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The pros and cons of hiring a professional storage unit as you move to a new home


Many situations could lead to space issues. The eternal need for more space will certainly arise once you decide to move your home. And the ultimate solution for you could be having a storage unit at your disposal during the moving process. However, just like everything else, hiring a professional storage unit has its pros and cons. If you are moving to Brooklyn or across this borough, for sure you wonder should you rent storage. So, you should consider the pros and cons of renting a storage space before the time for moving or remodeling your home comes. Luckily, our specialists for moving and storage Brooklyn New York share with you some tips that will help you make the right decision. We will remind you of the many pros of renting storage but also things to watch out for at the same time.

Ways to decide should you opt for hiring a professional storage unit

There are plenty of reasons to rent storage, and plenty of reasons not to. Just like when you need to purchase something else, you will start thinking do you truly need that thing. So, firstly you should imagine upcoming days without having a storage unit at your disposal. This will make you focus on the things you plan to place inside your storage unit.

A couple talking about hiring a professional storage unit while carrying boxes
Can you imagine your moving process without hiring a professional storage unit?

Secondly, you should start thinking about the reasons why you need extra space. If you are moving to a small apartment or house and there is no room for many of your items,  renting a professional storage unit will certainly be an excellent choice. Even if you just need to get rid of the stuff that accumulates over years, renting a storage unit will help you a lot. So, take the advice from our storage companies NYC experts and consider the purpose of hiring a storage unit. That will help you be sure you are doing the right thing.

Thirdly, you should know your budget and make sure you are ready to invest in extra space. Luckily, you can find cost-effective units in our storage facilities Brooklyn. All you need to do is to decide what items you will place inside your storage. That will help you opt for the right size of storage unit you will rent. In addition, make sure to know will you need a short-term or a long-term storage solution. With all these things in mind, you will make a final decision easily.

Pros of hiring a professional storage unit

Hiring a storage unit gives you peace of mind in case anything goes wrong on the day of your move. In Brooklyn, things come up, and there is a chance your new apartment might not be ready for your belongings. Despite that, you need to leave your current apartment and take your possessions with you. In that case, you want to be sure that you have somewhere to keep them. Most Brooklyn moving companies cannot store your belongings on their trucks, even overnight. So, unless you have your new home completely ready to move into, it might be wise to rent a storage unit.

A home during the renovation
You can opt for storage when you need to renovate your home.

If your new home is ready for moving in, it seems like you don’t need to use storage space. But what if you need to purge all clutter and get rid of it before you move in? Since you have a storage unit at your disposal, you can quickly declutter and take to your new home only things you plan to use. You can pack all those items you don’t use frequently and place them in your storage unit. This will enable you to sort and purge your items anytime you want.

Once you sign a contract and know you have a storage unit at your disposal, you will feel more comfortable about conducting your move. Using storage will help you organize your move without stress while you know your belongings are safe. For instance, you can rent a small truck to move the essentials to your home and then take your time bringing the rest on your own. Although this doesn’t save you time or money, this will help you avoid stress and haste during relocation.

Excellent solution for a transition period

If you are a newcomer in New York, maybe you don’t have friends that could help you conduct your move. In this case, renting a professional storage unit will be an excellent substitute for your needs. It will be a perfect way to place your belongings without inconveniencing others. Storage units offer a secure place to keep all your valuables during relocation. You will not have to spend a fortune to rent a storage unit and you will avoid throwing away things you will need again. Our moving and storage experts will offer you excellent storage solutions at affordable ratings, so you can keep your possession despite the lack of space at your home.

Whether you opt for a short-term or a long-term storage solution NYC, you will simplify your moving process. If you need to stage your home for selling or renovate before moving in, you can do it trouble-free. Place all clutter inside your storage unit and make your home look stunning when potential buyers come. Organize your home, get more space while your belongings are inside well-maintained storage units we will provide you with.

Cons of hiring a storage unit

Unluckily, renting professional storage units is more popular than you can even imagine. New York is home to many businesses and companies from all around the world. Many storage units, originally intended for short-term storage during a move, are being rented as long-term storage solutions. This may make it difficult to find a unit in your neighborhood. To prevent struggles with finding suitable storage when you need it the most, make sure to start your search in advance.

Cardboard moving boxes
You could forget about your items after a while.

The time spent searching for storage, the additional cost of storage, and insurance fees, may not always make having a storage unit convenient. So, keep all these disadvantages in mind before hiring a professional storage unit. Also, keep in mind that you may only have access to your belongings during working hours. For some people, being separated from their belongings for a week while they sort out housing complications is not an option. Before you accept additional costs for having 24hours access to your storage, consider your needs one more time.

Ultimately, the decision to rent storage while moving is up to the homeowner. While it adds a step to the moving process it also has the potential to take away some of your stress on moving day. Most storage and movers work well together, and a moving company can help you find appropriate storage if you decide you need it.

Out of sight, out of mind

Once you put aside your belongings you are taking a risk of completely forgetting about them. So, you will probably leave your items there until you decide to get rid of them. It is the main disadvantage of hiring a professional storage unit. But if you keep any of your items after a while, you will realize renting storage was worth it. After you place your belongings in storage, make an inventory list. Also, make a copy of your list and leave it in storage. This will help you find your items faster and always remind you what items are in a storage unit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we've earned our reputation through honesty and transparency. We're here to address all your questions and provide peace of mind as you choose our moving services in Brooklyn.

What are your working hours?

We are open from Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM–5 PM, but feel free to contact us through our contact form anytime. We'll get back to you ASAP.

Does U.Santini Moving & Storage offer insurance?

Absolutely! We offer various types of insurance to protect your belongings, including a full replacement option. The cost depends on how much your things are worth and the deductible you choose.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It's a good idea to book your moving company at least 8 weeks before your move. If you're moving during the holidays or in the summer, it's best to schedule it 12 weeks ahead. But if your move is between September and May, you can often book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. The key is to secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the details about your move.

Do you provide packing supplies?

Yes, we do. Along with the necessary boxes and packing materials for your move, we offer various 'Saver' packages tailored to the size of your home. If you don't use all the boxes you purchased, you can return them to our team after the move, and we'll refund the unused portion.

What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

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