To say that moving house is rather hectic is probably a bit of an understatement, what makes the whole process incredibly chaotic is the amount of contents that will require sorting and packing in order to make the home move efficient and flawless and if a person has lived at an address for a specifically long time, you can bet that there will be a lot of stuff accumulated over the years.
Most people see moving as a fresh new start therefore would rather not take any clutter with them which is why it is incredibly important to have a good sort out prior to moving day. Sorting out doesn’t have to be done immediately though, if time is limited and you don’t want to rush the sorting out process you could consider storing items until a later date. Some people hold items of value which they no longer wish to keep, rushing to get rid of these items could mean that you sell for less or even give things away, this is fine however if there is opportunity to make some good money from unwanted contents then using storage until there is sufficient time to getting round to it is probably your best option.
Sort, prepare and make some money!
When people move house they are usually faced with a situation of not knowing what to take or what to keep but most would agree that they do not want to take clutter with them. The great thing about moving is that we have no choice but to have good sort out and oftentimes we do discover misplaced items which may have been lost for years.
Sorting out can be a great money making opportunity, you could find things that hold substantial value even and it’s the perfect time to try to raise some funds. I’m sure at an expensive time during moving that any extra cash that can be made would be an absolute bonus?
Having said that, moving is no easy process and most people may find that they already stressed enough let alone having to find time to do this so this is where storage comes in to play, you may find that using storage offers freedom to put aside items that have no place in the new home which can then be carefully sorted and sold at a later date.
Storage is beneficial in many other ways, not only for storing items until people find time to sort through them. Let’s discover how else storage can benefit you;
Bearing in mind that different people have different circumstances some of the following reasons for using storage may be right for you, others may not be.
• Space saving opportunity, If you have a lot of stuff and you are moving, particularly downsizing you may not be able to take it all with you, storage for temporary purposes allows you be able to move clutter free and then come back to sort out unwanted items later on.
• New or current Home refurbishments, Whether you are moving or not many people decide to do home improvements from time to time, by opting to put items into storage until the job is complete ensures that everything is safely kept out of harm’s way whilst the refurbishments take place.
• Deceased Relative or close friend, if a family member or close friend suddenly passes they may be leaving a whole house full of contents left behind. Usually house clearances take place at some point by relatives of the deceased may be faced with having to sort through the majority of the goods beforehand. At an already upsetting time this could be too much for people to have to face and storage allows time to come to terms with a death before having to face this situation.
• Evicted! If you are evicted you have hardly any time to get out the property, storage may be your best option if you want to keep hold of many of your contents.