Moving is an exciting experience, but it can also be incredibly daunting. It doesn’t matter how much furniture, large appliances, and other belongings you think you have – moving is usually much harder and more time consuming than you think.
Thankfully, there are a lot of different service options to explore when you are facing a move. Whether this is going to be the first big move you have ever made in your life, or just one of the many, there are always processes and systems you can improve on while moving.
Moving & Storage Services: Why They’re Necessary
There are two major steps that you can take to alleviate some of the pains and stressors of moving. The first involves hiring a moving company – leave the large items, heavy lifting, and time management skills to the pros.
The other pointer we highly recommend is getting a storage space while you are in the process of moving. Getting a storage space while you are moving is a great way to clear space in your home while you are moving, and is critical for keeping your valuables safe.
1. Protecting Valuable Items
Hiring a moving company and renting a storage space ensures that you protect your valuables. Storage spaces are ideal for the big pieces of furniture, technology, tools, instruments, equipment and more that you’re probably worried about damaging during the move. Storage spaces and climate controlled storage spaces are great for keeping your valuables safe when you are in the middle of a big move.
Having a moving team with experience in moving and storing large valuable items is a value you need to protect your belongings during a move.
2. Protecting Irreplaceable Heirlooms
Getting a storage space for moving is also great for protecting invaluable objects during your move. Antiques, photos, and other family heirlooms that you cannot replace or attribute a cash value to should be put into storage during your move. If you do have older items or fragile objects that you are concerned about being damaged or lost during the move, consider putting these in storage. Your storage company and movers will be able to give you their expert recommendation for packing, wrapping, and storing them.
3. Giving You More Room for Moving
One of the most important reasons we recommend you get a storage space while moving is so you can clear as much floor space as possible. You may be overwhelmed by the amount of belongings you have when you start opening up your closets, cabinets, and attic, and start clearing out your garage. Put as many large household items as you can in storage to save yourself a headache and make sure that you keep a clean and clear path for your moving team to load and unload the truck.
4. Getting an All-Inclusive Package
Are you familiar with bundling? You may be able to save yourself a lot of money and time by bundling your moving team, moving expenses, and your storage space with the same company. Ask your moving company if they offer short and long-term storage services so that you have a safe place to store your belongings while moving.
5. Handling the Heavy Lifting
When you hire a moving team, you are prioritizing safety and efficiency. Most moving teams include multiple team members with years of experience in moving large, cumbersome and valuable objects and pieces of furniture. Moving can be dangerous, and you may not have the equipment, experience or personnel to handle all of the heavy lifting. Hiring a moving team so you can keep you and your family safe, while leaving the more challenging parts of moving to the experts.
6. Getting a Moving Truck
Getting a moving truck is another big perk of hiring a moving company. You can hire a truck and a team separately, but that can require a lot of extra time, money, coordination, and paperwork that you can save by going to the same company. Having a full-sized moving truck with your moving team is going to help you save a lot of money and time.
Making the Move
If you are getting ready for your next move and are in the Seattle area, we would love to help you. Our experienced team and storage facility can help you with every facet of your move, to make it as safe and effective as possible.