Renting storage space when you’re moving could be one of the smartest decisions you make. We’re all guilty of accumulating more stuff than we realize. And when it’s time to move to a new home, we may find ourselves scrambling to get everything packed in time for the big day.
When an easy way to overcome this is also one of the most overlooked: renting storage space. A little extra room can go a long way in helping you sort through your belongings and give you some breathing room during the transition. What’s more, it takes the worry out of having to move out of your old home before you can move into your new one.
Use these helpful tips to utilise storage rentals as part of your moving strategy:
1. Reduce, Then Store
Before you start packing, it’s a good idea to get rid of all the things you don’t plan on taking to your new space. This not only eliminates a lot of the packing, storing, and moving, but it can also help you reduce the size of your storage needs. Since most storage rental pricing is based on size, this could help you save money.
Once you’ve gotten all of your clutter out of the way, it’s much easier to focus on what’s left.
2. Start with Non-Essential Items
A storage unit is a great place to put the things that you don’t need on a daily basis or won’t be in a hurry to get to as soon as you move into your new home. Most real estate agents will recommend you stage your home by decluttering as much as possible. Clothes that are out of season or items that you have multiples of are also good candidates for storage.
3. Use Storage Rentals for Interim Moves
Many people find themselves needing to move out of their current home or apartment before they can move into their new one. In this case, having a storage rental is invaluable to the process. It means your belongings will not need to sit in a moving truck for an undetermined amount of time, costing you money every step of the way. It also means your belongings have a safe place to stay, and you can get to them at your convenience.
4. Hire a Local Mover to Fill Your Storage Unit
In many cases, storage unit rentals when moving are overlooked simply because people don’t have an easy way to get their belongings from Point A to Point B. This is we’re working with the right local moving company can make all the difference.
Just like your mover will arrive on moving day to transport your items, we can also help pack up items and send them to a reputable self storage facility.
At Montgomery Moving Co., we are proud to now offer storage services to our Vancouver clients. Contact us today for a free estimate.