If you have never organized a move before, believe it when you are told that moving can be stressful and exhausting. There are many things that need to fall into place for a move to proceed smoothly. One of these is the peace of mind obtained when you have done everything possible to be well organized for moving day. Renting a self storage unit to keep your belongings, not only on move day, but in the weeks running up to it, and even after you are in your new address, will ensure that they are kept safe during this busy, stressful time.

If you are planning to move soon, below are some of the ways self storage can make your move run smoothly.

Begin by Decluttering Your Home

Chances are that before you move, you need to sell your current home. Selling a house brings its own set of problems. No one enjoys the process of potential buyers traipsing through their homes, so the goal is to sell your home as quickly and as painlessly as possible at the best price. Your real estate agent will give you some guidelines to make this possible, and one of these will be to present your house looking as good as it can. You may need to clear out stuff before you can start showing your home. The problem is often where to keep these items. This is where a self storage unit comes in handy. Pack up and move the clutter out to make your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Packing up these items will mean less to move on move day, and they can be taken out of storage straight to your new home when you are ready to unpack them.

These items can include your seasonal wardrobe, sports equipment, camping gear, and your kiddies’ toys that they do not play with every day.

Are You Downsizing?

If your reason for moving is downsizing from a house to a smaller apartment, you will need to get rid of some of your belongings. But there will be those that you are attached to, and you are not ready to ditch them permanently. A self storage unit can offer a long-term solution as to where to keep those items until you are ready to make some of these difficult decisions.

With downsizing comes the problem of where to keep those items such as Christmas decorations, seasonal wardrobe items, and equipment that you will need at some stage and have no space to keep them. You don’t want your smaller space to be filled to the brim, so the solution here is to keep them off-site in a storage unit.

Avoid Problems Associated with Changeover Dates

If your move-in and move-out dates do not align, you may need to find a place to store your household belongings for a while. This is a problem that can add stress to your move if you sell your home quickly and need to move out sooner than expected. Keep your belongings in a self storage unit for these few weeks rather than relying on the kindness of friends or family loaning you their garage or shed. Your goods will be safer, and it is easy to extend your lease at a self storage facility if something unexpected happens and your dates change again.

Ensure the Safety and Security of Your Belongings

This brings us to the fact that a self storage unit is a much safer place to keep your belongings rather than in someone’s shed or garage. A self storage facility such as Stop & Store Fareham has state-of-the-art security measures in place, including monitored CCTV surveillance, so you can be sure that your belongings are secure. The units are clean and dry to protect them from damage that mould, mildew, and pests such as insects and rodents can cause.

Don’t Move in Haste

Instead of rushing to meet deadlines when moving, keeping your belongings in a storage unit will allow you time to make the right decision regarding your new home. If you are still looking for that perfect house to move to, putting your goods into a storage unit means that you don’t have to feel pressured to choose your new house. This is a big decision that you should not be rushed into. You don’t want it to be a wrong choice that you may live to regret a few months down the line.

The other way self storage can help with your move is that it allows you to move in stages. Pack away the items that are not in daily use into your storage unit. This will allow you a bit of a breather when moving into your new house because you won’t be inundated with all your boxes. You can take a week or two to unpack and arrange your most important belongings in your new home before fetching your stored items to unpack at your convenience.

Use Stop & Store Fareham During Your Move

At Stop & Store Fareham we offer a solution for the problem of what to do with your belongings when you move home.

  • We take care of security so that you can be sure of the safety of your belongings. Our facility is fully secured with monitored CCTV intruder alarms, and perimeter fencing, and is well-lit. Access is strictly controlled so you can rest assured that no one else can access your unit.
  • Once you have booked a storage unit and we have received your payment, you will receive your individual PIN code which gives you immediate access to your unit.
  • Our units vary in size from 12 sq ft to 200 sq ft, so you are sure to find the right-sized unit for your needs. They are dry, clean, and ideal for the purpose of storing your belongings.
  • There are no hidden charges; your monthly fee is what you pay.
  • Whether you need short-term storage or long-term, we can help you. If you move your belongings in the middle of a month, you pay a pro-rate.
  • So when you need an easy storage solution to store your household goods, try Stop & Store Fareham. We will keep your belongings safe and secure.
  • We are open 7 days a week, from 8 am to 6 pm.
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We are conveniently located in the Fareham Shopping Centre, in the heart of the town. We offer easy access for you to load and unload your goods.

Tel: 01329 556174.