Residential moves may require storage-in-transit options for a variety of reasons. Scheduling your move around specific deadlines, a home sale, or while your new home is being built adds additional challenges to the moving process. Any professional moving company will be able to provide you with a temporary storage solution to meet these potential challenges.
Here is a list of considerations for storing possessions temporarily during residential moves:
- Storage Facility Security
Your moving company should be able to provide you with temporary storage options that offer 24-hour security and alarm systems. This ensures your items are safe during your move.
- Climate Control
While not every situation calls for climate control, you may want to consider what items require special care during storage. Fine art and antiques usually require specific climate and humidity conditions to retain their quality.
- Easy Access to Your Items
You may be storing items in storage longer than several weeks, and you might run into a situation where you’ll need to access some of your items again. It’s best to label items that you may need to access for your movers so they can store those items closer to the front in case you need to access them during your moving period.
- Gas Fueled Equipment
If you’re storing equipment that holds fuel (gas tanks, lawn mowers, chainsaws, etc.), you’ll need to drain your gear of the fuel and oil before storing it in a storage facility. This is to ensure that storing your equipment doesn’t pose a serious risk of fire in the facility.
Temporarily storing your possessions is certainly an option with any professional moving company. Having a safe place to store your items will be one less thing to worry about during your move.
At Nilson Van, we provide you with safe options for temporary storage during your move. Contact us today to ask about our storage options for residential moves. We’re happy to help.