It’s a well-known fact that moving house rates right up there at the top of the pile as one of life’s most stressful moments. It’s a time when emotions certainly run high.
But, with the right planning, it doesn’t have to be quite so stressful. Good planning can also help to reduce those last-minute panics.
One way of making life a little easier is to use short-term household self storage as it can really take the pressure off a house move.
Once your house is sold, it allows you to gradually move your possessions into storage, which means there is less to move on the day you get the keys to your new home.
Self storage, either on a short-term or long-term basis, is also useful to those who are moving in or out of rented properties.
When you are about to move house, it’s obviously a good time for a clear out, not least if your move involves downsizing. Then comes the dilemma of what to keep and what to part with. Sometimes we feel pressure to make a quick decision, which can be unsettling if we have items of sentimental value. Using self storage helps to buy some time in making those all-important decisions too.
There are other situations too. Divorce, separation, bereavement, and change in financial situations can all be reasons why people have to sell houses, and naturally are likely to be highly emotional times. Self storage can provide some salvation as it gives some respite from having to make rash decisions.
So the day has come and you are in your new home. Many of us who have moved house will relate to that sinking feeling as we fight our way through boxes and boxes which can soon take over every room.
The prospect of unpacking can also be quite a daunting prospect, so slowly transferring items into the home can be helpful. It gives you time to place key pieces of furniture into position and add items from self storage as and when the time is right.
Then there’s the issue of space. Anyone who needs to decorate, carpet, or carry out any sort of refurbishment in a new home will find it much easier to have rooms that are as empty as possible, otherwise you end up shifting furniture and boxes from one place to another. This is where self storage can really help to make life easier.
It is also worth mentioning the benefits of self storage to those who have to temporarily rent a property as a stop-gap between house moving. All non-essential items can be packed and moved into storage, which saves you having to transfer them to your rental property, which is more than likely to be smaller than your original home.
Less handling means that packed possessions are generally safer and less prone to damage. If you discover you need something, you have the freedom to go to your self-store room as and when you please, making your stored items still very accessible.
In short, self storage has many benefits to the house moving process. To find out more about self storage in Hinckley, Nuneaton, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Rugby, and Tamworth, please get in touch with Extra Room Self Storage. While we can’t promise to remove all your house moving stress, we can certainly help to reduce some of the pressure!