Moving involves several steps. Whether you’re just listing your house on the market or getting ready to hand over the keys, renting a storage unit can help make matters run more smoothly. The guide below explains how.
Ways a Storage Unit Can Make Life Easier While Moving
1. Improves Staging
When buyers come to view your house, they are looking for how their lives will fit into the space. As a result, most real estate agents suggest removing personal items—such as framed photographs or trophies—to make it less “yours” and more potentially “theirs.” Furthermore, if you have outgrown the square footage of the house—with too many coats stuffed into closets or bedrooms cramped by furniture—they might perceive it as being too small, even if they don’t have as many items. Putting unnecessary belongings in a storage unit will help support the idea of space, which can help you sell quicker.
2. Start Packing Early
Additionally, by deciding to house some of your decor and furniture pieces elsewhere, it can help you get a head start on packing for when you do move to a new home. Building boxes and bubble-wrapping items can take a surprisingly long time, so it’s best to spread it out across weeks if you can. During the process, you might also uncover items you no longer use—and this gives you more opportunity to gift, sell, or donate them.
3. Keep Your Belongings Safe
Storage units also provide peace of mind while you’re showing your home to strangers. Use the space to keep any fragile, valuable, and sentimental belongings, in the event that they become lost, damaged, or stolen during open houses.
Make your move quicker and easier by renting a storage unit from East "O" Street Self Storage or Kiss Self-Storage. They both provide secure outdoor and indoor rentals to clients throughout Lincoln, NE, that are all monitored by 24/7 security cameras. Visit them online to learn more about their sizes—some even large enough to fit RVs—and pricing. Call (402) 489-0134 with questions or to make a reservation.