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8 Tips on When to Rent a Storage Unit in London

posted: 2nd December

storage containers in LondonPeople are not used to hiring self-storage, but there are some cases in which it is quite beneficial to have one in hand. Here are 8 situations that can be bettered by renting a unit close to your London home. In the long run, you will save yourself a lot of stress and money.

1.When You Change Homes

If you have too many items or you are forced to change flats fast hiring self-storage can save you a lot of trouble. You don’t have to worry about finding a place to rent, booking a moving company and the whole 9 yards. Just put everything you own in a safe spot until you figured out what you want to do. Storage units are very cheap and secure options in these situations.

2.When Moving Internationally

To be fair, in this case, you are almost obligated to obtain a storage unit, as it will smooth the process significantly. Shipping can sometimes take up to a month, and there is a possibility that your belongings will arrive at different times. The best thing to do is to get yourself a storage unit to “collect” your items and then proceed to move them periodically to your new London home.

3.When You Relocate Your Business

We actually recommend you hire storage when moving your business to London. Setting a new office can take time, and it’s better to have a place where you can store your equipment and furniture. You can set your IT infrastructure and then move the desks and chairs in. You can even leave some things that you don’t want in the new place but are too valuable to toss them away.

sports gear in a London house4. If You Own a Lot of Sports Equipment

Are you an active sports lover? Do you own a canoe or a snowboard? Even a mountain bike can take a lot of space if you live in a small London apartment. You don’t have to skip on the outside fun just because you don’t have where to put your gear. A self-storage will provide you will the extra space you need, plus most of them have a 24/7 surveillance and you can even adjust the temperature and humidity in your unit.

5. If Your Home Has Become Too Cluttered with Stuff

This is the most frequent reason to get a storage unit. Over time you and your family members will accumulate plenty of things from gifts from the inlaws like cooking sets and silverware to treadmills and old electronics. When you are not ready to part with them but you don’t have enough space in your own home, self-storages are here to save you the inconvenience.

6. When Your Children Start to Grow up Fast

At first, you will have a couple of bags of baby toys and clothes, but slowly you will end up with strollers, cribs and more and more stuff. Kids grow very fast, and you need to be able to free enough space for new outfits and furniture. If you want to keep these items maybe for the next baby in the family or for a friend, storage units are perfect for the job. This way your children will always have enough play space in their rooms and your home will look perfectly organised.

7. If you Are Having Relatives Over for Extensive Periods

You are hosting this year’s Christmas family reunion and are awaiting a small army of aunts, uncles, cousins and lots of children. Don’t panic you can protect your valuables, antiques and designer pieces by storing everything away from the hustle and bustle of the house. Gather all of your items, package them carefully in boxes and arrange them in your self-storage. This way you will have enough space for the relatives and save money on repairs and replacements. Talking about killing two birds with one stone.

home repair in London

8. When Doing a House Remodelling

A very smart solution to all your problems is to hire a storage unit somewhere close to your London home and move all of your furniture and fragile items in there. During house renovations, a lot of dust and construction debris is involved. It is actually more budget-friendly to invest in a self-storage than to pay for professional cleaners. This way you will have more space in the home and don’t have to constantly move stuff from one room to another trying to protect it from breaking or getting dirty.

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