Removal services and storage services are closely related. Often, removalists offer storage services to their clients so as to increase convenience where removals are concerned. Although most removal clients do not need storage services from their Sydney removalist, some find it an absolute necessity, and you may too. Below, learn about the different instances during removals when a storage service is absolutely necessary.
1. You don’t have your next place picked out yet
A common reason to seek storage services during removals is when you do not have your next place of residence picked out yet. Though uncommon, such a situation can arise in some instances, e.g. when you’ve been evicted out of your previous residence or when an emergency such as flooding or fire has forced you out of your previous home. Other common reasons are where you haven’t managed to find a property that you like or where you’re simply not in a hurry to find a house. In such cases, it makes sense to seek storage services from your removalist as you wait to find a viable place to move into.
2. You’re moving into a smaller house and your household goods can’t fit
In some cases, people result to storage services from their Sydney removalist when they realize that they are moving into a house that is much smaller than the one they’ve just come from and all their belongings cannot fit in it. As an immediate measure, they are forced to first place some of the excess items in storage as they evaluate what to do about them. They may later sell some of the items, give them away, send them to friends or relatives or keep them in long-term storage.
3. There are some items that you don’t want to place into your new house
In other instances, you may find that there are some items that you do not want to place inside your new home. It could be that you no longer use the items or you simply may want to replace them with better ones soon. You therefore decide not to place them inside your new home at all. As such, you place the items in storage as you decide what to do with them or as you wait to find a proper way to dispose of them. This could refer to anything, from a used couch to an old TV or a faulty cooker.
4. Your new house is not ready to move in to yet
In other cases, you may find that you have already selected your new place but you cannot move in yet. For starters, it could be that the occupants of that house have failed to move out on time, thus forcing you to buy some time. Alternatively, you may find that your new property needs some repairs before you can move in, e.g. fixing the roof, renovating, painting the walls, carrying out a pest extermination exercise, and so forth. In other cases, you may not have completed the rental or mortgage payment hence your inability to move in yet. In either of these cases, you are left with no choice but to ask your Sydney removalist to store your furniture for you, albeit temporarily.