Storing your belongings offsite is a great way to create more room to live in or even pack up the household before a move. Why not give yourself a little more free space to tackle that big project?
As an established moving company, Black Tie Moving has partnered with the best local companies to provide you with options for temporary or long term storage needs. With us, you enjoy the peace of mind that comes with taking steps to protect and preserve those family belongings, no matter what else is going on in your life. However, we’ll also work with any storage provider you choose to keep your belonging with during that transition.
What to Consider When Choosing a Storage Rental Unit
Moving and storage go hand in hand, especially if you are relocating some distance away. It’s important to pick a reliable provider of storage services to ensure your belongings are safe while you move to a new home. It may be tempting to pick the rental facility with the lowest rates, but this could cause problems in the long run. Often, these places cut corners with security and pest control in order to keep their prices low. Our selected providers will have the best available surveillance systems and fire control, as well as, many options for outside storage and climate controlled storage.
You’ll also want to keep these things in mind if you plan on renting a storage unit soon:
- Rent that unit early to ensure you have it available for when you start moving. While more storage facilities have a wide selection of units, some size options may not be available on short notice.
- Ask to walk around the facility before renting a unit. This is your opportunity to see how the buildings are maintained, whether there are security lights and cameras, and what kind of fire protection systems are in place.
- Find out what is and isn’t allowed in the facility. Storage companies will have rules regarding what you can and can’t store in a unit. This may include food, fireworks, guns, or even plants.
- Consider getting storage insurance for added protection. Some storage providers offer very affordable insurance that reimburses you for a certain amount if items in your unit are damaged by fire, lightning, and vandalism.
A professional storage company can offer a number of features and benefits that you may not be able to find elsewhere. When you choose to rent through a partner of Black Tie Moving, your relocation will also go quickly and smoothly. Our local movers can even deliver the items to be stored directly to your unit, and pick them up from there later on.
If you are planning a relocation soon, give us a call or fill out our easy contact form to request a free consultation with price estimate for moving and storage services. Our representatives will be happy to arrange your appointment.
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