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Why you should consider using short term storage the next time you move house

Why You Should Consider Using Short-Term Storage The Next Time You Move House

Moving home is an exciting, if stressful, time in any person’s life. Many things can make moving house tiring from coordinating with moving companies, finishing up with contracts and exchanging keys.

The balancing act of packing up your home and leaving on time can make the entire process all the more challenging. This doesn’t have to be the case, however. When moving house, you might want to consider your short-terms storage options, which can do wonders for making your move smooth and hassle-free.

Improving Your Home’s Saleability

When selling your home, it is essential to ensure that your home is looking its very best. Making your home as saleable as possible includes making sure that your home’s interior looks clean, tidy and clutter-free. You could consider hiring a short-term storage unit so that you have somewhere safe to store your belongings while you show your home. This will help ensure that your home looks its very best.

While it is essential to keep some belongings in place to let a prospective buyer envision themselves living in your property, it is equally vital to ensure that you reduce the clutter that can be an inevitable part of a family home.

Before The Move

Packing and moving can be a time-consuming task. Trying to get it all done in the days before a move can complicate matters and add more stress to an already stressful experience. You might consider renting out some cost-effective self-storage so that you can start packing weeks or even months in advance.

You could use short-term storage to put your belongings in, meaning that you can pack up your home at your own pace. Short term storage will allow you time to declutter and make your move methodical and efficient. Short term storage solutions mean that you don’t have to rush, giving you plenty of time to move house at a pace that suits you.

It would be best if you started by packing up the things you won’t regularly use like books and bookcases. You will need some items right up to the date you move, like kettles, pots and pans, but everything else can be slowly phased out of your home and into short term storage in the weeks running up to your move.


The time between having your offer on a new home accepted and the moving date is perfect for doing some decluttering. Moving into a new home is the best opportunity to go through your belongings and decide what you really need. Decluttering will also help make the move quicker and easier, as you will have fewer items to move.

Short-term storage makes this process even more straightforward, as you can tackle the decluttering area by area rather than having to dedicate a huge amount of time all at once.

Saving On Moving Services

It can be a good idea to use short term storage solutions to save money on any moving services you may need. Many moving companies provide packing and moving included in their prices, so if you can give yourself the time beforehand to pack and move some of your possessions, you will save on part of this cost.

The flexibility you will have from choosing short term storage is excellent. You could move bit by bit, which will help to ease the stress of your overall move.

Fixing Up Your New Home

If you’ve bought a home that is a bit of a fixer-upper, then short-term storage is perfect for allowing you to move your essentials in, while keeping your other possessions stored safely away. This then gives you time to make any improvements you may need in your home.

Having space to get things done at your new home is another excellent advantage to short-term storage solutions. It also helps to keep any valuables safe when you are having work done.

The First Days In Your New Home

Once you’ve got the keys to your new home, it’s time to start setting up! This can be tricky if you move all of your belongings at once, as there will be less room to manoeuvre in a house full of boxes. Unpacking can be stressful enough without having to navigate room after room of boxes to get to the things you need.

Having short term storage is perfect for giving you the space you need to unpack and set up your home as you want it. If you have already moved the belongings you will use less to a short-term storage facility then you will be able to move with the essentials and then work up the items until you are entirely unpacked. You could consider taking things out of storage room by room or sort by size and necessity.

Keeping Your Belongings Safe

The process of moving house can mean opening your home to strangers – from viewings to surveys and more. There will be many people coming and going from both your new and old home during the move. Sometimes this makes a home an attractive target for thieves, as they will know that a home that is being moved into is likely to be left unattended potentially for days at a time.

Hiring out a short-term storage unit can ensure that any valuables you have stay safe and secure. With advanced level site security, hiring a short-term storage unit will mean that your belongings are completely secure until you are ready to collect them.

Next Steps

If you’re looking to move house soon, then we at Jennings Containers And Storage have plenty of storage options to suit any needs. We have years of experience providing excellent quality storage solutions, with top-notch security and accessibility. Get in touch today to find out more!

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