At Blue Box Storage – Self-Storage, we know living between homes during a busy move can be tough, especially if most of your time is preparing and figuring out how you will survive the transition – we get it, all your belongings is stored into boxes, you don’t know where everything is, and the environment can be stressful. However, we have made a checklist to help your moving process easier and better than ever before, we recommend that you use short-term self-storage, at least until you get settled into your new home.
Check out our guide below for helpful moving and storage tips from Blue Box Storage – Self-Storage. For More information, visit our website: www.blue-box-storage.co.uk
What Does & Doesn’t Go in Self-Storage?
If you’re in the process of moving out of your current home and moving into temporary housing, it’s best to start separating your items into groups before relocating everything to self-storage. How exactly do you break these groups down? Focus on items you need every day and items you don’t!
Furniture and Home décor
Large and Small household appliances
Miscellaneous Items (e.g., Books, magazines, kids’ toys, etc.)
The only exception here is if you’re moving into a temporary home that doesn’t come furnished, in which case, you’ll need furniture, appliances, and some miscellaneous items for your short-term stay.
What you keep with you can depend on the type of temporary housing you choose. For example, you might not need kitchen utensils if you move into an extended stay hotel for a few months, as this housing option typically has everything, you’d need for preparing meals. Regardless, try to only bring the items that you need to get through your temporary housing situation so you don’t have to move things multiple times.
After you’ve determined which items need to go into temporary storage, it’s time to find self-storage! Keep in mind that you’ll need to consider more than just the location of your storage facility. You’ll also want to determine the best unit size for your belongings and what self-storage amenities you’ll need.
Storage Unit Size
Only storing small items and a few boxes? A 5×5 storage unit should do the trick. Moving the contents of an apartment? Look at 5×10 and 10×10 sizes. Need to store everything from a multi-bedroom house? A size like 10×20 or 10×30 may be a better option. Check out this interactive storage unit size guide from Blue Box Storage – Self-Storage to get a better idea of how much room you’ll want for your things!
Whether you’re building a house, moving to a new city, or between homes, Blue Box Storage – Self-Storage is here to make your temporary transition easier! With more than 1,500 storage facilities throughout Doncaster we’re your go-to self-storage partner for short-term storage needs.
How to Prepare your Home for Viewings
It’s officially Summer, and whilst that might mean Spring cleaning for some, it is also one of the most popular times of the year to sell your home. According to Blue Box Storage – Storage Units, young couples and singles tend to buy within the first quarter, and families are most likely to buy during the peak periods of spring, early summer and autumn, making now the perfect time to get your house on the market.
One of the most important parts of selling your home is hosting viewings, it’s the first-time potential buyers really get to experience your property, and as everyone knows… first impressions count.
Blue Box Storage understands how overwhelming the selling and moving experience can be, but with the right tips and tricks, we can help you prepare your home for viewings with ease.
Clutter makes a room feel smaller and cramped, making it harder for buyers to imagine themselves in the space. Now is your chance to get rid of all those unnecessary items in your home by either a) throwing them out, b) donating to charity or c) finding proper places for them in a closet or cupboard. For those items that you are not ready to part with, but cannot find a suitable place for, you might even consider storing them with Blue Box Storage – Storage Units
This is an ideal solution for temporarily storing any extra furniture that is making your house feel crowded.
Let the Light in
Letting natural light into your home is one of the easiest ways to create an appealing environment, and is something prospective buyers often look for.
If your home is not positioned in a place where it bathes in natural night, fret not as there are ways to maximise the light you do get: pull open curtains, remove items that might block light such as vases or photo frames on window sills, and arrange viewings during the time in which your home is lightest. Small changes such as this will give the impression of having plenty of bright, airy space.
Don’t forget about the outdoors
For many people the garden is one of the biggest selling points. Tidy away any rubbish, cut the grass, and put out some potted plants. If you have an outdoor area with furniture, you can quickly spruce it up by adding some throws or cushions.
Ultimately, to get the most of home viewing, it’s not about hoping that buyers will imagine how good the space could be, it is about showing them.
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