Where to Store Your Belongings When Moving: A Comprehensive Guide

Moving from one house to another is a period of great transition in life, an intermediate stage in which you must decide what to do with the different furniture, appliances, and personal belongings you have accumulated over the years. Furniture is one of the most common items stored in storage units due to its bulky nature and potential sentimental value. Before storing furniture, consider dismantling the larger pieces to save space and make sure all furniture is clean and dry to prevent mold growth. Seasonal items such as clothes, shoes, and accessories are also commonly stored since they won't be needed until the next season.

If you have a basement, attic, shed, garage, or additional room that you can use to store your belongings, it will save you money. Plastic containers or plastic moving boxes work well for storing bedding, clothes, shoes and more. If you need to store your items for a few weeks or months while you settle in your new home, moving companies with storage are the best option. Portable storage containers can also be used both to move and store your things in an economical and convenient way.

When deciding what to keep and dispose of when moving, consider renting or purchasing additional items if your new home is not equipped with all the necessary appliances or furniture for your needs. If you're going to need frequent access to your stored items, it's not a good idea to use a moving company: moving companies will put your products in their warehouse and won't allow you access them. Never place wet or wet items in a storage unit as the initial humidity will create the right conditions for mold and mildew to grow, putting all stored items at risk of being damaged forever.

Lewis Seltzer
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