How using self storage in Leicester can help when moving

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Moving House Image Credit: Splendid Fred

The Store Room’s Leicester storage site are no strangers to dealing with people who are at various stages of the moving cycle, and with UK home sales now at the highest point for over 6 years, 2014 looks like it could be one of the busiest for James and Alan, who make up our team at Leicester. You may not initially associate self storage with moving house, but believe it or not the majority of our short term storage customers at our Hinckley Road site are those that are indeed moving house or preparing to move.

Why would you need storage if you’re moving?

Good question! There are a number of reasons why you might consider a self storage room at our Leicester site if you are moving in the local area. Here are some of the main reasons our customers have used us:

  • If you are moving into a new house, that house may not be ready yet, but you may be in the position where you need to move out of your current place because you have sold it and want to preserve the chain. In this situation a self storage room will ensure that your belongings are safe and secure ready for your new property, while you can perhaps stay with friends or relatives. Over 20% of house sales fall through, so if this happens a storage room will certainly be more cost effective than renting a property on a short term temporary basis.
  •  Another reason why people will use our Leicestershire facility is before they have even moved. This is because when you are in the process of selling a home, one tactic to give a greater feeling of space is to de-clutter excess furniture and other items from the home so that it looks bigger when you are showing the property. Doing this has often been shown to get you the sale price that you want or closer to it than you otherwise would have achieved.
  • Whether you’re planning to sell or have just moved into a new place, many of us will be looking to decorate or renovate. This is where a storage unit can be invaluable as getting furniture out of the way will make the work go so much faster.
  • The final use for self storage that our Leicester team report from house movers is when people are downsizing. Often when children have moved out couples decide to downsize their homes but still have items of sentimental value that they don’t want to let go of. By renting a small storage room they can keep those items and still have the size of property that is right for them.

Contact the Leicester storage team for more details

If you are moving house in 2014 and think a self storage room could be of benefit to you, then please give our Leicester storage specialists a call or pop down to see them on-site at The Store Room, Foxholes Road (Off Hinckley Road), Leicester, LE3 1TH (Google Maps Link).

For more information and an instant online quote visit our Leicester self storage page.