Storage Before and After Your Move

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Getting ready to move? If you have started going through the items that you need to pack and you’re surprised at the number of things you’ve accumulated, you might be wondering how you’re going to fit everything in your new space.

Or, perhaps you need to move out of your current residence, but you can’t move into your new home for a month or two. Renting a storage unit can help solve your space dilemmas! Finding the right storage unit size can help save you time, money and stress!

As a side note, if you need to move into a temporary home or apartment, see if you can find one that’s already furnished. You don’t want to plan two moves in the span of a month!

Storage facilities offer a variety of sizes and rental time. Short term storage, long term, and even month to month options are available. It’s important to know how long you’ll need the unit, although most storage companies will work with you.

What size storage unit do you need?

The first thing you’ll need to do is make a list of what items need to be stored in the unit. The next step is to measure well! Your list will also help you stay organized as you juggle the various parts of your move, but it will also give you an idea of what things need to be packed away and what needs to be taken directly to your new place.

Next, measure your boxes and determine what size units are available. Secure storage options come in several sizes, including:

  • 5×5: usually this is the smallest unit and is about the size of a large closet
  • 5×10: this usually holds larger furniture or larger appliances in addition to some space for boxes or other gear
  • 10×10: this usually holds furniture and belongings from a full living room and two bedrooms
  • 10×15: this can oftentimes hold the contents of a small house with three bedrooms.

If you determine that a storage unit is necessary, find a place that is convenient for your new home or apartment. If you anticipate getting things out of it regularly, you don’t want to be driving across town all the time.

If you don’t want to pay for a storage unit, your best bet is to purge as much as you can before your move. Donate or sell as much as you can before you move so you don’t have to pack and move as much.

If you want help with the moving process, let our team at Smooth Move People help! We will help get everything moved safely and efficiently to your new space, so you don’t have to. We’ll pack your belongings, load the moving truck, and unload at the storage space or your new home.

In addition to packing everything up, we provide all of the packing supplies needed for the move. We have wardrobe boxes for your clothes, boxes specifically designed for glasses and dishes, and durable boxes for heavy items. We sell packing paper, bubble wrap, packing tape, and everything else you need for your move. Contact us today and set up your move with Smooth Move People.

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