Moving is tough, partly because we accumulate so much stuff over time. The longer you live in one place, the more likely you are to need a new home for your belongings–whether that’s in your new home, or somewhere else.
Here’s how off-site storage can cut down on your moving headaches, buy you time, and get stuff out of tripping distance:
Headache #1: You’re downsizing, haven’t figured out what to do with extra items, and are dreading the idea of wedging it all in the new place.
Downsizing is one of the top reasons to get off-site storage when moving. You might be relocating from the country to the city, going from a house to an apartment during a divorce, or just trying to save money.
You could sell or donate anything that won’t fit in the new place, but that takes a lot of time and energy (both of which are hard to come by during a move). You may also be attached to your stuff. Get rid of this headache by renting a locker to store your items, whether it’s for a few weeks, months, or years.
Headache #2: You’re uprooting your stuff from one home, and replanting in another of the same size. The question is: where will it all go?
Whether you want to keep valuables safe before hiring movers or need to keep items somewhere during a temporary relocation (such as an overseas contract or a university semester), off-site storage is perfect even for those moving into similar square footage.
Headache #3: Your new home isn’t ready, but you need to get out of the old one now.
If you’re in between leases, or your new home is still undergoing renovations, you can stay at a hotel or a friend’s house–but your furniture and boxes can’t. Renting a locker gives you a temporary home for your stuff during this transition period. And you can still access it during this time!
Off-site storage make transitions easier
Todd Talbot, realtor and former co-host of Love It Or List It Vancouver, is full of tips for selling your home. He recently shared his insights with CTV, calling off-site lockers “a bridge storage system before you move into your next property.”
Todd mentions Maple Leaf Self Storage, along with other useful information about moving. Watch the segment here: