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The Benefits of Hiring Storage Space

The Benefits of Hiring Storage Space

19 August 2014

Storage is a fast growing industry in the UK, with more and more companies and individuals making use of hired space for relocations and other purposes. When moving home, storage can sometimes be a very useful asset. Below are some of the benefits that can be gained by utilising storage during your relocation.

Storing excess items

If you are moving to a slightly smaller property and don’t expect to have room for some of your furniture or other household items, hiring some storage space for them can be a useful stop gap between either finding somewhere they can be stored after you’ve unpacked and arranged your new home, or while you wait to find potential buyers. Another advantage is that you won’t have to worry about these items getting an extra wear and tear during the duration of their storage, as any particularly delicate items can often be catered for by most storage companies.

International moves

If you are planning on moving abroad for a few months to test the waters, or will be out of the country for a period of time and plan to sell your house, then storage will be very useful. Rather than selling off all your household goods and furniture, you can hold them in storage until you need to return. This will end up saving you money, as you won’t have to acquire everything again when you find a new home.

Long distance moves

When moving long distance, it may not be possible to arrive at the same time as the removal company, as the journey might take you longer than a day. In these situations, you can make use of storage, and pick up your items either via removal company or yourself once you’ve arrived at your new home. Some removal companies will actually offer storage inclusive of their service, so you can take advantage of these options for long distance relocations.


Most storage facilities are very well secured, and can be one of the safest places you can store your valuables while in the interim of moving home. Pianos and other large, valuable instruments can be worth keeping in a storage facility if they are not used and you need to get them out of the house for your move, or while you find a buyer.

Container removal

Another, and fairly recent addition to the storage world is the use of containers removals. Rather than hiring a removal company, you simply hire a container of specified size. This will be delivered to your home where you can load at your leisure, before being picked up and shipped to your new address. This can be a very cost effective option if you are moving abroad or over a long distance, as you can do all the unpacking/packing yourself, and make your own way to your new home in your own time.

Overall then, there are many benefits to be found when utilising storage, and it can be a worthwhile consideration for any large or long distance move. On the other hand, if you are moving locally, or planning an inner city relocation, unless you have a large amount of items or won’t be able to get access to your new home until a few days after you have to leave the old one, you may not get any real benefit from hiring storage space.

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