Moving house is quite a stressful and time consuming process. There are many different things to organise and juggle. There can sometimes be the added stress of not being able to move into your new house straight away after moving out. A good solution to this is to lease a storage unit, either short term or long term. Many professional movers and relocation services provide their own storage units for hire, this is especially handy as you only have to use one moving company for both storage and transportation. A storage unit can be beneficial to you before, during and after you move house, either locally or interstate. There are a few good reasons why a storage unit would be of great help to you, so we've put together a few ideas for you.
If you have lived in your current house for a long time you have probably accumulated a fair amount of belongings. Hiring a storage unit can be useful here because you can move your belongings out before your last day and have plenty of time and space to throw out rubbish and clutter and give the house a good final clean.
If you are moving interstate and need a safe place to store you belongings while you make your way to your new city. It's a good idea to hire the services of a professional interstate moving company that also provides storage units for hire. This way communication is of the highest standard as you have one company doing the whole move and not several, where communications can sometimes break down and you are not having to organise several more people.
Your lease has ended and you need to move out but your new house isn't ready for you to move in an you'll be crashing at mum and dads or a friends house for a few weeks.
Instead of moving you have decided to gut and refurbish the house. If you've made the choice to move out and rent a furnished apartment while the work is being done, renting a storage unit is the perfect solution for you, this way you are not moving house twice in a short period of time.
You can use a storage unit to slowly move your things in. This is great if you have downsized your house and need to work out where to put everything.
Your cupboards are at capacity and you need to de-clutter the house. A storage unit is a great way to store the things you want to keep but don't have the room for at the moment, or maybe the kids have all grown up and moved out and you would like to turn their old rooms into a gym room but don't want to throw their things away.
You have decided you rent out your house while you go on an extended overseas holiday and want a safe place to store your belongings.
Maybe you are part of the growing trend of people who 'house sit' for others while they are away instead of renting your own place. A storage unit is a great way to store your belongings and is easily accessible should you need anything, or until you decide to settle into your own place.
Always make sure your personal contents insurance is up to date and your policy cover your contents while they are in storage.