Are you moving to a new house? Do you need extra storage to make your move easier? There are some sound reasons why you may consider renting a self-storage unit to alleviate some of the stress that a move inevitably inflicts on the entire family!

Moving and Self-Storage – a Match Made in Heaven

Selling your house and moving to a new home is a major stressful event in anyone’s life. Whether you are upsizing or downsizing, there always seems to be too much stuff that has to be packed up.

One of the reasons for needing storage during your move is if your dates of moving out of the old and into the new house don’t line up, so you will need a secure place to store your boxes and furniture. Stop & Store will store your belongings for any length of time from a single month (or obviously much longer, if you require) in a clean, secure unit where you can rest assured your valuable goods will not be damaged.

The extra storage space will help you navigate the chaos of a move more effectively as you can use a storage unit to keep some of the stuff that is cluttering up your house. This will enable you to stage your house more successfully for sale by removing clutter and mess. This could translate into more money from the sale of your house if it is well presented, clean and clutter-free.

It is advisable to reserve a storage unit well in advance of your move to allow yourself extra time for packing. Having space to store your boxes will help you keep your home welcoming and clutter-free and who knows? Your home may sell faster!

Self-storage Offers a Wide Range of Units

Finding the best storage unit for your needs will depend on whether you need the facility to be near your old home, or your new home. Choosing a size of unit depends on whether you wish to pack away a few small boxes or the contents of a three-bedroom home. The space calculator on our website will help you choose the correct size for your requirements, or contact us and we will be happy to advise you. If you plan to store valuable items like artworks, electronics and antiques you may consider a climate-controlled storage unit, depending on the time of year and the length of time you need storage.

Extras Offered by Storage Companies

Some storage facilities also own removal trucks and vans for you to rent, which will make your move so much easier. These may come with a crew to help you shift and carry your belongings as well as any additional lifting equipment needed for heavy items.

You will need boxes for your move and Stop & Store rent plastic boxes which are reusable, and which are returnable after your move. Plastic moving crates are stronger than cardboard boxes and do not need to be built and then broken down. These boxes are stackable and come with fitted trolleys, making them easy to move. Medium size boxes are often easier to handle and stack as larger boxes can be very heavy and awkward to handle, but our staff will be able to advise you on which would suit you best.

Where Do You Start?

When deciding what to pack up first for storage when selling your home, start with the stuff that you can live without. Clear knickknacks from your rooms, personal framed photographs, any books and magazines, excess children’s toys and any clothes that are out of season can all be cleared to the storage space. Your uncluttered home will look more attractive to potential buyers and may even fetch you a better price which will offset the cost of renting the storage unit.

Get Organised

The most important part of a move is to keep as organised as possible. Using a self-storage unit to keep your excess belongings in, will help you keep your home more organized and much tidier, especially if you are trying to sell your house. But it is just as important to keep your storage unit organized from the moment you store your first box. Make sure you label everything clearly and in great detail. Pack the boxes in such a way that the ones at the back have stuff that will not be needed. It is a good idea to leave enough space around the piles of boxes so you can move around easily.

We at Stop & Store Fareham have many years of experience and will be able to help you with any questions you may have about self-storage. We will be happy to advise you on how to pack your belongings and arrange them in your storage unit to make the most of the space available.

Reducing the clutter in your home before relocating can help you navigate your move with relative ease. Renting a self storage unit to keep your precious belongings safe and secure while you negotiate the rest of your move will go a long way to helping reduce the stress of moving to a new house.

Why Choose Stop & Store, Fareham

At Stop & Store our self-storage options are flexible. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, we know that everyone has different storage needs and we realise that no one wants to be locked into a long-term contract which is why we offer storage options ranging from 1 month to as long as you need the unit.

  • We are centrally located in Fareham in the Fareham Shopping Centre and offer easy access to load and unload your goods
  • We are open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm.
  • Our facility is fully secured with monitored CCTV and also intruder alarms.
  • Our state-of-the-art, fully automated operation system is focused on making your experience simple and efficient. Enquire, book, and pay online 24/7. Nothing could be simpler.
  • Our units are affordable, and we run various special offers for our customers, so please have a look at our website or contact us to enquire about these. We look forward to hearing from you!

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