One of the most difficult things about moving is deciding what to do with all the extra stuff you accumulated over the years. When keepsakes, furniture, the motorcycle, or even your antique car doesn’t fit in the new home, figuring out what to do with these items is a challenge. If donating or selling doesn’t feel right, consider renting a storage unit. It's the best option for anything you still like that is in good condition, usable in the future, or has sentimental value. The pros and cons of individual units are highly dependent on the type of storage facility you chose.
Outdoor vs. Indoor
No two storage facilities are the same. Features and prices will vary depending on where you live. In general, you can expect the size of an outdoor storage unit to be larger than an indoor one. Sizes may vary, but many indoor storage units are roughly the size of a walk-in closet or home office. That's enough space to store valuables, keepsakes, moving boxes, antiques, breakables, and small furniture. Outdoor storage units are comparable to the size of a garage, which is great for storing large items including wrapped furniture, cars, motorcycles, and heavy appliances. Do not to store weather-sensitive items in an outdoor storage unit because it’s not climate-controlled and your items will be susceptible to the cold, rain, heat, humidity, and insects. On the other hand, indoor storage is climate-controlled and will protect your belongings from all weather conditions since the unit is inside a secure building. Indoor storage facilities are accessible by appointment or during the facility’s hours of operation due to a high level of security. Most outdoor storage units are padlocked and drive-in accessible so you can access your goods at any time. Be sure to check the details of specific facilities in your area to understand more about their accessibility, climate, security, and unit sizes.
Storage warehouse at Keller Moving.
Private storage is a full-service provided by a moving company who picks up your goods and transports them to an indoor storage facility. All items are professionally wrapped, packed, and locked in individual wooden crates where they are protected from the element and pests. Your belongings are highly secure and accessible by appointment. When you’re ready to pull your goods out of storage, the moving company will deliver them to your address at a scheduled time. Private storage is ideal for whole rooms of furniture and moving boxes you don’t need to access until you relocate.
A storage crate packed by a Tetris expert at Keller Moving.
Keller Moving has a private storage facility used by customers who are moving locally and long-distance. When you’re relocating, putting your belongings into storage can be a helpful, short or long-term solution. If your settlement dates are far apart, or your house sold quickly, and you haven’t found a new place to live, you’ll need to put your goods into storage for safe keeping. You should also think about private storage if you are waiting for your new home to be built or the home you’re selling is being staged. When you're renovating your home, private storage will keep your furniture safe and out of the construction zone. Our movers are excellent crate packers who know how to maximize space.
Self-storage facilities make the customer responsible for transporting and unloading their own belongings at the storage facility with no assistance. You will be given a key to the facility and can access your items during the facility’s hours of operation.
Chose a storage facility that suits your needs while keeping your belongings safe and protected. Whether you’re looking for long or short-term storage, do your research and ask the facility about their unit sizes, accessibility, price, security, and climate-control.