How can self-storage help you with moving house?

Self-storage units can be useful in a wide range of tasks, but one that is proving to be particularly popular is when people are moving house.

It is well known that this can be one of the most stressful times of our lives, and so self-storage units have been found to be an effective way to help make the process a little easier and minimize the amount of work that needs to be done on a moving day.

In this article, Loxleys Self Storage shares its expertise on how you can streamline your moving day and get organized.

What is self-storage?

Self-storage units are self-contained units that can be rented to help store anything that might be taking up space. They can vary in size and can be rented for a few days or even a few years.

These units are all kept fully secure as well as being protected against things such as dampness and heat to ensure everything within them is as safe as possible. You will usually have access to your unit 24 hours a day, so you can add things to them or take things out at a time that suits your needs.


When you move house, one of the first things that you need to do is declutter. Whether this is ready for the actual move or to make your house look more presentable for the estate agents’ photographs, it can be important to sort out all the things that you might not need.

This can be a painstaking process, and sorting through things to decide whether to keep them, sell them, throw them away or donate them to charity can seem to take forever at a time when you have a lot of other things to worry about.

It can therefore be useful to pack them away and put them into a self-storage unit. This means that they are out of sight until you need them and gives you the chance to sort through them at a time that suits you, even if it is after you have moved house.


Planning your move can be very difficult, as you will need to work out how many removal vans you will need, and how many trips you might want to make. It stands to reason that the more items you have, the more this is likely to cost you.

However, if you have a self-storage unit, you can begin the process of moving days, weeks or even months in advance by storing anything you won’t need before the move. This reduces the amount that you will need to spend on removals as it can often be a much cheaper option.

Unforeseen circumstances

Moving day does not always run smoothly, so if there is a hitch, a self-storage unit can help you out. If a chain comes to a grinding halt and you can’t move in when you were supposed to or you start running out of time, many of your possessions can be put into a self-storage unit until you have been able to work things out.

Move at your own pace

Everything on a moving day can feel like a rush, which not only makes it more stressful but can also lead to things being lost or damaged. Putting things into self-storage makes it much easier for you to get organized at your own pace when it comes to packing and unpacking.

Whether you want to move things out gradually or store furniture until the redecorating is finished, self-storage units are now becoming an essential part of any house move thanks to their flexibility and security.

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