Are you moving soon and need to store some items in the meanwhile? Maybe it’s because you haven’t found your dream home yet, perhaps it’s because it isn’t ready yet. It doesn’t matter why you need to store the items; the fact is that you do.
Have you given any thought to using your removals company for storage services? It does make sense to do so – after all, then there is no need to get two different companies involved. Want to know more about how it would work? In this post, we cover what you need to know.
You Choose How Long You Want Storage For
A reputable company will understand that you might only need the storage for a few days. They shouldn’t pressure you into committing to a specific length of time or taking a long-term contract. A good company would charge you a reasonable weekly fee.
You Might Need to Put Things in Storage if You are Moving Internationally
You might have to wait until there is container space available to take your goods overseas. You may not even have the final address until you get there. Where are your items going to be stored in the interim?
Choose a Company that Will Take the Same Care You Do
You want your items to be as safe as possible while in storage. Don’t be afraid to find out what security measures the company has in place. A good indication that the company is reputable is that they are members of the British Association of Removers. They should also offer you insurance on your items.
You Can Store Just About Anything You Like
Barring items that are illegal, or that might pose a significant fire or health hazard. So, you wouldn’t be able to store illicit drugs, or toxic waste for example. You could, however, store a lot more than just your household items. Maybe you need to store a car, or a boat, for example.
You Should be Able to Access Your Storage as Necessary
Most companies will be accommodating here, but that doesn’t mean that you’d be able to stroll in whenever you like. Find out ahead of time what the procedure is for accessing goods in storage. Do you have to pay an access fee?
You Might be Better Off Having the Company Fetch the Items
This is basic common-sense. If you have a lot of stuff, it is probably going to be a lot easier to hire the company to fetch the items. The big advantage with this is that your goods are professionally transported with the minimal fuss to you.
Hiring a removal company like Removals For You to store your items makes much sense. They will be able to give you a better deal on both, and your valuables will be professionally managed. Better still, you have one point of contact. They can fetch the goods, and, when you are ready, deliver them back to you again.