You need to move, we get it.
One of the most time-consuming and tiring things that can happen to a human being (or a hoarder) is having to move, to downsize to a much smaller space or to create some better storing conditions for your stuff. That is if there was no Internet and no help out there. Because if you do have Internet and some money, it can be the most liberating thing you did in ages!
First of All, You Need To Evaluate
Take a look around and make a list with everything you need to store. Needless to say it’s best to make a list. When I moved and needed to pack the entire house, I realized a few things. There was stuff I needed to donate or dispose of, some other stuff that needed permanent storing and some stuff that needed temporary storing until the whole process was done. I started by making a list, which generated into several more, and then Googled storage units near me. I found a conveniently placed U-Haul near me, so that also contributed to my choice. If you need long-distance support with driving your stuff around, I read some user reviews about some high expenses in the case of U-Haul.
Then, Compare Prices
You have a variety of choices that you can make between U-Haul storage, pod storage, EzStorage and many others. You can even find storage auctions where something might inspire you. It depends on your needs and budget. For an example, storage pods are convenient if you are in a hurry to sell your house and need to bulk everything together away and if you are the type of person who would rather sort things out in their own pace at the new house. You also get to keep the container if you have the necessary space if you opt for PODS, they just take it back when you’re done storing things in it. That might also help you cost-wise.
If you decided you need to put some stuff away for a longer time and don’t want to have a container in the back yard, U-Haul rates might be a considerable option for you to pay for, since they have a history of offering good storing conditions. Those facilities can help you from moment zero to packing, moving, unpacking, putting everything in order, and patting you on the back in the end, since reviews seem to point out they have a friendly personnel.
If You Have Special Needs
Like a boat, for an example. Then you need to search for an appropriate storing option. Usually, these facilities offer a wide range of storing possibilities, and some of them even help you evaluate the space by comparing the units to your familiar closet or garage sizes. You can see the units for yourself beforehand. Leasing one is very easy: you need your ID, a small administration fee, usually, which is between $5 – $10, and a security deposit, besides the price of renting the unit itself. I advise you to carefully read the paperwork, I mean the insurance, the eviction terms, termination information and generally everything you might want to skip reading could be very important in some cases.
U-Haul prices are indeed higher to those who have another cheaper company which serves their needs in proximity, but otherwise, people are usually content with how much they’re paying in exchange for what they’re getting (Storage Near Me type of facilities). The price includes the rent and you also should pay for insurance, depending on how the business offers their services – you might find some with insurance included.
After you analyzed the market and confronted it with your needs, you need to take some steps further and learn how it’s best to pack, stack and deposit your stuff, what you should keep at home and what can be kept safely in a container or storing unit for years, how you should place your boxes and what frequent mistakes you should avoid. Good luck!