Moving from one place to another is never an easy feat. Aside from all of the nostalgia of packing your things, seeing your place empty, and beginning a new chapter in your life, you have to actually figure out what you’re going to do with all of your belongings.
There are many reasons why a storage facility might be a great option for some of your things. Moving is a big change in your life, and you might not want to tug all of your old belongings along. Perhaps your new place just doesn’t have enough space for everything. Oftentimes people move into a temporary residence before their new house is built: Storage facilities are great to keep everything secure while you wait.
If you’re thinking of using a storage facility, here are a few tips on deciding which items to put into storage:
- Which items will you miss the least? This can be a tough question, but think about what things you never touch. If you have to blow off a pile of dust to figure out what it is, then self-storage may be a good option.
- Monetary Value: Some items will become valuable over time, and it’s advantageous to store them away. Storage is a secure place to keep these things while time passes.
- Furniture: If you’re storing furniture, store away the least important set and try and find a climate controlled storage facility. It’s often useful to store some furniture in storage while you wait for your new house to be built.
Many moving companies also offer storage services, so be sure to ask your local movers if they provide this service. If you’re in the New York metropolitan area, Men on the Move has efficient movers and great storage facilities for all of your possessions.