We all panic when it comes time to move house. After all, there’s so much to do and so little time that it can all seem a little bit overwhelming. The solution to your stress, however, may be more obvious than you think. By removing some of the unnecessary clutter out of you view you may be able to make better decision on what stays and what goes and, ultimately, move houses in a more efficient manner.
Hiring short term storage for all the excess stuff that doesnt need to be moved “right now” is a simple and inexpensive solution, but still needs to be well thought-through. Here’s a guide on using storage when weighing up a big move.
Know what to store – be it large or small
We have all been in that situation where you have a certain date that you have to be out of your house by and your new home is not yet available. In these situations we tend to rent a hotel of stay with friends or family with a suitcase or two of the most basic essentials. Self-storage can hold the contents of your entire house if packed properly and all you have to do is choose the right unit size!
Lighten the load for easier cleaning
Self-storage can come in handy when it comes to cleaning your house, this is especially helpful if you have a specific day and time to leave by. Renting a storage unit a few weeks in advance and transferring your belongings in your own time can give you ample time and, more importantly, the space to clean your home.
Streamline the process
Moving in general is a very stressful time due to the clutter, the mess and the cleaning. Hiring a self-storage unit can decrease this stress significantly as it reduces the amount of disorder around you and your house. Once you have organized and packed everything that you won’t need for every day-to-day use and are ready to move them into storage, keep them labeled and color coded by room. That way when it’s time to take them out of storage it is easier and more efficient to unpack. To get a better idea of just how easy it is to rent a self-storage unit see our 5 easy steps guide.
Whatever you do, don’t warehouse it!
Yes, that’s right. When moving house, many people choose to store their items in an unsecure, unprotected area such as a rented house, a friend’s spare room or an old-school warehouse. That doesn’t mean you should too, though.
The disadvantages of using these informal modes of storage are numerous. For starters, they only allow you access at certain times of the day (in other words, when the owner is in), meaning that you will be denied the ability to use your storage space when you might have your only free time of the day.
Another legitimate concern is security. Unsolicited warehouse do not provide a security guarantee, unlike a registered self-storage provider. They also fail to provide temperature control (or even air-con), meaning that you may be in for a rude surprise when you do finally return to take your items after having moved into your new home
Truthfully speaking, self-storage is the best and most cost-effective way to store items when moving. You can access the unit at anytime, benefit from flexible tenure lengths and unit sizes, and get the all benefits of temperature and climate control, meaning your items will maintain their integrity. On top of all that, top-notch security means your items will never be lost.
For a hassle-free and flexible self-storage solution in the heart of the Klang Valley, simply contact Flexi Storage!