Moving can be stressful. There's so much to organise to ensure you've vacated your property before it's time to pass the keys on to the new owners.
One way to ease the pressure is to reduce the amount of personal property that actually needs moving on the day. However, this doesn't mean you need to part ways with your beloved possessions. A great short-term solution could be to put some items into storage.
Here's how storage can make your move much easier:
If all but your most essential everyday items are put into storage, it'll seriously cut down the time it takes to load and unload everything into the removal van. It'll also mean there are fewer boxes to search through if you've got to your new home and can't remember where you packed the bedsheets.
Depending on when you are moving, there will be lots of items that you won't need straight away. If you're moving in the middle of winter, for example, you won't be using the BBQ or garden chairs. If non-essential items are placed in storage, you'll give yourself more time to settle into your new place before you have to worry about finding a home for everything.
If the idea of paying for removal services as well as storage is putting you off, then you may be surprised to learn that it might not be more expensive. If you've got fewer items in your home, you'll need a smaller van on moving day. Add the cost savings to the weekly fee for your storage facility, and you could discover that it's actually an affordable option.