METCALF MOVING BLOG

March 14, 2024

Short-Term Storage Options through Your Moving Company

Moving timelines only occasionally mesh together perfectly. Sometimes, you must move out of your existing home before moving into your new home. Others need to clear out their existing home to sell it before moving into the new house. Whatever the case, many moving companies offer short- and long-term storage solutions for customers. Make your move easier by understanding your storage options and choosing the best fit for your needs.

Determine Distance

The first step to determining the best storage solution for your needs is to consider the distance you need to travel. Moving companies have storage solutions in all shapes and sizes, helping to accommodate anything from a short, local move to an international move. For those moving between states, a long-distance storage solution may be the best option to move across the country.

Decide Your Service Needs

Storage options come in many forms and can be custom-created for your needs. Before deciding on a storage solution, consider what service level you need. Some people are happy to have a moving company come to their house, pack their belongings, and take them to storage on one trip. Other people are glad to pack themselves and have movers arrive to take their belongings to the storage unit. Consider the level and type of storage you need, too. Storage units can be simple shelters or completely climate-controlled.

Consider Portable Storage

Portable storage containers offer a simple, affordable alternative to traditional moving options. Portable storage containers are excellent for full-service and do-it-yourself moves. Consider portable storage containers for a DIY move option because they are simple and affordable. Some moving companies offer this option and will deliver convenient, easy-to-use portable storage containers to load your belongings at your own pace. They then deliver it to your new residence or store it until needed.

A 1,500-square-foot home can fit inside these containers, typically offered at 16′ long, 8′ wide, and 8′ high. 

Residential or Commercial

Moving companies offer various services and are happy to help you move your home or office. Residential storage solutions are ideal for single-family homes and help provide a place to store your belongings while you sell your house or before you move into your new home. Similarly, moving companies also offer storage solutions for commercial moves. If you’re moving your office or business, a commercial storage solution may be perfect for documents, office furniture, or technical equipment.

Storage For All

Storage options aren’t just for people moving to a new home. Using a storage option could be perfect if you’re renovating your home. Movers will help you move your belongings and furniture out of your home so you can safely renovate your space without damaging your furniture. Moving your belongings before a renovation can also help the renovation move faster without constantly moving boxes or bulky furniture.

Further, consider using storage options if you are downsizing. Adding a storage unit can be a great way to hold onto precious keepsakes and mementos without keeping them in your home. Enjoy maintaining a smaller home without saying goodbye to your belongings. Move to a smaller living space while still holding on to treasured memories with the help of a storage option.

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If you need storage while you are in between homes, don’t hesitate to reach out. While we are experts in providing high-quality, professional moving services, we are also happy to discuss storage needs with you. Contact us today, and we can work together to determine the best storage solution for your needs.

 

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