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They say that moving house is one of the most stressful experiences any of us can go through. sorting finances to moving day itself, there’s so much to consider that it can be overwhelming. One big stress factor comes from knowing what to do with your belongings during busy moving periods.

Luckily, that’s where self storage units come in. Personal storage units, like the ones we have available in our Poole self storage facility, can come in incredibly useful when going through a move. In this blog, we’ll cover a few examples of when and how using secure self storage can be used for moving house and how to use them to your advantage.

Time Between Homes

One of the most common reasons for using storage facilities during a move is because you might find there to be a gap between your old home and your new one. Whether you rent or own your home, arranging occupation dates between one home and the other can be tricky – particularly if you’re in a chain.

Many find that they have had to hand over the keys to their old property before getting access to their new home. This means they might be staying with friends or family, or even in other accommodation. When doing this, you don’t want to have to worry about constantly moving all your belongings and finding somewhere for them to go.

By using local, secure self storage, you can be sure that your household items are safe and out of the way until it’s time to fully move in.

Alternatively, you might find that your exchange and completion dates or time between tenancies is extremely short. In this instance, it may be physically impossible to move all your household items from one property to another in such a timeframe. By using self storage units, you can prepare ahead of time by placing items you don’t immediately need away and just spend moving day focusing on your most needed items.

You’re Moving Far Away

If you’re moving further than the other side of your town, using a storage facility will also be invaluable. That way, you can keep less urgent items safe while you’re getting settled, and come back for them later. Our Poole self storage is flexible, so if you need to extend your stay, that’s not a problem. Likewise, if you need to reduce the size of your storage unit, our friendly team can also help with that.

Your New Home

If your new home requires some renovation work, painting, or even just a deep clean before you can fully move in, DIY self storage can come in handy. For example, if you’re working on one room at a time, you may need to swap out the items you’re keeping in storage facilities while you get the work completed.

Moving Day and Beyond

Our Poole self storage units are useful for many more things than just moving home. Even after you’re settled and happy in your new home, you may find that you still need that extra breathing room and somewhere to keep important items.

Many of our customers use our self storage facilities throughout the year, for items both big and small. If you’ve downsized you may find that you need extra space to keep seasonal items like garden furniture or Christmas decorations. Others find secure self storage useful for keeping sports equipment like bikes, skiing, or golf equipment.

Store & Secure

Whether you’re moving across the road or across the country, self storage can be a helpful solution to many common issues when moving home. Our Poole self storage options are available now to help take the stress off your shoulders.

Get a free quote for your storage needs on our website now, or give us a call on 01202 620 220 to discuss your size requirements and availability. Our storage units in Poole are fully protected and secure, with 24/7 CCTV and 7-day-a-week access. Get in touch now for 50% off your first 12 weeks’ storage.

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