5 Helpful Tips for Moving and Storage

Moving can be stressful but if you have to store your belongings the stresses can be greater without proper planning

When building a new home, many times homeowners have to move out of their existing home before the new home is completed. This creates numerous difficulties in finding temporary housing and storage of personal belongings. The temporary housing will most likely be a motel or small-furnished apartment where you will not be able to store your belongings.

In this case, a storage unit or container will have to be rented and this requires different planning than moving from one house to another. Here are five tips in preparing for such an undertaking.

1. Storage Location

The best way to find a storage facility is using the Internet to locate a local business. Most of these businesses can help you in deciding how much storage space you will need and some have portable storage units that can be housed right on your new property.

2. Plan Ahead

The best way to plan for what you will need in your temporary housing is to make a list of all your belongings and sort them into what you will most likely need in the near future. Remember that once something is packed and stored it will be almost impossible to find it quickly.

3. Label Your Boxes

In the event that you do need something from your storage unit, it will be much easier to find it if you clearly label your boxes with the items they contain. Without a label you will be rummaging through each box to locate the item.

4. Stay Organized

Keep a separate list of all your items and pack like items together. This will make unpacking much easier. A good rule of thumb is to pack and store your items in reverse order of the items you will need first when you get to your new home. Put a roll of toilet paper in the last box.

5. Pack With Care

Even though you will only be storing your things for a short time the more care you put in the packing the less chance something will be damaged. Try and keep the weight of each box under 50 pounds and bubble wrap fragile items. Put the heaviest items on the bottom of your storage unit and the fragile things on top.

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