Moving Home? 5 Reasons To Use Self Storage

Self storage can help you simplify the moving process while saving you time, money and stress.

Moving home is famously stated to be one of the most stressful things you can do - perhaps that’s part of the reason why the frequency that we do it is declining. Self-storage can help you simplify the moving process while saving you time, money, and stress. Here’s how:

1. Reduce the stress of your home move

    Does thinking about an impending home move fill you with dread? What happens if there’s a problem in the chain? What happens if you can’t get a removal company on the day you need it? What about getting enough time off work on the day you need? If this all sounds familiar, then you’ve come to the right place. Renting a storage unit to cover your moving period can help to reduce all of these worries and more. You can move all but your essentials into an Attic Self Storage unit as early in the process as you want, and then just move them into your new home at whatever date works for you. Complete flexibility, peace, and calm - as opposed to being pushed around as and when the moving chain dictates.

    The Attic team is highly trained and experienced in simplifying the home moving process. We come recommended by our customers - people who we’ve helped who were once in the exact same situation as you.

    2. Declutter before moving day

      We suggest beginning with the packing process well in advance, this way you have enough time to declutter and determine what you would like to keep, donate or discard - ensuring you're not unnecessarily paying to move unwanted items to your new home. Another advantage of getting an early start is that you can pack and begin moving stuff in stages yourself, therefore cutting down your removals and moving expenses on moving day. If you don’t have the keys to your new home yet, we suggest moving some items yourself into a self-storage unit. This can even make your home seem more spacious, less cluttered, and easier to sell.

      At Attic we offer a range of differently sized units, so be rest assured that you will be able to rent just the right size you need. You can use our storage calculator to determine the right-sized unit for yourself.

      3. Moving out of your home but not sure where to yet?

        Due to the high demand for housing, sometimes you could find yourself in a situation where you have successfully sold your own home but haven’t found yourself a new home yet. During this ‘between houses’ period you may have to rent a temporary place or stay with a friend or family member - however, they may not have enough space to accommodate you and all of your things. In that case housing, your belongings in self-storage could be the answer to your problem.

        Additionally, in situations like this self-storage also offers you flexibility - if you’re able to sell your home and remove yourself from a chain on which you are dependent, it can put you in a better position to move quickly when you actually find the right home for you. It also gives you time to look properly and make sure that when you do find your new home, it’s the right one for you.

        Also, if you decide you need to move out of your unit sooner than you anticipated - don’t worry, we will refund your rent for any days that you do not use your unit when you move out. We don’t believe that you should have to pay for something that you no longer need!

        4. Your new home needs a makeover

        If your new place needs a deep clean or you plan to redecorate it into your dream house - having your furniture and bulky items safely stored in a dry, clean storage unit will make it so much easier for you to get the work done. Additionally, at Attic we offer all our customers discounted packaging/protective material to help protect their things until they're all set to move in properly.

        5. Unpack at your own pace

        The advantage of renting a storage unit to simplify your move is that it gives you time to get settled into your new home. As much as you would like to unpack immediately and finally settle in, the extra time will help you plan how you would like to decorate each room. You could even decide to treat yourself to some extra space by downsizing to a long-term, smaller unit that will serve as an extension to your home and keep the things you’re not using right now safe, but out of sight too. This will allow you to make your new home more spacious and better organised.

        If you’re considering using storage and have some questions or need a quote, feel free to get in touch and our team will be more than happy to help you with what you need.

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