July 19, 2012
When Should You Use a Storage Centre?
A storage centre is a great option for people who need to store their things for an unspecified period of time. However, people often tend to use storage centres when they may not really need one. For instance, you may not be moving to a new city for too long, but you will still take the extra effort of storing everything that belongs to you.
That’s probably because you will terminate your lease agreement and will have nowhere else to keep your belongings. Yet, if you need to store your belongings, weigh all the points below to know for sure if it is the right time and instance to use a storage centre.
It makes sense to hire a storage centre when:
You have to store a household full of belongings
If you have a fully functional household in terms of a stove, kitchen vessels, kitchen equipment like a microwave, an oven, a fridge plus living room furniture then it would make sense to store your things in a storage centre. Sometimes, people who do not own a lot of things like young students or young, fresh-out-of-college working executives store their things in a storage centre.
In fact, when you have fewer things, you can send your belongings to your parent’s house and store it in their garage. Or perhaps, use a friend’s garage. You should opt for the facilities of a storage centre only if you have a house full of goods to store.
Your office or home needs renovation
If you are an entrepreneur and you have a medium to large sized office that you plan to renovate, then professional storage facilities may help you for that period of time. Office goods can be kept in storage safely for any amount of time.
Furthermore, if you are renovating your home, the contractors are bound to work faster if the house is vacant. For this purpose, it helps to store all your stuff in a storage centre and to allow the workers to finish their work quickly.
You plan to go abroad for work or academic purposes
If you are going to a new country for work, or to study…it wouldn’t make sense to take everything with you. The cost of transporting your belongings would be much higher than buying a few of the things you need to get by. So, it would make sense to store what you own in your own country and buy other necessities like clothes, a fridge etc in the place you are moving to.
Your job is transferable
Army personnel keep moving for work. Similarly, if your job requires that you keep changing locations once every few months or years, a storage centre is very useful. Store your heavy furniture like cupboards, cabinets, dining sets in your storage centre so you can move with the bare minimum, with the things you absolutely need. And keep the rest locked and safe. That will rid you of the problem of constantly moving around to new places with everything you own.