an affordable and hassle-free relocation?

You will find a plethora of articles on the internet talking about the advantages of hiring the right moving company. But in this post, we will list down some incredible benefits of using temporary storage when moving.

Downsizing home

Are you moving to a house that is less spacious than your current home? Or you feel that shifting all your belongings to a new space is an overwhelming process. In any case, a temporary storage service is the best solution. But if you're having term-long goals for downsizing your home, it is not advisable to go for storage services. In such cases, donating or selling is the best solution.

Temporary living arrangement

If you haven't found permanent living space in a new state or country, choosing temporary storage can help you in several ways. It is a typical instance that people find them stuck in short-term living situations during home relocation. For example, they stay in a friend's or relative's homes, temporary rental, and hotel until they find a suitable place to live. Thus it is better to hire temporary storage for keeping your belongings, except for essential items if you have sold your old residence.

In this way, you will be free from the stress of storing your belongings for the time being. If you ask your friend or relative to take care of your belongings, it will lead to inconvenience for them and their family members.

Home staging

Do you want to sell your home for cash before moving out of state or country? You can leverage temporary storage services when staging your home for buyers. If you're listing your home on the real estate market, staging is an essential step to draw the attention of your potential buyers. As per the survey by the National Association of Realtors, on average, a staged home sells more than a non-staged home.

To stage your home, you will be asked to create more space by removing personal items, organizing rooms, and maintaining decor and furnishings as minimal as possible. In some cases, your real estate agent may also ask you to move out of the house to stage your home from scratch. Thus, hiring temporary storage services can reduce most of your stress.

New home layout

With boxes, furniture, and decorations everywhere, arranging and organizing your new home isn't an easy task. It becomes tough to plan a layout for your new home, as you're not well-aware of the design and space. Therefore, instead of rushing through unpacking your boxes and inappropriately settling down your households, use temporary storage to ensure less clutter and an organized unpacking process.

Storing newly purchased furnishings

Most people prefer to purchase fresh furnishings and decor for their brand new house. Without having a safe and convenient space to store these items, it is not easy to achieve desirable interior design and decor. If you want to give your home a fresh makeover, you can take advantage of short-term storage to use it as a warehouse for your brand new furnishings.

Several people feel overwhelmed with the thought of moving home, along with preparing a few items for temporary storage. If you are one of them, it is best to hire a company that offers both moving and storage services in your local area. When it comes to temporary storage facilities, they are safe and secure, as they come with high-level security and climate-controlled features.

Besides this, you do not need to worry about how to move your valuables to a storage warehouse. All you need to do is book your temporary storage facility; your provider will pick your belongings from your home. And whenever you want these stored items, your provider will send them to your new address. It is much simpler than you think.

The bottom line

Moving home can become stressful and messier. Therefore, if you don't want to get stuck between the moving company and Storage Company and take more stress, we urge you to work with a company that handles both. Apart from being convenient, hiring a company that deals in moving and storage service can save you both money and time.

Lastly, before you make a final decision, it is essential to consider your potential moving company experience, workers' training, insurance, and license to operate legally. As a thumb rule, to avoid getting scammed, get multiple quotes from at least four to five companies, and choose the most suitable option for you.

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