Short Term or Long Term Storage? What to Do When You Have Too Much Stuff That Won’t Fit

Blog | January 30th, 2018

If you are planning to downsize temporarily or permanently from your present large house, you probably already realise that all your belongings will not fit in your new residence. You may not know how to keep the excess belongings since some hold sentimental meaning for you or are too valuable to just discard, sell or give away. Luckily, there are both short-term and long-term storage options for you to utilise to ensure that you can retain the things that you desire to keep ownership of for whatever reason. Below, we provide advice on how to do either option in the proper manner.

Remove the Items That You No Longer Use

Always sort out those items that you no longer have a use for to make room for the most important items. This should be part of moving anyway, regardless whether or not you require storage.

Turn to Only a Reliable Company for Storage

To receive your storage space that is ideal for your requirements, rely on only a reputable removal and storage company. By doing so, your belongings will receive top-quality care, including 24-hour video surveillance for security.

Select the Right Storage Options for Your Needs

Choose the right option for your storage. If you just require it for a few weeks or months, then short-term is perfect for your needs. However, maybe you need ongoing storage. This calls for the long-term option. You may wonder what the difference is between the two, and the answer is that you pack your items one way for short-term and another way for long-term. For short-term, waterproof containers are delivered to your home. When you finish loading them, the containers are locked, and you are the only one who has the key. Some of your belongings such as furniture will be loose while others will be in boxes. The containers are stored at the facilities of the removal and storage company. With long-term storage, your furniture and large area rugs go in a specific area of the same facilities, and you pack your items in home-pack containers in the recommended fashion.

Pack for Storage in an Organised Fashion

Remember to pack your belongings in an organised fashion. For boxed items, mark the boxes as to which room that they belong in at your house for easy future access. Also, protect fragile items with the appropriate amount of padding.

For further details about what to do when you have too much stuff that will not fit in your new residence, contact Ron Wilson Removals & Storage. We specialise in both short-term and long-term storage along with our removal services.

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