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Seek a Storage Situation that Suits You

Updated: Jan 22, 2019

Choosing the right storage situation to accompany your interstate move isn’t a willy-nilly decision.

Since you’ve invested time and money in preserving and purchasing your belongings, you want to carefully choose the right storage facility to protect those prized possessions.

Ensure secure storage

As a cautionary tale of what might go wrong, consider the recent supersized theft of one man’s superhero-themed collection from a Las Vegas storage facility. Thieves made off with $100,000 worth of rare comic books, including a sizeable Spider-Man collection.

Granted, this heist represents one of the more dramatic examples of a storage situation going south. But you don’t have to be robbed to the tune of six figures to suffer a storage snafu.

Avoid getting tangled in a potentially costly web of intrigue that would snag even Peter Parker’s attention. Select the right storage site and parameters for your needs and ensure it features state-of-the-art security measures.

Calculate costs

Depending on your situation, you might not be able to exclude storage from the picture when answering the question, “how much does it cost to move?”

Our professionals can coordinate safe, clean and secure storage solutions for any moving scenario. Whether you need to store a few extra furniture items or your entire office, we provide moving-and-storage options matched to your needs. We’re home movers as well as a premier commercial moving company.

Before considering the overall cost of moving, however, ask yourself some additional questions. “Do I need storage?” “If so, how long?” “Should I declutter before stowing stuff?” “Would this be a good time to give my kids some of my belongings?”

Once you’ve sorted out those questions, know that as full-service movers and an interstate moving company, Affordable Moving Service & Storage stands ready to help you sort out your storage situation.

Time & money

Time is perhaps the greatest determinant of how to approach your unique storage situation. Accurately estimate how long your belongings will be stored. Compare that cost with your items’ value.

When combined with the long-distance moving process, storage typically is temporary. Families might choose this option while waiting to finalize a home purchase. Or, other issues could prohibit an immediate move-in when hiring moving and relocation services.

Renting storage for a few days or weeks can prove helpful in these situations. However, think carefully about storing items for an indeterminate duration. The cost quickly can exceed the worth of your belongings.

Unnecessary stuff

Are you moving items you’re not likely to use? Switching on your internal auto-pilot button and packing belongings in a box can seem easier than deciding whether to keep or let go of items—but resist that temptation. Seriously consider the long-term implications of holding onto stuff you really don’t need (or want): crowded real estate and excess expenditures. Translation: cluttered rooms and wasted money.

Some individuals rent storage units simply because they own extra stuff that’s still usable—even if it’s questionable whether they’ll use those items ever again. A kitchenware item might still have life left in it, but that doesn’t mean you’ll actually need it in the future. Make sure items you’re storing will serve a real purpose once you take them out of storage. If you’re moving furniture across country, are you going to use that not-so-pristine chaise in your new home? If possessions will only occupy space in your home, selling or donating them before your interstate move is a better solution than paying to store them.

Duration decisions

The best candidates for rented storage units are those either needing short-term, everyday-item storage or long-term storage of large, expensive items.

You need to consider how much it would cost to replace your items and how much longer you expect those items to last. You might plan to use some of the items in the future, but ask yourself whether they’ll be too old to use when you take them out of storage. Balance replacement vs. storage costs.

Outside or inside?

Indoor vs. outdoor storage units are suited to different items. Choosing the right one for your needs can save you money. Are you storing large items, such as machinery or a vehicle? Less-expensive outdoor storage probably is best. Stowing only household items? An indoor storage unit fits the bill.

Whichever decision you make, National Van Lines is incredibly flexible on the time length needed to store your items. We have indoor facilities for short-term, long-term or anything in-between. We offer secure, climate-controlled storage facilities. Whether you’re seeking storage-in-transit or temporary warehouse storage, we have you covered.

Controlled surroundings

When it comes to moving and storing your property, security is key. (Remember the Spidey heist?) At Affordable Moving Service & Storage, we offer top-notch storage security. Plus, we inventory, tag and pad your treasures before placing them in a storage vault.

We can also provide climate-controlled solutions so you’ll relax knowing your delicate and fragile items are properly protected while in our care.

Affordable Moving Service & Storage promises reliable inventory, secured locations and long- or short-term arrangements for pickup and delivery. Whether you need to store a household item, business asset or any other items, Affordable Moving Service & Storage can provide you with a secure moving and storage solution.

Seeking an affordable mover in Florida who takes the utmost pride in their work? Look no further than Affordable Moving Service & Storage, your go-to home mover among long-distance movers and local movers in Naples and the rest of southwestern Florida. Contact us today for a FREE moving quote: 239.674.0024 | 877.281.9580.


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