METCALF MOVING BLOG

February 14, 2020

Factors to Consider When Choosing Warehousing Services

There are close to 50,000 storage units in the United States, but what if you’re looking for warehouse storage to hold your household belongings to stay while you transition to a new location? 

A warehouse service provider can make your move easier by giving you peace of mind that your belongings are safe while you look for a permanent place to call home or while you wait for your new home build. 

Warehouse storage facilities are different from self-storage. Warehouse facilities are available to store the contents of your home while you live in temporary housing, for example.

You won’t be able to go to the warehouse provider to grab a couple of things like you would with self-storage.  

What are the best warehouse facilities? What kind of extras do you need? 

Are you relocating? Do you need temporary or longer-term storage?

Here, we lay out the factors to consider when choosing a warehousing provider. 

What to Look for in a Warehousing Provider 

Maybe you sold your home, and your new home isn’t ready yet? Warehouse storage solutions are available for the temporary storage of your furniture and other items until you are prepared to move it all into your new residence. Keep these factors in mind. 

1. Location of the Storage Warehouse

Does the location matter if it’s just a temporary place for your household possessions? Maybe you want your stuff close to your new home, so it gets there quickly when the time comes. 

2. Security

Is there 24-hour monitoring or a manager on the premises at all times? You may be storing almost everything you own. You don’t want to take a risk with all of your possessions. 

3. Accessibility

Do you want to be able to access your stuff? Or is it okay for it to stay there until it’s time to go to your new home? Depending on your needs, find out which storage facilities allow access and which ones don’t. 

4. Cost

Is this type of solution affordable? Will you be charged if you need to extend your time? Are there short-term and long-term leases? 

If you’re building a home or want to take your time looking for a new home, you may not know how long you’ll need to store your stuff. Make sure that you can extend your lease to accommodate timeline changes. 

Moving Soon? 

Now that you know how warehousing solutions can help take the stress out of your move, you can start the planning. Your belongings will have a place to call home while you are in between houses. 

We at Metcalf Moving & Storage are here to help. Contact us for a free quote. 

 

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