When Do You Need Moving Storage?
Logistics can become complex during a move, especially when you cross state lines or move out of the region. You may need storage accommodations in the following situations:
- There is a gap between the end of your old lease and the start of your new lease.
- You have to complete renovations or cleaning tasks before you can start moving in.
- You need to move on short notice and do not have a new living situation arranged.
- You will not be able to travel on the same schedule as your belongings and so cannot be there when the movers arrive.
Once you know you need to store your belongings during the transition, you must decide on a storage facility. Many moving companies, especially established national entities, offer storage options.
Some companies provide storage in a traditional facility, while others offer secure storage in a warehouse or truck yard. If the company provides warehousing style storage, they most likely keep your belongings in the pod or truck so you don’t have to worry about unpacking and repacking anything.
Why Store Through Your Moving Company?
Storing your items with the company that you’re moving with provides the following benefits.
- Expert Assistance
- Lower Overall Cost
- Peace of Mind
When you work with multiple companies, you have to vet each business individually. If you have found a moving company that you trust that also offers storage options, storing with your mover saves you the trouble and anxiety of finding a reputable storage company.
If you need to put some of your belongings aside in a secure space during the moving process, consider entrusting your possessions to the moving company that’s already handling them.