You never really realise how much stuff you own until you have to pack it up and move. You might think a couple of large moving boxes per room is more than you need, but you will be surprised at how much stuff you have tucked away in cupboards and wardrobes. Those moving boxes fill up pretty quickly! Short term storage can make your move easier and less overwhelming in three important ways.
Getting your boxes for moving and packing in advance is a great way to keep your move manageable. We all own things we don’t use often but do need. If you can pack holiday decorations, out of season clothing, rarely used kitchen gadgets and ornaments a month or two ahead of your move, you’ll have a much calmer moving experience. But what to do with those large moving boxes you have packed? Short term storage gets them out of the way so you can get a better idea of how much is left to pack.
The fewer boxes for moving you have to deal with on the big day, the easier it is. You will have so many things to keep track of, from large moving boxes to small, delicate items to children and/ or pets. If you can get some boxes packed up and put in short term storage in advance, you can get everything into and out of the moving van faster. Your back and any friends helping you will appreciate that!
Unpacking is almost as bad as packing! Labelling your boxes helps a lot, even if you just write which room they should go to on them. But even then, many movers find themselves looking through many boxes to find what they need in their first days in a new home. Putting boxes of non-essentials into short term storage means you have fewer boxes to search through when you need something urgently your first night. It also means you can unpack at a more relaxed pace and think about what should go where to make life easy. Once you have the basics sorted, you can get those boxes for moving out of short-term storage and unpack them.
Moving is one of the most stressful events in life. Using short term storage to put a few large moving boxes out of the way until you can deal with them makes it much less stressful. And Buska makes it even easier by collecting and delivering your boxes from our secure storage facility.