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What's Best for You? Self Storage vs. Storage

Last updated 7 years ago

During your big move, it is quite likely that you will need a place to store all of your valuable belongings.  Should you go with a self-storage facility, or should you go with an alternative? 

 Some moving companies offer self-storage options, which is attractive for a number of reasons:

  • You handle your precious items and know exactly where they are.  During a move, things have a tendency to disappear for no good reason—somewhat like socks in the dryer.  Knowing where your things are means you will be able to orchestrate your move with grace and confidence.
  • Your new driveway will not become something resembling a donation drop-off center.  Storage options that are dropped off at your home may seem convenient for some, but they also take up that extra parking space and may annoy your new neighbors if left in the driveway for too long.
  • You can focus on the large and important items first.  Self-storage facilities allow you to get the big things like couches, beds, tables, entertainment centers, desks, kitchen appliances, and clothing organized before the knickknacks start going up.  This streamlines the moving process and allows you to keep organized.
  • To stay organized and clean around your new home.  We all have a bit of a tendency to be pack rats, but that is art of the beauty of moving into a new house: a junk-catharsis.  But there are some things that we just cannot get rid of, and yet we do not want them in our new abode!  So, store them at a storage facility.  That way you will have them if you even need or want them, but they will not clutter you new home.


For more about self-storage facilities or to hire movers to help you get your stuff from your old place to your new, visit the Men On The Move website.

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