Most people like to complete a house removal in one move: pack everything, have it transported to the new address and close the move all in one day. However, what do you do when you have to vacate a house on a particular day but cannot move into the new one on the same day? Whether it is because of lease and rent details or because there is some renovation or construction going on in the new place, or perhaps you are travelling for a while and won’t be moving into the new house soon, when there is a gap period between leaving one residence and moving into the other, finding a safe place for your belongings becomes imperative. If you find yourself in such a situation, renting out a self-storage unit is the best solution. Self-storage units are storage facilities that give out storage space to their clients for specific periods. You could rent out a small, closet-sized space or a cavernous space, depending on how much luggage you have and whether you have any specific storage requirements. Self-storage units offer a number of benefits for house movers looking to store their belongings in a safe and controlled environment. To begin with, the security is unbeatable. Your belongings will not be half as safe in any other place as they will be at a reputable self-storage facility. Do not work with a company that does not have a glowing reputation or hasn’t been in the business for very long. Established firms usually have extremely high security standards and mechanisms in place, such as CCTV cameras and constant monitoring, anti-theft locking systems, large teams of highly qualified security personnel, gated access, and more. Extensive measures are taken to ensure the safety of your belongings. A reputable facility will not only strive to provide security against miscreants and wrongdoers, but also prepare for all sorts of eventualities and crises that may arise. Many storage facilities provide off-site storage spaces for extremely important belongings such as official documents, identity papers and valuables to protect them against damage in case of fires or natural calamities. You can hardly guarantee this kind of safety in your own home! Despite the popular notion that storage facilities are very expensive, you will find many reasonably priced service providers as well. Getting the right price is all about browsing the market for competitive pricing options, instead of turning down the idea at the first exorbitant quote you receive. If you are planning to rent the storage unit for a long period, you will find many monthly payment plans that are very reasonable. If you are not sure about how much time you need, you can request the storage facility to draw up a day-to-day plan for you where you pay for only as many days as you use the storage facility. Some facilities will also throw in some perks such as picking up and dropping off your belongings free of charge or at reduced rates. Other will offer you discounts on various deals such as a discount for making a small advance payment. All in all, should you shop around smartly, you will be paying a very sensible amount for ensuring the safety of all your belongings. Also, most storage facilities will offer you more amenities and services than an empty space to pile up everything into. In fact, if you have some highly specialised needs, such as requiring controlled temperatures for items that may spoil or you want storage boxes and packaging supplies or you require super-specialised security, you will be able to find it all and much more if you hire a reputable service provider.