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Make Transitioning Between Homes Easier With Storage

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Transitioning between homes can be a complicated process. If you take your time to organize everything in advance and explore your options, you can make things much easier for yourself.

A self storage unit is the perfect tool to help you through this process. It is a great storage solution to bridge the gap between homes while you’re trying to get settled.

There are some things to keep in mind when moving from home to home. Organizing and getting everything ready will help you greatly through the process.

Follow these tips when getting storage between homes:

Declutter With St. Albert Self Storage

Decluttering before you move is always important but even more so if you are using storage between moves. With so much to do already, you don’t want to waste your time moving items from one place to another that you will never use again.

You will be moving everything twice, so the less you have to move, the better. This will also decrease the size of storage unit you will need, saving you money.

What To Put In Storage

Like all moves, transitioning between homes requires some organization. You will need to decide which items you will need access to while you are between homes.  You will want to limit the number of items you will be taking with you, and maximize the amount that you are putting into storage.

Some of the items that you should be putting into a self storage unit are furniture, artwork, lawn equipment, patio furniture and appliances.  If you will be staying in an unfurnished home while you are transitioning into your new home, then, of course, some of these items will be needed.

What Not To Put In Storage

The only items you will want to take with you should be ones that you will definitely need while transitioning.  You will want to try and limit how many times you move an item.

Some of these items should be clothing, electronic devices (phones, tablets, etc.), toiletries and some items for entertainment, such as, books and games.

Keep in mind that certain items cannot be kept in a storage unit and that you will have to take them with you, regardless of whether or not you will be using them. These are things like food, plants, flammable liquids and perishable items. Always check with the storage facility for what you can and cannot store.

Finding A Storage Facility

After you’ve organized everything and decided what will be going into your rented storage unit, it’s time to find a self storage facility. You will want to look at more than just the location as this is not the only factor when renting a self storage unit.

Make sure the facility has lots of security and lighting. Access hours are also important as you may need to access your storage unit from time to time, so make sure these fit your schedule.

Storage facilities have different types of storage, such as heated and unheated with drive-up access. Take into account the time of year you’re moving and decide which option best suits your situation. Most also have vehicle storage and RV storage for all of your toys.

Get Rid Of Some Of The Stress

With all that comes with moving from one home to another, a self storage unit can help get rid of some of that stress.
It can also allow you to take your time when loading and unloading your belongings, moving at your own pace.

Have peace of mind knowing that all of your belongings are safe, secure and all in one place, instead of storing your stuff at multiple friends and family’s homes.

When looking for storage in St. Albert, AB, come to Riel Park RV & Self Storage for clean, secure and convenient storage.  Our storage facility offers access to your unit 365 days a year from 6 AM to 10 PM.  With no long term commitments and no security deposits or admin fees, we make storing your belongings easy.

Give one of our storage rental experts a call today at 780-651-8056 or rent a storage unit online.  We offer contactless storage rentals for all your personal and business storage needs and are conveniently located minutes from downtown St. Albert and the St. Albert Trail.  

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