Moving home is always close to the top of those frightening lists of life’s most stressful experiences, up there with losing a job, divorcing your spouse and even bereavement.
Clever use of self storage can help take some of that stress away by giving you something you really can rely on in the whole new-house-of-cards process and provide you a service at a guaranteed, good value cost.
A good self storage company can come into play when there’s an unexpected break in your moving chain – have them on speed dial as you get ready for the big day - or as a planned part of the process of moving your whole life out of one house and into another. It could even be a long term solution for some of the junk you’ve acquired along the way but just can’t bear to get rid of. Downsizing households are one of the reasons why Britain is undergoing a self storage boom, especially around West London.
Planning ahead is a good idea with self storage and as you go through the contents of your home in preparation for your move, keep back those items you don’t want to take with you.
If you’re putting the whole kit and caboodle into storage then here’s how much space you’ll need: A one bedroom property will probably only need a 50 – 75 square foot storage unit; two bedrooms will take you up towards 100 sq ft; add another 50 sq ft for the third bedroom and the contents of a four bedroom house should squeeze into a 150 – 200 sq ft unit.
It’s probably best to err on the side of caution though as you don’t want to find yourself having to rent another or larger unit in the middle of your move. Careful packing in advance will not only help you get the most out of the space you’re paying for but will also give you a good idea of how much space you’ll need.
You might even find your self storage facility a useful stop off for your whole move, with many of them selling specialist packing materials at good value prices.