Sometimes, there isn’t enough room for all of your belongings in your new place. In this sense, moving can be a blessing in disguise – or a nightmare. So you will need another, convenient, cheap option for what to do with furniture you do not wish to sell, dump or give away. Storage companies like ours are basically large warehouses or lockups that you can rent – and range in size from a box room to an area large enough to store a complete house.
Storage is great if you need to move out of one house before your new home is ready – or when you’ve sold your old house but haven’t finished arranging the new one. It saves you from having to work out what to do with your things. It’s also a good idea when you have too much furniture for your new house and nowhere to store it yourself – and while garages and basements are great for short term storage, they aren’t protected, in some cases against the elements. They are also much more likely to be damaged by accidents, such as fires or floods. Garages and basements also, while accessible, may need to be used for other things. They are also generally not insured against damage and may not be climate controlled like our facility.
While it is possible for your belongings to be damaged in storage, it is highly unlikely. You will be given a list of belongings that you’re checking in – and you should check at that time that everything is secure, sealed and stacked or placed well. If you’re moving more than a few blocks away, it’s always good to research, thoroughly, by phone and if possible, in person the facility to see how much access you’ll have to your furniture, and belongings, and what sort of notice you need to give. You will also need to work out what is going into storage and how much space you’ll need for it all.
All things considered, if you’re unsure about storage companies, and you’re using a removal company – ask them – they may have a group of storage companies they deal with, and offer you a better premium than you may otherwise get. It also means that you’ve got less research to deal with. Hopefully, some of the above information will help you make this major decision. When you are ready to relocate, we offer full service moving in Los Angeles. Furthermore, our relocation company in Los Angeles can also safely store your items until you need them.