Three Storage Options For Moving Households


As you prepare to move your household, you may realize that not everything can come along with you in the moving truck. There are three main options to consider for temporary storage when you're moving household. 

Climate-Controlled Self Storage

Indoor self-storage units are an option if you have sensitive materials to store in your storage unit. While these units can be a bit more expensive, they do offer a lot in terms of temperature control and moisture control. If you're opting for an indoor storage unit, space may be at a premium; make sure that you consolidate your belongings into the smallest unit size possible. Some storage facilities have lockers to rent instead of storage units if you only have a few things to store. You could also consider renting out half of your storage unit to someone else. 

Outdoor Self Storage

Outside storage units are much more forgiving when it comes to cost and space economy. They are a great way to store climate-ready items, such as outdoor furniture and tools. There are many things that you can do to make your outside storage safer. For one, it helps to ensure that all of your materials are wrapped and kept off the floor to protect against the elements. Be sure to thoroughly vet the security system as well; outside storage can be just as safe as indoor storage units, as long as there is a strong surveillance system with 24-hour guards. 

Portable Storage Units

Another option that has been popping up lately is portable storage units that can be kept outside. These outside storage units are simple crates with doors that you can store on your property. They can be a great option for continued storage after your move. They can sometimes be put on wheels, too, so that you can attach the storage unit to a vehicle with a trailer and move it to your new destination without moving anything. A portable storage unit can be rented from many moving and storage companies, and some offer you the chance to buy the unit outright as well. 

So, which method of storage should you choose? If you are most concerned with protecting fragile items, then indoor storage is the best way to go. If cost and agility is the best option for you, then consider outside storage. And for longevity without much added cost, portable storage units may be your best bet. 

Contact a company like Security Self Storage for more information.


7 August 2016

Keeping Your Zen During Your Next Move

When my husband announced that we would be moving again for his job, I couldn't help but burst into tears. We had already moved three times in the past year and a half, and it was getting hard to make new friends. I was tired and angry, until he explained that he would be in charge of this next move and do a lot of the hard work. He also explained what benefits the move would come along with, which helped to calm me down. This blog is all about how I was able to stay calm during my many moves and the tips that have helped me along the way.