Moving house can be a traumatic time if we allow it to be. One way that we can make it easier, in terms of handling the vast number of items, is to look to gradually put some of our items into storage before the move. Then we will have less to move in one go. Also, there might be things that you can just not accommodate in the new home. This decision will then buy you time to make the right decision about the items.
So, we will think about, in this space, just how temporary storage can help with real estate decisions and also how we can pick the right storage unit size for our needs, whether they be temporary or longer term.
The advantages of Temporary Storage When Moving house
The main advantage of having storage for your items before, during, and after a house move, is so that you can better organise yourself in terms of your move. You can better prepare for it in the first place by arranging your items into those that you need straight away from those that you will need soon to those that you rarely use. The latter will become the items that you put into storage to make the job of moving less of a task.
The whole process of having to think about what to put into storage is already starting to plan and strategize your move. So, it can be said that temporary storage is not just a solution in terms of your items but also in making the whole process of moving home a more efficient one.
Temporary storage is about decluttering so that the clutter does not make the process of moving an even harder one. It buys us time to think about what we want to do with certain items to avoid us making the wrong decisions from being rushed on moving day to make it.
Increasing the Chance of a Sale
If you are set to move house because you have already put an offer in on another house and it has been accepted, you will be keen to sell your home sooner rather than later. Funding two properties would, after all, prove expensive. One of the best ways of selling a home is to improve its interiors by not having it look too cluttered and give the impression that the house is either small or has not been very well looked after or managed. We can declutter by putting items into storage in advance of a move and that will not only make the move easier on the day, as mentioned but make the chance of us selling our home and being able to move, much more likely.
It is a visual thing when looking to buy a home. You want to feel happy looking at something pleasing to the eye and also can see more possibilities for a space for yourself when it is less cluttered by someone else’s surplus items. I would not want to call it junk because what is junk to one person will be something highly prized by another.
Tips for Choosing the Right Storage Unit Size
When you are in the process of deciding what to put into storage as part of a real estate move, it can be hard to know just how much space you will eventually need in terms of extra storage. It is about planning, though. You should always look to make an inventory of all your items well in advance of a move. Start listing what you have and how much each item means to you or others. It is useful to draw up columns listing who owns the item for them to plan, whether the item is useful or has an aesthetic purpose, the values of items, and whether there is a sentimental element attached to the item. Also, mark whether an item would be used straight away in a new home, and grade according to when it might next be used. All this will prove useful intelligence in deciding how best to allocate items in terms of storage and which box to pack them in. Although, you may decide on a specialist firm to help you with the packing when it eventually happens. Packing and storage go hand in hand when moving house.
To conclude, there is no doubt that temporary storage can take away the hassle of moving. It allows for better planning before the move, more effective decision-making in terms of which items to keep, and just buys us time. It should be as much a consideration of moving as whether to hire a firm to pack for us.
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