Handy Storage Tips for Moving Into Your New Home
Moving into a newly constructed home is an exciting time for anyone. But with so much to plan and prepare it certainly isn’t something that you should rush into. Here are a few tips for planning your move and storing your possessions while you wait for your new home to be built.
If possible wait until your new home is ready for you to move in
Moving directly into your new home will make your move much easier, faster, and less stressful, so if possible wait until your new home has been built and is ready for you to move into.
Not only will doing so save you time and make the whole moving process much easier, but you will also save yourself money. With so many things to pay for when moving into a new home, saving yourself money wherever possible is naturally very important.
Sort your possessions and only take with you what you need
The less you take with you the less you need to pack, store, move, and unpack, plus you will have less clutter at your newly constructed residence.
You have many options to consider with regard to the possessions that you don’t want to take with you to your new home. For instance, you could hold a garage sale, give your unwanted possessions to family, friends, and local charities, or if you want to hold onto them for later but don’t want to take them with you to your new home, you can store them in a storage facility.
Storing your possessions in a storage facility is a cost-effective option to look into that enables you to hold onto the possessions that you don’t need urgently at your new home, but don’t want to give or throw away.
This is one of the most common options that people choose when moving into a newly built modular home and as there are storage facilities in most areas you should have quite a few to consider and compare.
Source a secure storage facility in a suitable location
Self-storage is big business these days and as competition in the sector is extensive, you should find that most rates you are offered are highly competitive, and that there isn’t much at all between competing storage facilities in terms of price.
This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t compare rates as you should always shop around, but don’t concern yourself solely with price as there are many other things that you will need to take into account when sourcing a suitable storage facility, including selecting the right storage option for your storage needs.
The location of the storage facility is important because you need to access it and it should therefore be located somewhere that is easily accessible to you. This will reduce the time and costs incurred when you need to access your possessions.
Excellent customer service is also a must, so take into account your initial contact with the staff. Are they friendly, how are you treated, and do they take the time to explain your options to you? This is a very important consideration indeed.
Tight security is another important factor for obvious reasons. Is there on-site security 24/7 and do they have a security system with alarms and cameras in place? Additionally, insist upon computerised access and note whether they ‘screen’ you when you apply for a storage unit by asking for your identification and proof of current address.
Moving home needn’t be stressful. Plan your move with time to spare, store your possessions in a secure storage facility and enjoy life in your new home.