When it’s time to move home you’ve got enough to worry about without having to find a home for, well, everything in your old home. So keep what you absolutely can’t live without and put the rest into storage. You can then settle in and work out a) what you need to bring to your new house and b) what you have room for in your new house.
It seems simple but the more thought you put into moving the less chance there is for something to go wrong on the day. Prioritise your belongings. Work out the things you absolutely need in your new home (kettle, chairs, TV, chargers – you know the stuff) and things you might not need immediately (entire sets of ‘x’ – insert your own favourite, university notes, 35mm projectors and films – again, you know what we’re talking about).
Make Moving Day Easier
If you put some of your things into storage there will be fewer boxes to be moved from your old home to your new one. Which means the removal charges should be less too. And there will be fewer boxes to be unpacked before you start to feel like it’s your home. You can also make any repairs to your new home before it has all your furniture and effects in it.
Things You Might Consider Storing
It’s entirely up to you what you choose to store with us. Only you know what will look fabulous in your new home. But trust us, space makes everything you do have look better. So here’s a list of things we think people might consider storing until they get settled into their new home. In no particular order:
- CD/DVD collections – Stick them onto a hard drive and store the physical objects. You’ll be amazed how much cupboard space you have without all the discs and cases. You’ll still have all the music and movies, just without all the clutter.
- Christmas decorations – With more and more people having a bigger and brighter Christmas you can clear a lot of space by storing your Christmas baubles for the other 11 months of the year.
- Clothes you don’t wear often – How many things in your wardrobe are actually worn regularly? If you’re anything like us it’s about half (and that’s being generous to ourselves). So put the things you hope to wear one day into storage. They’ll still be available. And, who knows, perhaps absence will make the heart grow fonder and you’ll decide to wear something you haven’t worn for years.
- Hiking / outdoor gear – If you go hiking regularly then just keep on strolling past this part. This is where we tell those who go out a few times a year that they can store their gear with us and create a whole new area of their house that’s usable and not given over to the ‘slightly smelling outdoor gear’. Just grab your crampons when you need ‘em.
- Occasional furniture – And by that we mean furniture that you only have due to longevity. It’s not really used or beautiful but it’s always been in your home. Try living without it for a while. See if you really do miss it. Or do you like the extra floor space more?
- Old admin/school/university papers – We all love to keep some work we’ve done as a window into our pasts. We’re humans and it’s a human thing to do. So why not keep your window with us? Available for you to look through whenever you like and not taking up so much room in the garage you’ll never get a car in there.
- Bikes – If you’re a regular bike user, we doff our caps to you. You’ll not be wanting to store your bike because you’ll be using it. If you’re one of the many people who use their bikes less frequently, you can park it with us. Our secure facilities mean you can pick it up whenever you fancy a cycle, and benefit from the extra space at home.
Happy New Home
Your new home should be amazing. It will be amazing. Give yourselves the best chance to make it your own, exactly how you want, by getting rid of things you don’t really need. And when you store things with us, if you do decide you need them, they’re ready when you are.
Give us a call or pop in to see how we can help your new home be even more perfect when you move in.