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How important is storage for moving?
When you need to change your place of leaving, there are lots of reasons why you might need to store your things. Maybe your new house is not ready for relocation, or you are just rent an apartment, so you have not enough space for all your staff and furniture. Whatever the cause there are a few things you should know about renting storage.
Before ordering a storage space, you must determine the following questions:
- How much space do you need for your things?
- How long are you going to store your things?
- Do you need these things in a new place or you can give them to storage?
- Can you qualitatively pack household goods on your own or do you need specialist help?
- Are there any fragile materials or items that need special storage conditions?
- Do you have furniture that requires assembling/disassembling?
The answers to these questions will help you determine the main features of storage and make your moving easier and faster.
HOW MUCH STORAGE WILL YOU NEED?
To determine the number of storage compartments, you must request the storage measurements from the moving company. As a rule, this is the standard, and the company can advise you the size of the storage depending on the number of rooms and the square of the house.
HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO STORE YOUR THINGS?
The final price of the check for the storage of your things will depend not only on the size of the storage, but also on the storage time. Some moving companies offer a payment method for the past time, so you will not overpay and be able to extend the storage time without problems if necessary.
DO YOU NEED THESE THINGS IN A NEW PLACE OR YOU CAN GIVE THEM TO STORAGE?
Making a list and dividing things into two items (for storage / for a new place) is very useful when moving. Thus, you will not forget about necessary things, and unnecessary ones will not occupy your extra place in a temporary dwelling.
CAN YOU WRAP UP THINGS ON YOUR OWN OR DO YOU NEED SPECIALIST HELP?
It will be easier and more practical to hire professionals to pack things, because they know all the nuances and will do it qualitatively. And you do not have to buy additional wrapping materials and waste time for packing.
ARE THERE ANY FRAGILE MATERIALS OR ITEMS THAT NEED SPECIAL STORAGE CONDITIONS?
If you have items that require storage, equipped with climate-control, for example, a collection of wines, documents, antiques or musical instruments, you must notify the moving company about it in advance.
DO YOU HAVE FURNITURE THAT REQUIRES ASSEMBLING/DISASSEMBLING?
Some pieces of furniture are best transported and stored in disassembled condition. So they take up less space and move them more easily in parts.
In any case, all these points you must stipulate with the moving company beforehand at the stage of registration of the contract, so everything will be taken into account and carried out without delays.
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