Packing up the contents of your home and moving to a new location takes hard work, preparation, and good organizational skills. While it can be done on a whim, it’s usually better to plan ahead so as not to become frustrated and overwhelmed in the midst of the big move. During the transition period, there are many unexpected issues that can arise, and while we hope for the best, it usually isn’t the simplest of processes.
It can be even more of a challenge when you’ve already moved out and don’t have a new place lined up yet. In this case, you will need to have some sort of storage solution well prepared so that your belongings can be safe and secure while you search for your next home.
If you are worried about where to store your belongings during the moving process or while waiting to move into your new home, then you’ve come to the right place.
Ask Friends and Family
As you might’ve already guessed, your friends and family members could be of great help to you during the transitional period of moving from one home to another. If you find that you are in a pickle in regards to storage space, think of asking a family member or a friend to clear out some room in their garage or closets for you.
This way, you pay nothing to keep your belongings stored in between your move. Also, you can look forward to returning the favour somewhere down the line if they ever need help.
Rent Short-Term Storage
Not everyone is lucky enough to rely on friends and family to provide some extra space in times of need. Sometimes, your friends and family can also be tight on space, though they would love to help.
In these scenarios, you will have to think outside the box to gain additional storage between your move-in dates. One of the best options is to rent temporary space at a trusted local storage facility. Make sure that you are satisfied with their units, security, and service. You might even want to check out the facilities in person before making a commitment.
Portable Storage Containers
If you want the ultimate in convenience when it comes to storage, why not try a portable storage container that you can take with you on the go? This is perfect for bringing all your belongings with you throughout the moving process, and will simplify transporting these items from one location to another. The only downsides to this option are the cost (which is pricier than traditional storage units) and the space that it will take up on your driveway.
Consider the Unit Size
Whether you decide to rent a regular storage unit or a mobile one, make sure to choose the right size for the job. This is so that you don’t incur any additional fees or waste money on space you don’t actually need.
For your convenience, storage units come in a variety of sizes, so all you need to do is make your measurements and choose accordingly. If you are unsure of what size unit you might need, speak to a professional consultant who will advise you on the best course of action.
Use Climate Controlled Storage
One advantage of traditional storage as opposed to mobile containers is that most regular storage units are climate controlled to prevent temperature fluctuations and damage to your belongings.
Heat and humidity can lead to deterioration, damage, and discolouration of your precious items. Choosing a climate controlled environment for your belongings throughout a move is especially important if the items are valuable or fragile, or you plan on keeping them in storage for an extended (or unknown) period.
Don’t Rush the Process
Moving into a new home is a big decision not to be taken lightly. If you have to worry about the state of your belongings because they aren’t stored properly, you could risk rushing the process to avoid stress and further frustrations. Use self-storage for your belongings so you can rest assured that your items are safe, and you can feel good about your choices without being rushed.
While it can be a bit tricky to juggle move-in dates and make sure everything happens in a timely manner, you shouldn’t have to worry about your belongings as well. Keep them safe while you do the hard work by renting out a self-storage unit. Here at Jiffy Self-Storage, we understand the needs of our customers, and are very flexible with dates and rental periods. We would never ask you to commit to something that doesn’t suit your best interests.
For more information on storage solutions and short-term storage, please call Jiffy Self-Storage at 416-74-JIFFY (54339) or contact us here. We would be happy to keep your belongings safe and secure while you see to your needs and continue house hunting. Contact us today for more information on our storage units that come in a variety of sizes for your convenience.