Author Ella Andrews
Getting storage sorted for your move When you are moving house, you may find that for whatever reason, the new place just doesn’t seem to accommodate some of your belongings. It may because you have downsized, or just the spaces do not work that well for your furniture.
This may be an opportunity for you to sell of those older items and buy a new set of furniture, as this will be a nice way to start a new life in your new home, however, many people are loathe to let go of those items, as they are worth a lot by way of sentimentality, and opt instead for storage.
Storage is a tricky beast to tame, as it involves spending money to carry on owning something that you have already paid for. Essentially you will find that this means that you are left with a situation in which you do not want to sell things for any less than you have spent on them which is a figure that keeps increasing. The issue here is that if you are not going to sell your things on now, at a point where you are no longer using them, when will you sell them? The best way to approach storage is with an end date in mind, so that you can keep control of your spending and remove any element of risk that may reduce your bank statement too significantly! If you are still hell bent on storing things, then there are other factors to consider.
For a start, you will need to look in to how large a unit you need. This revolves around the size of the things that you have so it can be difficult the make a judgement without packing everything together first. If in doubt, go larger, as this means that you have room for any miscalculations, and space to move around with things within the unit. of course, getting a decent calculation would be good, as it means you avoid spending any unnecessary cash, so try piling everything against a wall and taking a measurement around it, to get a rough idea of the volume you are looking at. You can use this volume measurement when talking to the moving and storage company over the phone, and it will mean that you are sure that everything fits. Make a note of the longest items however, so that you are sure that it will fit according to the unit’s measurements. In terms of location, you may well be able to get a cheaper unit outside of urban areas.
Rental prices are much higher when in built up areas, so it is worth looking at less populated areas for units. The problem of course comes if you are looking at spending money on fuel to visit the unit, so you need to work out whether the savings are enough to justify the distance. The type of unit that you get can affect the price as well. In the countryside, some farmers or landowners will rent out barns or garages that are perfect for storage, and a lot cheaper than a normal storage unit. These should be taken carefully hwever, as they may well be susceptible to rodents and damp problems. If you have anything precious that you want to store, then it is worth spending extra on retaining the value of such items. Afer all, what is the point in paying to keep hold of something, if it is only losing value because of the place that you are storing it in
Author Ella Andrews