Moving can be a tiresome and exhausting process, especially if you are ill-prepared. Renting a self-storage unit can help you to be better equipped once moving day arrives, and gives you some security and peace of mind when it comes to the safety of your belongings. If you are currently in the process of moving or hoping to move soon, read below to find out how self-storage can help make the process more bearable.
If You Plan to Downsize
If you plan on downsizing from a house to a condo or apartment, an additional self-storage unit can definitely come in handy for the long term. Not only can you use the excess self-storage for the move, but you can also continue to rent it indefinitely if you have more items than places to store them in your new home.
The last thing that you want to do is clutter your new surroundings with excess baggage from your previous home.
However much you try to downsize, you just may not be ready to get rid of it all. Take your time by utilizing self-storage to keep certain items offsite. Things such as seasonal décor, appliances, and old wardrobe items can easily be put away in self-storage until you may need them again. This leaves more room for new things in your home while keeping your old items safe and secure.
To Declutter While Selling Your Home
Do you want to stage your home to attract the best possible buyers? At the very least, you will want to completely declutter your home so that it looks as good as possible during showings. If you want to clear out a great deal of stuff from your home, but have no place to put it all, then look no further than a self-storage unit.
The units come in a variety of sizes depending on how much you need to store. All in all, a storage unit is a great resource to have handy when moving so that you can easily clear out all the junk and mess from your home to make it attractive for potential buyers. No one dreams of living in a messy, cluttered home!
Storage for a Transitional Period
Moving from one home to another can create obstacles and unforeseen hiccups that you might not have prepared in advance for. Luckily, a self-storage unit can be the perfect place to keep your items (for however long you need) should anything unexpected happen.
For example, perhaps your closing date doesn’t exactly line up with your move-in date and you have to sleep on a friend’s couch for a couple of weeks. In this case, you will have assurance that your belongings will be safe while you transition from one place to another.
Safety and Security
Self-storage facilities and their units are known for being quite safe compared to storing your items in a garage or shed. These facilities are equipped with surveillance, cameras, and good lighting to deter theft and burglary.
In addition to safety, these units are usually climate-controlled to prevent your things from becoming damaged or exposed to extreme temperatures while in storage. This ensures that your precious items will stay in pristine condition, and will not become damaged, warped, or discoloured from heat, moisture, and humidity.
Take Your Time Moving
Another benefit to renting a self-storage unit while moving houses is that it allows you to take your time during the transitional period and to find the next house or apartment that is right for your budget and needs.
Since your items will already be safely held in an offsite location, you won’t feel under pressure to find a new location if you haven’t already. You can take your time during the house hunt and ensure you are making the right choices without feeling rushed or pressed for time. After all, choosing a home is a big decision that should never be taken lightly and should not be rushed into.
Peace of Mind and Less Stress
Ultimately, having the peace of mind that your belongings are safe and sound during an unpredictable time is invaluable. Self-storage can help give you some peace of mind and help ease the moving process for you and your family. At the end of the day, being less stressed when facing big decisions means a weight off your shoulder and more time and energy for what truly matters.
Renting a self-storage unit while moving can help ease your stresses and give you one less thing to worry about. Your belongings won’t be a concern or issue during the moving process, and you can focus on finding the right home for you and your family.
For more information on storage facilities in Toronto and the GTA, please call Jiffy Self-Storage at 416-74-JIFFY (54339) or contact us here for more information. We prioritize the safety and security of all our clients’ belongings. Contact us today to find out how we can help with your storage needs.