Our Storage VS. Self-Storage

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Storage can be very important. Especially if there are closing dates on houses that need to be met, or maybe a getaway vacation before moving to a new location. You have probably seen the many different storage facilities, such as CubeSmart or Extra Space Storage. While moving with a professional company, this is not the only option. You can also store your items with the company as well. Both have separate beneficial qualities. It is recommended to choose the option that works best for you.

Storing Items Yourself:

As mentioned before, there are multiple different, well-known places to store items yourself. There are close to 50,000 self-storage facilities in America. So chances are that you have a few that are right around the corner from you. They have different options for sizes, ranging from 5′ x 5′ up to 10′ x 25′. It’s important to know that there are facilities that have climate control as well. If you’re living in a state with extreme temperatures such as, Florida or Maine, it is recommended you explore this option. Since this is self-storage, you will have to retrieve the items yourself. After your moving company delivers them to your unit, the items are accessible and you may take them when you are ready for them. Prices to differ for units based on size, climate control, and whether or not the are drive-up accessible.

Storing With Your Moving Company: 

If you’re using a reputable company, they have a warehouse to store your items. This is recommended for long term storage, if you need a bit of time before you can accept delivery in your new residence. Depending on the size of your move, typically the first month is free of charge and each recurring month requires a payment. It is recommended that you discuss this with your moving coordinator. You will not be able to access your items, as they will remain in the company’s warehouse until delivery.

What is the biggest bonus of storing with a moving company? When you are ready for the items to be delivered to you, the company will load the items up, drive to the destination, unload and reassemble everything for you. The process of using a moving company and utilizing their storage is as follow; on the date of pick up, the movers will show up and load your packed items onto the truck. The items will be transported to said company’s warehouse. When you are ready for delivery the items will be taken out of storage and delivered to your residence. All furniture will be put in the desired spot and reassembled for you. The only thing left for you to do is unpack your boxes!

If you are having trouble on deciding on what option is best for you, feel free to ask your Moving Kings representative!