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Should I Use Storage When Moving to a New House?

Posted on February 1, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Should I Use Storage When Moving to a New House?

If you’re moving to a new home soon, it’s likely to take up most of your spare time with planning and contacting various service providers. Most mortgage applications rely on a chain of events, whereby at least you and the buyer need to sell your properties. This can sometimes leave people in a situation where they need to vacate their current property before moving into a new house.

What’s the best option in this situation to avoid losing an ideal home?

How Can Storage Help When Moving Home?

Although you might consider it to be poor planning, a surprising number of people find themselves with gaps in moving dates. However, it’s more to do with trying to sell their current property which means sacrificing several weeks or months without moving properly. It all depends on how much you want and are willing to compromise to land your perfect home.

Additionally, people might find themselves between properties due to a national or international relocation which can take more time to complete. This creates a limbo where they live between two houses or flats while things are finalised, often for work or visa holdups. Whatever the reasons  – the main thing to remember here is the security of your possessions.

If you find yourself in this situation, you need to have a contingency plan, and storage is the ideal solution for this scenario. It’s much easier to rent a basic short-term rental property for yourself or family that’s smaller and cheaper than one that can store all your possessions. Plus, storage is much less expensive than residential rental prices. You could rent a small apartment and keep everything in storage, and it would cost you less than a larger property.

How Should You Prepare Things for Storage?

To prevent any issues occurring, it’s essential that you don’t rush things by putting everything into storage without preparation. By doing some simple tasks now, you’ll avoid any problems. Here are some of our best tips for preparing your items before storage:

  • Clean everything thoroughly. Any mould you bring in can spread to other things, which can damage clothing and other materials. Secure any chords with tape on all electrical appliances and leave doors ajar.
  • Vacuum seal clothes and fabrics. If you are keeping clothes in storage, it’s possible to buy a vacuum-sealing machine. They’re invaluable appliances and will eliminate any excess air in things like clothes.
  • Don’t pack in plastic bags. It would be best if you didn’t pack anything in plastic bags. The materials of most carrier bags or bin-liners will increase the humidity, which leads to moisture. An ideal breeding ground for mould.
  • Use new storage boxes or containers. Don’t try and use boxes you get from the corner shop or supermarket. Durable plastic containers are also an excellent way to safeguard your possessions.
  • Carefully pack fragile pieces. Any fragile objects will need additional care and handling. Every box should have lots of extra padding and packaging.

Camp Hopson – Newbury and Berkshire’s Favourite Storage Company –

Camp Hopson is Newbury and Berkshire’s favourite domestic and business storage provider. We work with thousands of people every year for their removals needs, many who also use our storage units. And several people every month find themselves in a scenario where they need to rent a storage unit to secure their possessions during a relocation.

At Camp Hopson, it’s our number one goal to provide our customers with the best service possible. We give people the type of service we would want to receive, in addition to ensuring we understand everyone’s specific requirements. Camp Hopson operates in Newbury and Berkshire, but we also provide removals to all the surrounding areas.

If you’re planning a relocation in Newbury or Berkshire, contact us today. We have several storage options available, should you need to find somewhere secure to store your belongings.