Occupancy Delayed? Self Storage can Help!
If you are in the process of relocating to a new home or apartment, you may have a requirement for the temporary storage of your belongings. Whether you need temporary storage for one month or 90 days, your local neighborhood self storage facility is the perfect solution for your problem.
Self storage rental contracts are on a month-to-month basis, so you do not have to worry about the expense of a long term contract. There are over 50,000 self storage facilities in the United States, so you are sure to find one nearby. The good news is that self storage facilities offer you the ability to visit you temporarily stored items on a regular basis.
The hard reality of a move or relocation can be the fact your new residence has had its occupancy delayed or the similar. In fact, this is a common occurrence in many moves. Getting ready for a move is difficult enough in its self, but, if a delay should occur you need to be ready to handle it. You need to create a plan in advance, should this problem occur. For many people, the transitional phase of a relocation can cause them to literally be living “out of boxes” for months.
If you plan carefully, you can reduce the stress of a delayed occupancy. Your plan will be ready, and you will be prepared to store and access your valued items. As you are planning your move with your moving company, be sure to also create a plan for temporary storage. Moving companies are familiar with dealing with this type of problem, many of who offer temporary storage solutions. The problem is that their storage facility many not be located nearby and the cost of storing your items with them is sometime significantly more expensive than self storage.
Self Storage Tips
Listed below are some ideas to help you through the temporary storage problem should it occur.
1). Make sure that all of your moving boxes are clearly labeled. You need to know what is inside of each of your moving boxes – keep a list, you may need it later.
2). Identify the length of time you will require for your temporary storage.
3). Determine your temporary housing requirements. Will you be living in a Hotel, Apartment, or Renting a home.
4). Use a online “storage estimator” to help you determine the amount of storage unit space that you will need to handle your storage requirements.
5). Instead of storing all of your belongings in one storage unit, consider renting a combination of smaller ones. One storage unit may house items that you will not need to access. Another one may be for items frequently used. A frequently visited storage unit has its items stored differently than one that does not used regularly. For example, you will need to create aisle space to easily access your items.
6). Find a Self Storage Facility in your local area. You will now know how much storage space that you will need. Be sure to review your storage requirement with the self storage facility Managers. Most people rent too much space. Keep in mind that drive up storage units are more expensive than interior hallway store units. In fact, drive up storage units can be as much as 30% more expensive.
7). Draw up diagrams of what you would plan store in the storage units. This way you will be able to reference it and easily retrieve your items. Remember to store your most commonly used items near the front entry of the storage unit.
8). Take advantage of wall and ceiling space. These are great areas to hang or store items.
9). Maximize your storage space - Store heavy items like appliances and furniture in the back of the storage unit. Store boxes in uniformed, well organize rows – biggest boxes on the bottom row, smaller boxes on top (consider purchasing shelving).
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Check out the video below, it will give you a good idea on what to expect from a self storage facility.