News Anne Fleur Kolthof 15 mei 2024

3 benefits of renting a storage unit for your move

The Dutch are only too good at moving. CBS figures show that an average of 1.71 million people in the Netherlands move house every year. Chances are you have also moved once in your life. If you are planning a move, it is advisable to make good preparations.

It does not matter whether you are moving to the same place of residence or to the other side of the country; good preparations will reduce stress and hassle. One of the steps you can take in this regard is to rent a storage unit through Storage Share. Find out why this would come in handy during a move in this article where we discuss its benefits.

This is what you need to know when renting a storage unit

Before we tell you more about the benefits of renting a storage unit for your move, it's good to know what to look out for when doing so. That way, you can find a unit that suits your needs. Keep the following points in mind:

  • Look carefully at the location of the storage unit. You would obviously prefer a storage unit that is easily accessible from both your old and your new address. Want to go for an economical option? Then go for a storage (far) outside the big cities, as long as it is attractive for your own location.

  • Decide beforehand how much space you think you will need for the things you want to store. This is because a larger storage is logically more expensive than a smaller one. By determining this in advance, you will never overpay for your storage.

  • Look carefully at the ways in which the storage unit is secured. What measures are in place to secure your belongings?

  • Another thing to consider is the accessibility of the storage unit. Can you access your belongings 24/7 or are there opening hours you need to consider?

1. Storage space gives a lot of flexibility during the move

One of the biggest advantages of renting a storage unit during your move is the flexibility that comes with it. This mainly refers to flexibility in timing. After all, a storage unit allows you to take as long as the contract runs on your move. Perhaps you have to leave your own house earlier than planned and you can't move to the new address yet. In such a case, you can temporarily store your furniture in the storage unit.

Or perhaps the new house is not yet ready to move into because you still need to do some odd jobs there first. Even then, you can, for example, already sleep there while you finish the furniture for the living room or kitchen (or other room that needs work) in peace. A storage unit allows you to move at your own pace without having to worry about where you will leave your furniture all that time.

2. Storing things you don't need right away

Speaking of which, in such a hectic and stressful period, it is nice to have a place to store your belongings anyway. During such a process of moving, you often only find out how much stuff you have. Perhaps you have not yet had time to sort out all your stuff or maybe you are not yet sure whether you want to get rid of certain things or not. Whatever the reason; in such a case, storage always comes in handy.

The same goes for storing seasonal items and other stuff you don't need right away. You can first fully focus on the move while your belongings are stored in a storage unit. Once all the hustle and bustle is over, you can start sorting out those items. You might like to keep the storage for a longer period of time. This is often just possible.

3. Good prices for indefinite storage rental

What you need to know here is that in most cases renting a storage unit is possible for an indefinite period of time. That means you decide how long you need the space. The contracts you have with this are always flexible. If, for example, you find that you want to use the space for longer, it is often very easy to extend your contract. This is usually done at attractive rates, so it definitely pays off to rent a storage unit duringyour move.

This flexibility in terms of duration is incredibly nice when you are engaged in a stressful activity such as a move. Although you naturally hope that everything goes well, there is always a chance that a move will take longer. This is often mainly due to the completion of the new premises. Chances are that you will still have to do odd jobs there for longer than you thought or that you still have to wait for certain renovations. In such cases, it is nice to have a flexible storage contract.

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