How a Self Storage Unit Can Help You Move

admin | June 25, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Renting a self storage unit can help ease some moving day stress. From helping keep your belongings organized to saving time and space, a self-storage unit is a simple way to make moving day easier.

During a move, there are so many things that need to get done. And sometimes, it can seem like they all have to get done at once. But this isn’t the case! Not all of your belongings have to reach your final destination at the same time. The trick is to find an intermediate step between point A and point B… like a month-to-month self storage unit, for example.

What is a self storage unit?

A self storage unit is a secure and clean storage space you can rent on a short-term basis. It’s essentially an extension of your garage or other storage space where you can keep your items for as long as you need.

How can a self storage unit help with my move?

Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, self storage is a great way to reduce your moving day stress. Rent a storage unit during your move to help you:

Ease into your new home.

When you store your belongings in a storage unit, you can slowly move your stuff into your new home. This way, you can figure out where everything should go before your house is full of stuff. You won’t be overwhelmed by all of your belongings piled around you.

Keep your valuable items safe.

A self storage unit is a great way to ensure the safety of your precious valuables. By moving your expensive items into a storage unit, they’ll be out of the way ahead of moving day. Once all of your other belongings are in place, you can take your time moving your precious items in. Plus, this can help ensure valuables like artwork and jewelry boxes stay out of view of potential thieves.

Have a flexible moving schedule.

When you rent a storage unit to assist with your move, you won’t have to move everything out of your old place and into the new at once. You can even start packing your belongings away before you find a new home. This head start on things will help make the process much easier!

Keep your belongings organized.

If there are certain things you own that you don’t want getting mixed up in the move, a storage unit is a great way to keep your things separated. Pack those things away into your self-storage unit before the hustle and bustle of packing for a move begins.

What should I look for in a self storage unit?

There are four main things you should look for when you’re on the search for a self storage unit. They are:

  1. Cleanliness. It’s important that the storage unit facility has regular cleaning and maintenance between uses. Remember, you can ask to view an empty unit before you rent it out for your things.
  2. Accessibility. Before deciding on a unit, ask yourself when and how often you’ll need to be accessing it. This will help you decide on the location of your unit. Plus, it’s important to check the hours of the facility.
  3. Security. If your items are in a self-storage unit, it’s clear that they are important to you. It’s always a great idea to buy a lock for your unit, but sometimes, facilities offer extra security. Like the Noke Smart Entry System, for example that we offer at many of our facilities.
  4. Climate-control. Even if the items you are storing don’t necessarily need controlled temperature, a climate controlled unit can help keep pests away from your belongings.

Make your move easier with a self-storage unit! Find a Storage Direct facility near you for a unit that meets all of your needs and requirements.