Is Hiring a Storage Unit a Good Idea When Moving?

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Hello, my name is Pippa. Welcome to my blog. Earlier this year, we decided to move to a bigger home. Our house was bursting at the seams with three kids and a handful of pets so we decided to move to a bigger property further out of town. To be honest, I didn’t think that the moving process would take much effort on our part, but I forgot just how much stuff we have. I also wanted to make unpacking as smooth as possible so we knew exactly where everything was and weren’t living out of boxes for weeks. While we got some useful packing advice and help from our removalists, my husband and I also put together a packing plan that suited us and the kids. I started this website to jot down some of our ideas and tips — hope it helps you pack effectively for your move!

Is Hiring a Storage Unit a Good Idea When Moving?

23 March 2022
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Whether you are moving home or business premises, using storage units to temporarily take care of some items can be a smart move. Many people are stressed out when they move because there are so many things to think about in one go. When you make use of a self-storage facility, however, you can take some of the hassle out of moving. Read on to find out more about why self-storage is a good thing to think about if you would like your move to go off without a hitch.

Prepare For Your Move

To begin with, simply taking a few boxes of possessions out of the equation and putting them into self-storage is a good way of giving you less to do when you move. Pack away the items you won't need in the run-up to your move and place them into storage. You can always retrieve something you find you need unexpectedly, after all. This way, you will have fewer items to move on the big day itself but, perhaps more importantly, you will have created some headspace for yourself so you will find the business of moving that bit more manageable.


Whether you are moving or not, decluttering is a useful activity. In the lead-up to a home or office move, just getting rid of things makes sense. You can return to them at a later date to see what is worth keeping and what you will be better off selling. Moving is a chance to reset or restart. Why take things you don't use with you that will only slow you down on this quest?

Make it Easier to Move-In

When you have only the possessions you need with you and the rest have been put into self-storage, the job of moving in becomes that bit simpler. Not only will you have fewer boxes and moving crates to unpack but the space they take up will be less. As such, you'll be able to move around in your new premises more easily, something that is especially handy if you are downsizing.

Better Protection

Finally, most self-storage facilities are secure places that offer greater protection from theft than the average home or commercial premises. Even better, they protect your belongings from other problems, such as dampness, coldness and infestations. If you compare this to garages or loft spaces, for example, a professional storage facility will win hands down every time.

For more information on self-storage, contact a professional near you.