You can save time, stress, and money by using self storage when moving house.
When you declutter your house before you put it on the market, prospective buyers will be able to see the potential of the property without being distracted by your belongings.
A self storage unit can help with the process of moving house, which can be one of the most stressful things you can do in your life.
Before moving day, you should declutter
As you approach moving day, you’ll begin to realise how much stuff you actually own! It makes sense to declutter as much as you can. Self-storage can reduce moving time and costs if you move a few items in advance.
Decluttering your house will allow you to see what ‘basics’ you’re left with and how they will fit into your new home. You can decide what you want to keep in your new home in the long term and what you want to sell or give away once you’re settled in.
There is a possibility that you will find yourself ‘between houses’
Selling your home first can make it easier to rent a house or stay with family until you find and move into your new home. As a result, you can sell your home quickly without having to ask buyers to delay and risk the deal falling through.
Considering your temporary accommodation may not have space for all of your furniture, especially if it’s furnished or partially furnished, and unpacking out-of-season clothing, photo albums, and books is time-consuming if you won’t be staying long. Even if you’re staying with family, they won’t appreciate you bringing your entire home! Before you’re settled for the long haul, it’s a good idea to put everything except your day-to-day essentials in storage. A self storage unit will help give you a more relaxed experience.
The day of the move is marred by an unplanned problem
Timing is crucial when moving house and doesn’t always go according to plan, especially if you’re buying. It only takes one person to have a problem with their mortgage approval or removals company and it all falls apart!
You should always have a Plan B.
In the event of a major problem, pack your essentials in your car and stay in a hotel or with family for a night or two until the problem is resolved. Self storage units from Go Box are clean, dry, and secure, so you can store most of your belongings until you are able to move into your new home.
Having all but the bare necessities in self-storage will save you a lot of heartache than being left to fend for yourself if you don’t plan ahead.
Take your time unpacking
As soon as you move into your new home, it’s perfectly understandable that you’ll want to get settled. However, keeping eveything in self storage definitely has its advantages – you can take some time to clean your new home and plan how your rooms will be used. You’ll feel more in control in an otherwise stressful situation if you store all but the basics for a few days or even weeks in self-storage.
A little work needs to be done on your new house
If you want your new house to feel like home, it may need some renovations and/or redecorating. You may decide to knock through the dining room into the kitchen, repurpose existing rooms, paint the walls or install new carpeting.
It will be much easier to accomplish everything without having to move (and protect) all your furniture and personal belongings. Store almost everything else with Gobox by moving your items into a clean, dry unit, and take the essentials with you. To protect your things until you’re ready to move in, you can purchase packaging/protectors.
You are moving for your job
Moving as part of a corporate move may require you to store your belongings in self storage and retrieve them once you’ve settled in. Your old furniture may not fit in your furnished, rented accommodation (especially if it is a short-term redeployment). Before you move all of your belongings into your new home, you might want to just take the bare essentials with you and be sure you’re happy in a new area for the long haul. You can store your belongings with us for as long as you need at a low weekly rate.
How Do I Go About Organising Self Storage with Go Box?
There are a number of options- you can fill in our online order form or you can phone us and organise it over the phone. During this we will organise when your self storage unit will be delivered and when your storage unit will be collected.
We Deliver, You Pack, We Store
Packing or moving doesn’t need to be stressful. At GoBox Self Storage, we offer great value self storage in the Greater Belfast area (stretching as far as Bangor, Lisburn, Crumlin, Templepatrick, Ballyclare and Carrickfergus). Our storage services have been specially designed to make your move simple, secure and convenient..it’s as simple as 1,2,3!
To book your storage solution, go to:
E: [email protected]
T: 028 9600 5005
NOTICE: We cannot store Food, Flammable Liquids (including Aerosols, Paints & Varnishes), Firearms or Illegal Substances.