Furniture Removals and Storage
People are on the move more than ever before, relocating inter-city or interstate for work or lifestyle choices. We don’t fully realise how many belongings we have accumulated until it’s time to move, so what are our furniture removals and storage solution options?
Storing furniture and household goods can be a cost-effective temporary measure when moving. There are many situations where storing your furniture is the best option for making a smooth transition from one place to another. Using a friend’s garage is one option, but even the best of friendships will be stretched if you overstay your storage welcome.
Removalists work with only the best storage providers to ensure your furniture and sensitive equipment is kept clean, safe and secure until you need it.
Reasons for storage include
- A need to limit your shipment size
- Renting your home
- Between residences while a new house is being built
- Taking a holiday before relocating to a new home
- Staying with friends or family between moves
- Interstate or overseas work commitments
- De-cluttering a home for sale
Professional storage solutions guarantee your belongings will remain in good condition until you need them. Storage companies provide secure premises in convenient locations, plus well ventilated rooms, an accurate inventory of all items, and assistance with packing. Removalists do all the heavy lifting and furniture removals, and have ongoing relationships with storage companies, meaning your goods are treated as a priority.
The self storage option
A home without enough storage space is an uncomfortable environment to live in, and a cluttered office can cause friction between colleagues. An easy solution is self storage that provides adequate accommodation for all your excess items. Storing your goods will save you money by avoiding the need to throw out perfectly good furnishings or unnecessarily expanding your location to fit everything in.
Self storage facilities often include climate-controlled units for items that are affected by temperature or humidity, such as electronics and computer gear. Temporarily storing furniture and household clutter has also become an increasingly popular means of reconfiguring for-sale homes during the home-staging phase, when first impressions can make or break the sale.
Tips for self storage
- Store frequently needed items at the unit front, and create access to the back of the unit.
- Use pallets or blocks so air can flow around your belongings.
- Downsize your storage unit by disassembling furnishings and accessories.
- Pack clothing and materials in suitable wardrobe boxes to avoid damp and mould.
- Place sensitive photographs and posters between sheets of cardboard to stop them curling.
- Make sure all petrol driven appliances are drained of fuel.
- Store mattresses covered and on flat surfaces to stop them sagging out of shape.
- Eliminate rust on metal objects by coating surfaces with a small amount of machine oil.
Common sense storage
Some items such as perishables and liquids that require open air or a controlled environment may not be suited to storage. Your storage operator will be able to advise you of options.
It’s a good idea to ensure your peace of mind by investing in a high quality lock for your storage room. Modern storage solutions will lighten your moving burden for a convenient transition.