Combining Removals and Storage For Hassle Free House Relocation

Published on Friday, 11 January 2013

Combining Removals  and  Storage For Hassle Free House RelocationWhen you are moving to a new house and do not have a place to keep all your things at for the time being, what do you do? Leaving little bits and pieces at friends and relatives’ places is probably not an option. Even if you could do that, what would you do with all the really big items like furniture and the refrigerator? This is where renting out a storage unit comes to your rescue! Storage facilities are a service industry where clients are provided with self-storage units to house all their things until such time that they can move them out to a permanent location. You could go in for an independent storage facility where you rent out a space with a firm on the basis of your needs, budget and how many things you have to put into storage. However, if you have already decided to hire a removals team to help you with packing and moving your things, and you are moving them into storage and not a new residence right now, why not look for a removals team that also provides storage facilities? A lot of removals firms specialise in both removals and storage services, and by combining the two, you will be easing the load on yourself considerably. Just think about it: you will have to look for only one service provider which means you will have to go through the entire process of market browsing, researching and appraising service providers only once. Since you will be combining the two services, you will be getting a joint package and the overall rate will be considerably lower than hiring two individual service providers, which means you stand to save a lot of money as well. Removals firms that also offer storage options are looking to convert their customers into long-term clients and solid references. This means that they will usually be willing to accommodate your needs as far as they possibly can. So, if you are looking for flexible working hours or you want to work with a particular team of familiar faces or you want specific payment options, you will probably find that the company will be willing to make arrangements to suit your requirements. This is one of the major benefits of working with a firm that offers combination removals and storage. Before you make any definite decisions, there are two important factors to take into consideration: the kind of storage unit you need and the kind of pricing plan that the facility offers.It is important to select a storage unit according to the kind and amount of luggage that you have, instead of simply renting a standard unit. If you have minimum luggage, go in for a smaller unit. If you have particular items that might spoil in heat or humidity, go in for an air-conditioned unit. A ‘one size fits all’ approach is not in your favour, so carefully evaluate the options available before you rent out a unit. The pricing plans are an important consideration because many storage facilities have a ‘fixed term’ pricing option. This means that you have to rent out the storage unit for a specific term, and should you choose to evacuate before the said term is over, you will still be charged for the remainder of the term. If you are absolutely certain that you will be using the facility for a fixed term, then this kind of pricing plan will work fine for you. However, if there is a chance that your plans might change, you should keep your options open and look for a ‘per day’ or ‘day to day’ pricing plan.