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Benefits of Renting a Storage Unit for Moving

Joel Belanger

Reserve the right storage unit for moving across town or across the country.

Are you going to be moving soon? Do you need to find space for your classic car, boat, or RV because you’re downsizing? Or, maybe you need to move them to improve your home’s curb appeal for potential buyers?

It might feel overwhelming but there is something that will help. Renting storage in Spanish Fort AL while you’re selling your home or during a move can alleviate some of the burden and stress.

Relocation storage is a great way to keep your belongings safe and your move organized. Continue reading to learn more advantages and some tips for renting a storage space.

Stage the Inside – and Outside – of Your Home

If you're selling your home, you want to showcase it in the best light possible. Removing items when you stage your home can make it feel larger and more inviting. Closets stuffed full of clothes and basements filled with stacks of boxes can cause potential buyers to feel confined and claustrophobic.

Taking those items out and putting them in a storage unit will highlight how much space there is. New buyers are able to imagine their items in the space instead of seeing your things there.

While you're at it, don’t overlook the importance of staging the outside of your home as well. Your home’s curb appeal – how it appears to someone when they pull up in front of it – is significant. If you have multiple cars, a boat, or a large RV in your yard it can look cluttered.

Storing these items will open up the area around your house and have two benefits. First, it makes your yard look larger and more spacious. Second, without the extra vehicles there, it will feel like the neighbors are farther away from your home, which most buyers prefer.

Consider putting your boat or RV in storage a month or two before you start showing your home. That will give you time to perk up the landscaping in the spot where you normally store your vehicle to make it look more inviting.

Store Your Valuables While Showing Your Home

One downside of selling your home is that people are walking around your property while you’re not there. It’s a necessary part of the process, but it can be nerve-wracking. Especially if you have an exotic or classic car.

You’ve worked hard to restore your classic car and it looks beautiful. Which makes it even more tempting to folks who want to take a closer look. They don’t mean any harm, but curiosity often gets the better of them.

You can protect your valuable classic by storing it safely out of sight in a storage building rental while you’re showing your home. Storage units have security systems with cameras and controlled access in place to protect your belongings.

With 24-hour gated access and climate control, you can rest easy knowing that your items are secure. All of our storage facilities in Spanish Fort and some in Fairhope even have in-unit cameras, capable of remote viewing from your phone, available for additional peace of mind.

Have More Time and Space with Large Unit Storage in Spanish Fort AL

Moving days are very hectic. A large moving truck is being loaded and unloaded. Boxes are everywhere, as are multiple workers bringing stuff in and out. Trying to maneuver a large boat or RV around all of that will just add to the stress. Reserving a storage unit for moving that's large enough to hold your boat and your boxes is a must!

Having your boat or RV in a moving storage unit can help reduce the stress of moving day. Once you are settled in your space, you can take the time to figure out where and how is the best place to park it. Then at that point, you can safely bring your boat or RV home.

This also gives you the added advantage of having time and space for some renovation projects when you first move in. It’s easier to paint a house, put in new windows, or upgrade the landscaping without your boat or RV there. Take care of those projects first and then bring your belongings home.

Flexibility When Moving Dates Change

Things don’t always work out perfectly when you’re selling a house. Sometimes you need to move out of your old home before you can move into the new one.

Placing your recreational vehicles in storage gives you more flexibility during this transition. If you need to move into temporary accommodations or stay with other family members, your vehicles are already safely parked in a moving and storage facility.

Most storage facilities have unlimited and renewable terms. So, you can rent space from them for as long as you need.

Downsizing Your Home Space

If you’re downsizing your living space, but don’t want to sacrifice your recreational vehicles, then oversized storage may be the solution for you. Keep your classic car, boat, or RV safely nearby when you downsize to a smaller place. A storage unit for moving your boat or RV to may also have the space for some of the things you don't want to let go of .

This is helpful if you’re moving into a smaller house or a condo where you may not be able to keep a shed for your additional items. Or, where you may have restrictions on the number or type of vehicles you can keep in the parking facility.

Consolidate Your Storage

With oversized storage space, you can consolidate all of your storage into one place. If you have furniture or smaller boxed items that you want to hold on to but don’t need to keep at home, don’t rent multiple units. Keep everything together in one off-site place.

Reduce Stress During Your Next Move

Moving is stressful, there’s no way around that. There are a lot of moving parts – dates change, people coming and going, and boxes are everywhere.

When you’re looking for storage in Spanish Fort AL, we do our best to make your move as easy as possible. An oversized storage unit can alleviate some of the stresses by letting you keep your extra cars or recreational vehicles safe and out of the way.

Contact us to learn more about storage in Fairhope and Spanish Fort AL.