When it comes to packing up and storing possession for your house move you may find that you either have to do it within a short amount of time or even that you have more imagined. If you suddenly have more items than space in which to put them, you may find putting a certain amount of items into temporary storage will reduce the stress as well as the number of boxes you have to move at once.
Moving house can be one of the most stressful things you could ever do and the last thing you want to confound your stress levels when packing everything up and moving from one place to another is to find that you simply do not have the space to accomodate all your boxes the other end. It can be quite common to vastly underestimate the amount of space you need and you might find that you are quite surprised when you are surrounded by all of your possessions packed together in a smaller area of space.
Companies specializing in self-storage rent out space for you to store items for a specified length of time and as soon as your house removals are underway, if not before, you can store whatever you need to. Most self-storage companies offer both short term as well as long term options and if you are on a tight schedule you may find it simple to store a number of boxes prior to your move containing affiliations that you have no immediate need for. Obviously this comes with a cost and if you can afford to temporarily store some items if you are taking care of the removals yourself, storing your own belongings may turn out to be a perfect option for you.
Some home removals companies will also offer such self-storage options as well as their core services and many will also offer packing services to further lighten the burden of moving house or office.
If you plan to use a self storage company here are a few basic tips recommended before you check your possessions in:
1) Write down a list of the items you plan to store. Ensure the storage company has a list of the items as it may help them determine the space required.
2) Arrange your boxes with common sense within your storage area. If there are boxes that you may need sooner rather than later, put these in your space last to allow for you to get them more easily.
3) Although the rules and regulations vary between storage companies, be aware that you generally will not be allowed to store any hazardous or flammable materials.
4) Ensure each box is labeled clearly so that you can easily locate items in boxes if need be.
On arrival you will find that the storage company will have vehicles and means to help you get your boxes in and out and generally you will find that you will have your own key and can access your storage space at any time you like as many are open 24 hours per day.