In Part 1 of 3 Ways Self Storage makes Moving Easier, we told you that, despite the added cost and having yet another thing to do in the midst of your move, renting a storage unit offered a number of advantages that can all help make your move easier. And the first on we showed you was how you can get more money for your home by renting a storage unit for many of the extra things you have so the home looks less cluttered to potential buyers.
So let’s look at two more ways that storage units help make your move easier.
1. Solves Many Logistics of Moving
Even if you’ve moved often, it isn’t until you actually get into the move itself that you’ll find out about all the little details that must be looked after. For example, many people will realize that the move is a great time to get new furniture and appliances.
But if they accept delivery at their old home before they move, they’ll be adding significantly to how many things they need to move. And they can’t deliver the goods to the new home because they don’t have possession.
Arranging to have your new furniture and appliances delivered to a self storage unit not only solves the problem of where to send them, but it gives you the option to move them at your leisure.
Also, all or some of the old furniture and appliances that you’re replacing might not be ready for recycling. You may have family and/or friends who could use it. Even if you don’t, you may be able to defray some of the costs of moving by selling things online. With them in a storage unit, not only are they safe until you need them, you can use the unit as a place to meet anyone who wants to buy, instead of having strangers come to your home.
2. Gives You the Gift of Time
Regardless of why you rent a storage unit to ease your move, it takes some of the time pressure off the overall move. If you rent the unit to help stage your home, anything you put in the unit doesn’t necessarily have to be moved with everything else. Instead, you have the option of leaving things in the unit until you get set-up in the new house, when you have more time to attend to it.
If you have things you want to give away, sell or donate, having them in a storage unit means you don’t have to worry about doing anything with them until you’re ready.