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Loving Couple Surrounded By Boxes In New Home On Moving Day

Today is the big day, moving in with the love of your life! That means no more packing and unpacking your toothbrush in your overnight bag, it is finally the time to move in together and settle for new stage of the relationship

However, there is a lot to consider before making this decision. Moving out on your own or even with friends can be tough. Although, moving in with your other half can be a bit of an obstacle course – getting used to each other’s night routines, dodging bathroom habits, and avoiding the future mother-in-law visits. But if you’ve considered all of this and still decided to move in with them, then just do it! But you may need to organise some sort of Self Storage.

So,
for a (relatively) quibble free and smooth sailing move, we’ve got some tips
for you.

First things first. It’s time to lock and
load the most important relationship tactic there is – compromise.

Ready? Okay let’s a go.

1) Find a Common Ground with your Partner

If you and your partner are just two halves of one whole that have so
much in common this might really work out for you, in terms of storage and
decluttering at least.

Do you have the same taste in music? Film? Books? Faberge Eggs? Okay
maybe not the last one. But if you have similarities in the others you might
very well have doubled up on some of those items. And if so, then working
through them together to see what you want to keep and what you want to chuck
will save loads on space, and also a great bonding idea (you cuties!) If you’re
already low on space then consider what you want in your home and which you can
place in storage until needed.

P.S. You need to compromise on the films you watch, maybe a Marvel film one week and a Romcom the other!  

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Dog Days are over

A sure-fire
way to start a ‘lovers quarrel’ is keeping that oversized teddy that your ex
won you at a fair that one time. Magical moment, not shared by both. It’s got
to go.

Now we aren’t saying get rid of everything from your past relationships (that floor lamp works too well in your new living room), but things that are less practical and more keepsake can maybe go. Or put them in a storage unit, we won’t tell, promise.

Combine Forces with Furniture

Unless
you have two bedrooms you probably don’t have much use for 2 beds, the same goes
for sofas, kitchen tables, etc…

So, take a look at what you both have and
pick what suits your new home best. But don’t just chuck or donate the rest
until you are certain that you might not need it in the future. Maybe a one-bedroom
home suits you right now, but perhaps in a few years there will be the
additional pitter patter of extra feet and you might need to expand.

Thankfully you can hire a storage unit for the in between.

The Three R’s

Let’s
consider the furniture that costs more to move than it would to buy. Maybe you don’t need all of those
novelty mugs between two people, and 5,000 lidless Tupperware containers?

This works for everything you own,
including clothing, electronics, long-life food, office supplies and beauty
essentials. Everything you own should now be picked over with a fine-tooth comb
to see what you really need and want in your new home. Then, let’s see what you
can do with the rest.

We’ve
summarised it here:

  • Chuck what you don’t want or donate.
  • Sell at a Car boot Sale things that
    might be worth something.
  • Store your valued items that currently have no
    place in personal storage.

And the rest? Why not reuse or recycle? Or even upcycle?

Check out some of these Handy Storage Hacks to reuse or up-cycle some of the everyday items and objects you already have too many of.

Stick up for yourself!

Remember you
are still your own person and not everything needs to be merged. Those Faberge
eggs? Rock them. Those film noir movie posters? Stand proud.

This is where
your favourite word – compromise – comes into action. If the things that make
you happy are truly important to you or your partner, albeit not to everyone’s
taste, you should find a way to incorporate it into your flat in a reasonable
manner. Whether that be using the spare room for your collections, or choosing
certain items out of it to display in the communal areas.

Understand the space you have and how you want to reflect both your personalities in your new home. For everything else, go back to step 4!

Why do I need a Self Storage Unit?

Going through a relationship status often mean that you have to move location. Sometimes, your new place is temporary or doesn’t have enough space to keep all your possessions, making the case for Self Storage much stronger. Self Storage can be a great option if you want to move out of your existing accommodation in a hurry while at the same time keeping all your possessions safe.

What are people asking?

Dear Bryan,

I have entirely too much stuff. I downsized into a smaller home, and I don’t want to throw out the things that won’t fit, so I want to put them in storage, but I want to be able to get to them if I need them. How do I find a managed Self Storage unit I can trust? What should I look out for before I sign a monthly contract?
Signed,
Neil Emmerson

Dear Neil,

Finding a trustworthy storage unit is kind of like finding a trustworthy landlord, except you only really get to deal with the storage company once or twice when you sign up and move in. After that, you hopefully won’t talk to them at all. You pay your rent, visit your Self Storage unit when you need to get something or put something in, and that’s all there is to it. However, there are some warning signs you should keep an eye out for to make sure your relationship with your storage company is a good one.

Many Thanks,

Bryan

Do your Homework

Since you said you
wanted a managed storage unit, we’re going to focus on how you can find storage
buildings as opposed to at-home storage boxes sealed boxes that you can’t
access when you want to go get your Christmas lights. First, don’t get stuck on
the storage facility closest to your home. Here are some things to do before
you even pick up the phone.

There’s no faster way to find yourself storing your precious memories in a facility that sucks than to get stuck working with the one that just happens to be closest to you or cheapest in your community. Cast your net wide enough so you have a good handful of options that you can investigate. After all, wouldn’t you rather drive or walk an extra 10 minutes to store your belongings in a nicer location? Plus, if you live in an urban or heavily populated suburban area, you can store great deals by storing a little farther from town.

Check the Google
Reviews:

You obviously want to take reviews with a grain of salt, but if they’re all bad or there’s a recurring theme, you may want to steer clear. The reviews can also give you some insight into what you may want to keep an eye out for if you go visit the storage facility. Look up the Blue Box Storage – Self Storage on Google to see our reviews.

It’s always better
to ask us as many questions as possible!

Now that you know
what you’re looking for and you have a few options, it’s time to go take a look
at the storage locations you’re considering. Once you walk through the door,
don’t be pressured to sign on the dotted line right away, even if the property
management tries to tell you that units are limited. Most companies will let
you at least hold a unit overnight so you can think it over. Make the most of
you visit by looking around and asking questions instead.

Once you’ve seen the
unit you would actually get and you have a good understanding of what you’d be
getting into, ask for Bryan Merrett if you can put the unit on hold if you like
what you see. They may or may not be able to, but don’t fall for high-pressure
tactics. Even if you can’t hold the unit, get a business card so you get back
in touch with the person you met.

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