In today’s world of easy spending and gathering of possessions, the amount of space our belongings take up soon starts to mount.
What begins as putting a few unneeded items in the garage, often progresses into storing masses of items in every space possible.
So, when it comes to moving home, a storage unit can be invaluable. Often housed in huge structures, storage units can offer all the protection and security you need for even your most valuable belongings.
So, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using storage units when moving house.
Declutter your home
Decluttering your property so that you have fewer belongings lying around can make your home feel larger and more inviting to potential buyers. That’s why it’s often touted as one of the best things you can do before your property goes on the market.
But, what do you do with all the items you don’t want lying around but may need again in the future? You put them in storage!
Take yourself out of a chain
But there is something you can do to break the chain AND make yourselves a more attractive buyer on your onward purchase – move into rented accommodation.
By becoming a short-term tenant you reduce your stress levels and give yourself more time to find your dream home. But, what do you do with all that furniture that won’t fit in the rented property? You put them in storage!
Hedge your bets
If you are considering making your next move an international one, you may want to hedge your bets.
Moving abroad can be an extremely exciting prospect. In fact, many people who choose to make the move have been dreaming about it for almost their entire lives.
However, while for many living abroad is everything they hoped for and more, some people may find it’s not quite what they expected. For that reason, there is no harm in playing it safe.
Yes, you may well find your dream home and want to spend the rest of your life living there. However, is there any harm in putting some belongings into a storage unit back home just in case things don’t work out?
Increase your returns with a renovation project
Whether you’re buying your next property as an investment or just as a place to live, you may be tempted to take on a project. Properties that require some level of modernization or extensive works can often prove to be the most lucrative – if you’re prepared to put in the work.
The problem is that while the works are ongoing, the dust and upheaval may restrict you to living in just one or two rooms in the property. And that means you can’t ‘fully’ move in until they are complete.
At times like this, a storage unit can be the ideal solution for giving you a safe place to keep your belongings, but still allow you to access what you want when you need it.
So, that highlights some of the benefits of using a storage unit while moving house. Of course, whether it’s the right option for you will depend on a number of factors. It’s up to you to weigh up whether it’s the right option for your particular scenario.