Changing address from one home or office to another requires a lot of work and planning. The next location may provide more space or less than your current address. Deciding what to pack and what to leave behind is hard enough. Having to get rid of things creates a further burden. It helps to have a third option. Moving and storage companies provide ways to haul the definite keepers among your paraphernalia as well as a place to put the stuff you have yet to decide about.
Certain firms will look after both aspects. Arrange for a van or truck and capable staff to come and load your belongings for the next destination. This could be across town, across the state or even several states away. Then again, maybe that destination is undecided right now and temporary accommodation will not leave room for much more than a few suitcases. You may find more details about this at updating your address.
At their depot, the moving company often rents storage space. Set aside those documents you have to hold on to for another year. Keep the china you and the spouse cannot agree about. There is no need to make any final decisions right away.
Self-storage provides another popular and economical option. Arrange for a locker or larger unit where anything from seasonal decorations to a vintage car and snowboard can find a home. Customers lock and look after their goods them selves, though facilities usually supply extra security. Many also rent-out trucks and vans.
Everything, whether meant for storage or the living room, will need to be packed correctly. Boxes, packing tape and protective filler or coverings ensure that art work, mirrors and breakables survive transit in one piece. Movers and storage companies frequently carry and sell these products. Look for items such as special dish-packing boxes, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, tape guns and anti-damp inserts.
When a client can manage the hard work of packing money will be saved. If he cannot, either due to a lack of time or physical frailty, moving companies will hire-out employees to do the work. One advantage of this method is that such individuals know what will best protect your delicate items including art work and glass. They know the best methods to ensure a van is packed efficiently so no further transport is needed. Check that these individuals are bonded, licensed and insured. Certainly a good price for the job sounds wonderful. This is not true, however, if goods arrive at their destination dented or broken.