4 Ways Storage Units Can Ease the Burden of Moving

by Samantha Stanfill

Moving is almost always a stressful time. Even when there is excitement at the prospect of changing your scenery or advancing in your career, there is always a measure of hassle involved in having to pack your possessions, move your furniture, organize, clean, and more.

Fortunately, there are ways to ease the burden of a relocation. Many have found that temporarily storing some of their items in a secure facility has relieved some of the stress that normally comes with a move. 

Here are 4 ways that self-storage can give you greater peace of mind during your move.

Storage Units Help Reduce Clutter

If you've ever moved before, then you know that at some point your home is going to look like a war zone. There will be half-packed boxes everywhere, items that still need to be packed, items that you're not sure what to do with... Basically, there's going to be a lot of clutter to sort through.

This is where storage units can come in handy: They offer an affordable, convenient option to keep your things organized and out of the way. For instance, you could store all of your seasonal items in a unit and not worry about them until Moving Day arrives!

Self-Storage is a Great Downsizing Option

Perhaps you can relate to this scenario: A couple of "empty nesters" decide to downsize, but can't bring themselves to get rid of certain cherished possessions that don't fit in their new home. What should they do?

Self-storage offers one option: They can keep their precious belongings close at hand, at least until they either make room for them in their new place, or decide to part with them once and for all. If you are in the process of downsizing for any reason, then a self-storage solution may make a lot of sense.

Storage Units Contribute to Consolidation

If your living arrangements are going to change soon, and you're moving into a home with someone else, then odds are you'll want to "consolidate" your belongings so that everything fits. 

Of course, you may have several duplicate items from your old hom —a sofa, a coffee maker, a dining table, silverware, a bureau, etc. Should you keep these items, or get rid of them?

Sometimes it takes a while to find a satisfying answer. In the meantime, you can place your possessions in a storage unit. This will give you some time to consider which items will stay and which ones will go—and after it's all said and done, you'll be happy you didn't make any hasty decisions.

Self-Storage Can Help You to Stage Your Home For Sale

If you are selling your old home, then you may need to stage it in order to get the best possible price. Of course, your home staging should be warm and inviting, and you'll likely use some of your own items as part of the presentation. 

However, one of the biggest rules when it comes to home staging is: Don't show anything that emphasizes the current owner's personality. For instance, family photos can take a prospective buyer out of the right mindset for making an offer.

The question is: If you need to remove these personal items from the home, what should you do with them in the meantime? Again, self-storage offers a simple, affordable solution. You can keep your personal possessions in storage until you're ready to move — and they won't interfere with any home staging.

If you are in the process of moving and want to ease the burden, reach out to us at Blue Mountain Self Storage today. Our state-of-the-art facility can accommodate any and all moving needs, and will keep your possessions secure for as long as needed. Contact us to learn more.

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