Benefits of Using Self Storage Containers During a Move

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Heather Jones
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Moving homes is never easy, even if you’re looking forward to living in a new house or city. There are so many steps that need to be completed that the process can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never moved before. Fortunately, there is one secret weapon that experienced movers use frequently to make their relocation as simple as possible. Self storage containers can make moving more efficient by providing a secure place for your belongings while you sort and pack everything you own.

Storage Containers Keep Things Out of Your Way

When you’re packing up your things for a move, you really need a lot of room. You need to be able to put things you’re going to keep in the container while you sort through the rest of your belongings. Renting a self storage container means you can pack up all your seasonal and rarely-used items first and get them out of the way while you worry about sorting and packing your day-to-day belongings. Containers are a better option than a storage facility in this case because if you absolutely do need something that’s already been packed, you can easily access it from the container right on your property.

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Storage Containers Can Hold Belongings for Adult Kids

If your adult child is the one who’s moving out of your house, they may not be ready to take all their belongings with them. This is particularly true if your child is moving to a small college dormitory or apartment and doesn’t know how much space they’ll have once they get there. A storage container allows your child to pack up all their belongings, making more space for you, but not take everything with them until they better understand how much room they have. Their belongings will be securely held out of your home (but still on your property) until they know what they want to do with them.

Storage Containers Allow You to Better Stage Your Home

Real estate experts recommend that when you stage your home for sale, you remove all non-essential items that could get in the way of a potential buyer from really seeing the features of your house. For example, many people have personal photos, team banners, and clutter around their home that they enjoy looking at on a daily basis. But, these are all highly personal decor choices that won’t usually connect with another person. 

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You want your home to appear warm and inviting, but your personalized decor gets in the way of that feeling. A storage container allows you to keep all of these items that you’ll want to put up in your new home out of your current house while it’s on the market.

Storage Containers Keep Duplicate Items Safe

If you’re moving because you’re getting married or moving in with a roommate, chances are high that you’ll both have many of the essential home items that you don’t really need multiples of, like microwaves, coffee makers, couches, and more. Consolidating households means making choices about which items to keep and which ones to donate, sell, or toss. 

You may not be ready to make those decisions when you first move in, but eventually, you’ll have to deal with the duplicates. A storage container will keep these duplicate items safe until you have a chance to go through them. If you’re going to have a yard sale, a storage container is a perfect way to get those items out of the house until the day of the sale.

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Storage Containers Allow You to Move at Your Own Pace

If you know you’re going to have to move at some point, but aren’t sure of an exact date, having a storage container on your property can allow you to move at your own pace. You can start putting things you want to move in the storage container while keeping the belongings you currently need in the house.

Conversely, if you have to be out of your current house before your new one is ready, having a storage container on the new property allows you to put your belongings in secure storage until you can move them into your new house. Some people have to live in hotels for several months during the time between when their old house sells and their new one is ready. You can’t take all your belongings with you to a hotel, but you can keep them in a secure storage container.

Storage Containers Reduce Hassle of Driving to a Storage Facility

One of the best reasons to choose a storage container over a storage facility is that you won’t have the hassle of driving your belongings to a storage facility and having to load and unload your items more than once. You can simply move your belongings directly from your house into the storage container. When you’re ready to move them, you just call the company to have a truck pick up the container and bring it to your new home.

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You already know that moving is an extremely stressful situation. But, you can reduce the amount of stress you have around the moving process by having a self storage container dropped off at your house. The convenience and security of having an extra space in which to place your belongings is invaluable during a time of moving chaos.

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