Moving Homes? 5 reasons you should rent a Self-Storage Unit
Did you know that Canadians vote moving as the most stressful life event? Surveys show it even surpasses traditional perils, including having kids, starting a new job and breaking up or divorcing!
We all know that moving is a draining process, and the anticipation–whether it be financial or the uncertainty presented by a new home or area–can be overbearing. Luckily, we're here to prepare you for moving day and beyond. Renting a self-storage unit allows for peace of mind and the long-term safety of your belongings. So please read on, and discover how our storage units in PEI and New Brunswick can ensure smooth sailing as you prepare to move.
Reason #1: Storage rentals can help you downsize
Are you planning on downsizing from a house to a condominium or apartment? Then renting a self-storage unit can help you well beyond moving day. Using a storage rental will help expedite a move, and additionally, you can continue to rent your storage locker if you plan on having a surplus of items to store in your new home.
Moving provides a fresh, clean slate, and the last thing you want is clutter and excess belongings from your previous home. Renting a storage unit acts as a long-term decluttering solution. If you find yourself keeping certain goods in storage long-term, that may be a sign it's time to discard or sell them.
Truthfully, no matter how much you attempt to downsize, there's a good chance you'll still have more belongings than storage space. Renting a storage locker is the perfect way to save holiday decorations, appliances and seasonal clothing until they're needed again. Keeping items of infrequent or seasonal use is the ideal way to make room for new belongings in your home while ensuring old goods remain secure and safe.
Reason #2: Renting storage space helps you stage your home, therefore increasing its market value
When selling, it's best to condition your home as a blank canvas so it's ready for home staging. Experts estimate that staging your home can mark up your home's value by up to 20% and helps potential buyers better envision their lives in your property.
Have no space to store belongings while selling your home? Look no further. At Stow It All, we have varying self-storage space to help accommodate the changing needs of homeowners. Visit our Size Guide for more details and suggestions on specific items.
Reason #3: Renting a self-storage unit gives you time to find the proper home
Moving is considered a traumatic event–and for good reasons. The uncertainty when seeking a new home often results in rash and impulsive decisions.
Luckily, if you've already saved your belongings in rental storage, you'll have adequate time to choose the right home. Additionally, you'll benefit from knowing your goods are safe and under surveillance 24/7.
Reason #4: Our self-storage facilities are safely guarded
Having peace of mind during moving is essential. Therefore, choosing our monitored facilities is far superior to storing your belongings in your garage or shed to prevent burglars, who see moving as a prime time to commit theft.
Our Fredricton and Charlottetown storage units are guarded twenty-four-seven with video surveillance, fencing and electronic security gates. Additionally, you can bring your own lock or purchase one at our office. We have highly recommended and sturdy disc locks for sale.
Also, we have climate-controlled units for storing art, wine, electronics and other sensitive goods.
Reason #5: Renting storage helps prepares you for unforeseen obstacles
It goes without saying that timelines are often interrupted when moving. Contractors often run behind schedule, finances fall through, and buyers or sellers may back out.
Within the uncertainty of moving, one thing can remain constant: your belongings will be safe in rental storage. Let's say a move-in date doesn't align with a sale closing, or a renovation isn't up to code. Not to worry. If you need to stay with friends or family or rent a room short-term, your items will be safe as you transition between living arrangements.
Are you storing furniture and heavy appliances? During moving, you'll likely have goods that are difficult to transport and require frequent access to your storage unit. Luckily, we have drive-up units that allow for effortless access and transportation of heavier belongings–a non-negotiable throughout colder months.
Are you ready to make a move?
Whether you're moving, downsizing or going abroad, we can help with all of your storage needs.
Stow it All Storage is an island-owned and operated company with over 30 years of self-storage expertise.
We have self-storage units in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island to accommodate your needs and lifestyle demands. So move in today–our facilities are accessible 24/7!
We have four locations offering storage units in PEI and New Brunswick. Click here to find a location near you!