Daisy Santiago
June 24, 2020

easyStorage: A Beginner’s Guide to Home Moving

Moving from one place to another is probably one of the major transitions in life. This signifies change and the need for you to adjust to keep up with the new world that awaits you. We probably have different reasons why we move houses, but whatever the reason is, we will surely experience the excitement and the challenging part of moving – planning and execution.

Selling the old house, work reasons, downsizing, divorce, etc. These are just some of the reasons why we decide to move houses. Just by the thought of when and where to start the process is already stressful. How much more if we're on the execution part? But, don’t fret! With so much innovation nowadays, there are many available resources out there that we can utilise to make our house moving easy peasy. And speaking of innovation, we, at easyStorage, can help you ease the burden of this important transition in your life by providing you the best storage solution.

Did you know that according to the data from the 2018 Annual Report of SSA UK, 22.5% of the British population are using self-storage as temporary storage while moving house? The number of people who use storage places to help them with the big move only proves how reliable we can use self-storage during this major transition.

So, let me break down the step-by-step process on how you rely on easyStorage if you are planning on your next move.

1. Create an inventory

An inventory is like your holy grail when you are planning for a house move. This will serve as your go-to reference for the things that you will bring with you, for the things you will store in a storage facility, and for the things that you need to dispose of or sell. It will help you lessen the stress of looking for something once you arrive at your new home. You don’t want to end up searching for the whole house only to find out that you donated the item you're looking for.

For additional tips on how to plan your house move seamlessly, you may want to read "15 Tips on How to Achieve a Seamless House Move."

We, at easyStorage, offer an inventory service, but with an additional minimum fee. That is if you're just too busy to do the job. We do not impose this add-on service on our customers.

2. Inquire for a unit

Now, let’s say that you’ve already sorted your items and you categorised them according to which one is for keeps, for donation, for relocation, and disposal. The next thing you should do is to inquire for a storage unit that will fit your need. There are various reasons why people resort to a storage company to make this transition happen. A storage facility is most helpful, especially for those people who are planning to sell their old houses. A storage unit can serve as a temporary garage or stockroom to make your house more saleable. To put it in the market, you have to make sure that the house looks more spacious as buyers are looking for a home where they can place all their stuff with room to spare and room to grow. According to an article from Home Owner’s Alliance UK, one way to make your home more valuable and sell fast is through decluttering, by getting rid of all of your excess stuff and putting them in storage for a temporary space to live in or simply give them to a friend.

Now that you have items ready to store, you may inquire with us in three easy ways. First, you can call us on 0333 344 1938 for immediate assistance. You may also send us an email to request for a quotation at info@easystorage.com or you may simply chat with any of our friendly representatives.

You may also check your ideal storage size through an interactive experience on our website, the Space Guide. You may key in the items that you are planning to store and with just one click, it will automatically suggest the perfect storage size that will suit your needs.

3. Book a unit with us!

Now, that you’ve determined the ideal storage size you need, you can proceed in booking your preferred storage unit with us. Through the booking process, you may choose any plan that will work the best for you. This is the good thing about easyStorage. We are easy to deal with when it comes to contracts. You may cancel any time you feel that you no longer need our service. Also, if you book a unit with us, we will collect and return your things for free! The van is on us. And the fuel is on us. Yes, you heard that right! We are unlike any other traditional storage companies. We will provide a free van to help you move your things. We don’t want you to experience the hassle of booking a moving company when we can do that for you!

4.Collection of your items

Once you’ve booked a unit with us and set a schedule for the collection of your items, we will bring our easyPods at your doorstep to pick up your belongings and safely load them. We will make sure that your things are safe with us, from the time we collect them up to the last point of unloading them and securing them in our highly secure storage facilities.

Storage companies like us come in handy, especially during house moving as there are instances that there’s a need for you to move out of your old house, but the new house is not yet ready to be turned over to you. You may store your things with us temporarily, you book a hotel for your place while you wait for the date of your actual move. See how we can be a rescue for situations like that?

5. Time to return

Returning your things for free is also part of the deal. We will happily assist you in returning your things to the location where it must be returned. Scheduling a return is as easy as 1,2, and 3. You simply have to log in to your easyStorage account, select the easyPods you need to be delivered back to you, and schedule the date of return. And, voila! We will deliver them right at your doorstep! That’s it!

See how easyStorage can make your lives easier? We will always be there whenever you need us, especially in major transitions in your lives. Don’t let yourself be tied up in a stressful house moving. The key here is to create an effective plan and make use of every helpful resource around you. Now that you know how easyStorage can help you, we are just here, waiting for you to pick up that phone and call us or shoot us with that email!

Daisy Santiago

Daisy is our superstar blogger. With a marketing background and passion for writing, she loves to explore and research topics & put them into writing. Outside of work her hobbies include blogging, writing, blogging, writing. (We keep telling her to get out more)

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