Moving in to a smaller home can be an upsetting ordeal from the outset, the circumstances that enforce a downsize are usually not in the interest of comfort, but more to do with monetary issues, or children moving out of the family home. When you’re having to deal with these sorts of factors, the last you want to think about is the technicalities of moving house, but when you are moving from a large property into a smaller one, particularly a house in to a flat, there are a great deal more things to keep in mind than in a regular move. Should you have a lot of furniture that you want to keep, then you are likely to need storage in order to safely hold on to large items that will not fit in to your new home, we aim to give you some useful hints and tips on suitable storage in Richmond upon Thames.
Get to know the storage available to you. This means researching everywhere that you could possibly store your items, from worldwide brands that offer storage in every country, to farmers who have a little spare barn space and will let it go for a little money each month. Searching through the classifieds and different websites will show up decent results for lesser known opportunities to lock up your items, helping you to find the best quote for your needs. Be aware however, that there are dishonest people out there; you should only store your items with a standalone storage person if you are sure that they have some ties to the place in which your items are kept, you don’t want to turn up one day and find that the locker is empty and that you have no way of finding the person responsible!
When you are getting quotes, consider where your storage unit is geographically. If the unit is in the middle of a city, the rent will be a lot higher than in the countryside, simply due to premiums on space in urban areas. Many of the larger and more trusted companies will have storage facilities on industrial estates outside of the city, so there are plenty of options for you to find a good deal that suits your needs. Do some calculations, and work out whether your savings will still be worthwhile in accordance with how much you need to travel, and how often, to get to your items.
When you have decided on where and how to store your items, you need to make sure that you have the right size of lock up. A good way to measure is to compare the unit to a room in your current house, or even the van in which you will be transporting the items, and attempt to pack everything in. We advise that you take care to hire a locker that is slightly larger than your requirements, to avoid any nasty surprises, as well as avoiding any damages that your items may incur when being pushed up against the sides of the unit. Consider whether there is a chance that you may need to add items in the near future, as this will also affect how much space you need to hire.
Give a thought to your items, and the length of time that they will be languishing in storage. More rustic units on farms may have problems with damp and rodents, but thats not to say that indoors units won’t have their issues as well. Be sure to wrap up soft furnishings, and don’t let any perishables be stored for long periods of time.