Last Minute Moving Tips Using Self Storage
Housing sales in the Greater Victoria area are doing very well and selling fast, often for more than the asking price. Hot markets may mean that you are forced to move with short notice, leaving you unprepared with the time in between your move out date and move in date into your new home.
Do not panic, stay calm and rent a self storage unit!
Here are a few tips for last minute moving and how renting a self storage unit can assist you in a carefree move.
1. Pack As Soon As Possible
2. Seek Out Temporary Accommodation
3. Hire A Moving Company
4. Consider Self Storage Facilities
5. Create A Moving Checklist
6. Create A Budget
7. Stock Up On Moving Supplies
Pack As Soon As Possible
Packing is stressful enough and now you have to do it with short notice. To reduce some stress when packing, pack one room at a time, label your boxes and keep like items together. Suitcases provide great packing options for clothes, shoes and other valuable items. If at all possible, leave clothes on the hangers for easier packing.
A moving essentials bag will ease your stress levels as well. Use a small backpack, to take in your car with you, for the items you just can’t survive without. Some examples may include, medications, important documents, a toothbrush, toothpaste, a change of clothes, cell phone charger and a hair dryer. If you have any animals, remember that this time may be stressful for them too. Pack their favorite toy, bowl, blanket and special treats, to take in the car as well.
Seek Out Temporary Accommodation
Whether your new home isn’t quite finished, or you are still searching for one, you may require temporary accommodations. Check local popular vacation rental companies for short term housing, or stay with family members to help you save a significant amount of money.
Hire A Moving Company
Professional moving companies often book weeks or months in advance, so it may be difficult to find one for your moving date. Make sure to book a moving company as soon as you know your moving date, but make sure to take a day or two to do your research. We recommend that you look at online reviews and ask for references.
Consider A Self Storage Facility
Moving your items into a storage unit will help make your moving experience a more positive one. You will be able to go at your own pace, unpacking your items as you have time. Perhaps the contents of your spare bedroom are not needed regularly? Storage units will allow you to give your belongings a home until they are needed again. Storage facilities offer a variety of storage unit sizes, often ranging from 5x5 to much larger units, such as a 10x15.
Elite Self Storage in Langford is a new facility that offers access to your storage space from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, 365 days a year. In addition, all of our storage units are ground level access and we offer individual access codes and video surveillance.
Create A Moving Checklist
There are a lot of things to do when moving from one place to another. One of the most important things to remember is to call your utility providers and cancel your services at your old address and set them up at your new one.
Another item on your check list should be changing your address for your credit cards and your driver’s license. You want to make sure that your mail is getting sent to your new address. Have all of your mail redirected to your new address by changing it at the post office. Once you receive any mail that still has your old address, you can call and have it changed.
Create A Budget
Knowing your expenses will assist you in making your move. Do up a budget and do your best to stick to it. There is nothing worse than unexpected expenses, but they will happen. Make sure to have extra money set aside for any surprises.
Stock Up On Moving Supplies
Moving supplies are required for every move. You may not have adequate time to find used boxes, tape and packing supplies. This is where storage facilities are very helpful. In their retail section, you will find moving boxes of various sizes, packing tape, mattress pads, blankets, bubble wrap, box cutters and more, all at prices often lower than retail stores.
At Elite Self Storage Langford we provide exceptional customer service, convenient access hours, no long term commitments and no administration fees. Call us today 778-817-1296 or reserve a unit online.