Organising a move requires you to plan and organise several different things, but when it comes to the moving day itself, why try and cram everything into one day? Packing and transporting all of your items will always be more chaotic than you anticipate as many of us don’t realise just how many belongings we have!
So, what is the solution? Well, using self-storage units is a great way of clearing out your property in a more manageable way and providing greater control over when you move everything back into your new home or office. Or perhaps you’re selling your property but haven’t found another that you really love. You shouldn’t feel pressured into anything so using units is well worth the storage cost. According to the Self Storage Association 2020 industry report, 32% of self-storage customers are involved in moving house. Convenient, affordable and reliable, these kinds of facilities are a great way of relieving stress from your move.
In this blog, we explain why you should consider storage units when looking for a removals service and how they can benefit you. Read on for all you need to know.
What is a storage container or unit?
When it comes to organising a removals service, many companies will offer self-storage units. Although this is often considered a facility for those wanting to put old or unused items away it can also prove to be extremely hand when moving. Storage units are secure facilities where you can store a range of items such as furniture, personal belongings and files, in a lockable space. They are highly secure as you will receive your own padlock and the site is usually monitored with CCTV or security 24 hours a day.
The storage cost will depend on how much space you need and how long you need the unit for so there are affordable options to suit all circumstances. When moving house or office, there can often be a gap between selling your current property and moving into your new one, or if you have a lot of items that need sorting, placing them in temporary storage makes life that little bit easier.
Why is a self-storage solution beneficial for your move?
If you’re planning on moving soon or you already have your moving date, anything that will ease the process of moving should be considered! It’s one of the only times in our lives that we have to actually handle EVERYTHING in one go, or so you’d think. Using a removals service such as self-storage gives you time to sit back and assess the situation instead of rushing ahead.
Here are some of the top benefits of using self-storage.
You can sell your property quicker
By packaging away your unused items into self-storage, this can have a positive effect on how quickly you sell your property. Many buyers like to see properties that are bare or uncluttered as it gives them a better idea of the space and layout of the property. You don’t have to pack everything away but think about storing seasonal items, nik-naks and other non-essentials. Buyers like to picture themselves in the property so by putting items into storage you’re presenting your home as more of a blank canvas which is often more attractive.
You will have space for new furniture
If you’re looking for new items for your new place you probably won’t have the space at home to store something large like a sofa or appliance – this is where self-storage comes in. Don’t miss out on an item that you love because you’re worried about where to put it. Simply hire a unit with an affordable storage cost and keep your belongings safe until you need them! Get out with the old and in with the new! The last thing you want is to move into your new home or office and be waiting several weeks for your items to be delivered.
It simplifies the moving process when you’re in between properties
Moving from A to B isn’t always straightforward and while it would be ideal to move from one place to another without any gaps, you need to be prepared for the alternative. If there are a few weeks before you can move into your next place then you’ll need somewhere to store all of your items. If you have family and friends that can help then great, but using a self-storage unit may be easier if you’re struggling to find help. Self-storage is also useful for those who are renting. For example, your tenancy may end a month before your move-in date and therefore you will need a short-term solution as to where you can place your belongings.
Gives you more time to plan
Who said you need to move everything you have in one day? Perhaps you’d like to move your items over bit by bit while you complete essential DIY or decorate a little. The great thing about self-storage is that you have complete control over when you access your items so you can move things over a few weeks or months depending on your needs. If you need more time to plan, self-storage will allow you to keep your items safe while you get other things arranged. Whether you need more time to look for a new family home or commercial property, consider a removals service that offers self-storage.
Everything is fully insured
If you keep your items with friends, family or in a garage they can get damaged due to damp or even a break-in. However, self-storage units can give you greater peace of mind as they are very secure and you can benefit from insurance. At Dunbar Removals & Storage, our comprehensive storage services include insurance for your belongings under our care. We offer a range of storage options including both long-term and short-term storage near Edinburgh and East Lothian.
Dunbar Removals & Storage: Professional Storage Company in Edinburgh
Moving house or workplace requires a lot of planning. But, one option that many people overlook is self-storage and it can help massively. At Dunbar Removals & Storage, we offer both conventional and containerised storage options so you can free up space when you move and collect your items at a time that suits you.
Our storage unit is East Lothian will keep your personal belongings safe and with your own secure lock, you can come and go as you please. Plus, while your items are safely stored with us, you can also benefit from our removal services including packing, transportation and more.
We aim to make your home as stress-free as possible. The team of professional movers at Dunbar Removals & Storage are on hand to help at every step of the way, and with house removal services offered UK wide from our base near Edinburgh, no house removal is too big or too small! Get in touch with us for more information.