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10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Using Storage Solutions

Renting a storage container has many advantages, especially when moving homes or planning events.

Short-term storage is an affordable and convenient way to store belongings dry and safe for the time they require, short term storage serves as a temporary solution that allows people more space when they needed it for a variety of reasons.

In this article, we share the top 10 reasons why you should consider using a storage solution, read on to find out more.

#1 – Selling Your Home

Before you can move to a new home, you will need to sell your house. In an ideal world, you will sell your house first then and move into a new home. However, buying and selling a property can be complicated, you might want to store your belongings in a storage unit while you rent a place or temporarily stay with family until the purchase process is complete.

#2 – Declutter Your Home

Decluttering your home before moving is a great way of getting rid of items that you have never used. You’ll also start to realise just how much stuff you’ve accumulated over the years as the clearing-out process progresses!

Storing non-urgent items that you wanted to keep in the storage unit will cut down on your house removal costs as moving companies charge by the number of items you need to move and the amount of time it takes to move your belongings into your new home. So, moving costs will lower the fewer things there are to move.

#3 – Unpack Slowly And Efficiently

It makes perfect sense that after moving day, you’ll want to move in and settle down as soon as you can. But there are benefits to holding off on unpacking everything when you just move in.

Keeping some of your non-urgent items in storage for a while gives you the flexibility to clean your new house, take the time to plan exactly how you’ll use each room in your new house is highly efficient, and you’ll also feel more in control of a stressful situation.

Decorating A New Home.

#4 – Decorating A New Home

Unless you’re a first-time buyer with few belongings to move, we all know how much stuff we can accumulate over the years.

Consider only bringing the necessities with you to your new house and storing the rest in a short-term storage facility. This will offer you the freedom to decorate your new house without too much hassle.

It will be much easier to decorate your new home and fit new carpets without having to move the furniture from room to room.

#5 – Renovate Your New Home

For your new home to feel like a home, it may require some renovation or remodelling. You might want to move the walls, repurpose existing spaces, or knock through the dining area into the kitchen.

If you are doing a lot of renovation in your new home then storing your treasured possessions in a storage unit will be a very good idea. This will make the renovating tasks much easier, and reduce the stress and the risk of your favourite items getting covered with dust, splashed with paint or even damaged.

#6 – Relocating Overseas

Renting a storage unit is very popular among people that are moving abroad. To give themselves some time to explore the neighbourhood, decide precisely where they want to live, and, ultimately, find their dream home.

If you’re thinking about moving overseas, storing your current possessions in the UK will free you up to go without worrying about getting everything there until you’re ready to move.

If you’re only going to be staying overseas for a short time and will be living in furnished accommodations, you can store your items in dry, clean storage space and buy packing or protectors to keep them safe until you return to the UK.

#7 – Moving To A New Location For Work

If you’re moving due to work redeployment, you may want to store your belongings in a storage unit and retrieve them when you are settled into your new environment.

Moving your belongings into the storage will be very helpful, especially If this is only a temporary situation and you may move into furnished, rented accommodation and not have room for all of your old furniture.

Perhaps you might just want to take the essentials with you and be sure that you’re happy with your new area before committing to moving all of your possessions into your new home.

A baby sleeping.

#8 – Make Room For A New Arrival

Preparing for a baby’s arrival is an exciting time. Your extra room needs to be cleared out because you now need the space, and you want to decorate it for the new arrival. We all know that this can sometimes be more stressful than you think.

Short-term storage may make those few months leading up to the birth of your new family member much easier, whether you need a place to keep your belongings such as old furniture to make room for the baby; or are anxious to start buying baby items but the nursery isn’t quite ready yet.

#9 – Downsizing Your Home

If you are moving from a bigger house to a smaller house you might find that you have more belongings than you have room for. Getting a short-term storage unit is a good solution for keeping all of your items safe and secure without having to throw away things that you would like to keep for future use.

#10 – Renting Out A Room Or Your Home

It is very popular for homeowners to rent out a room or the entire home to make extra cash at the Air BnB site for holidaymakers.

But most people do not like accommodations that have a lot of personal items, so empty your wardrobes and clear out your space at home and move your belongings into a storage unit until you need them again.

Do You Need A Storage Unit?

Whatever your reasons, if you’re looking for storage solutions we can help you. Here at Curtiss & Sons Portsmouth, we provide tidy, secure, and cost-effective storage units that can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. Please get in touch with us on 023 9298 5830 for a free quote, our friendly team is here ready at your service.