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With toys, books and clothes bursting out of every cupboard, you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and start searching for a bigger family home. With a growing family in tow, you’ll quickly discover that moving is not as simple as it used to be. Gone are the last minute pack-and-dash sessions – these days, moving takes careful planning and a whole lot of patience. Before you start trawling the pages of the real estate section, you’ll need to prepare your home for sale and that involves sorting, storing and decluttering. Our team have four handy tips to make the limbo manageable.

Convenience is king

When it comes to house-hunting, there’s enough to think about. In between buying, selling, storing and juggling a family, time is precious. Always opt for solutions which make life easier and storage simpler. Our Load 4U mobile self-storage gets delivered directly to your doorstep, saving you the hassle of hauling. Our team can even help you pack and load the container, conveniently removing it once they’re done. Because you’re busy, we’ll even keep a detailed inventory for you so you know what’s waiting for your on the other side. For life’s unexpected moments, our team can deliver the unit back to you at any time.

Keep your eye on the prize 

Being in-between homes can start to take its toll over time, especially if you’ve got kids. To help navigate the no-man’s-land blues, keep your eyes firmly planted on the horizon. Focus on the positive change that’s waiting for you ahead. If you know where you’re moving to, spend time getting to know your new neighbourhood. Find a local park and your new coffee hangout and get excited about what’s to come. It’s important to keep the kids involved so they feel like they have a bit of say over the big change. Keep them occupied by starting a countdown or exploring the new neighbourhood together.

There’s no easy way out

Sadly, when it comes to packing and storing, there’s no such thing as a DIY shortcut. If you’ve ever had a saggy, second hand box give way mid-move, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. When it comes to quality, there’s no such thing as almost, especially when it comes to packing materials. Our online box shop has all the bits and pieces you need to pack and store your goods safely. Our team can even deliver them to you at the same time as your self-storage module.

Play it safe

Until it’s all signed on the dotted line, there’s no such thing as a sure thing. Finding your perfect home may take longer than you originally thought. When it comes to storage, always play it safe. You’ll want to know that what you put into storage will come out of of storage so give yourself peace of mind. Our Self Storage facilities are modern, clean and tidy and most importantly, pest and vermin free. Our team can also help you arrange insurance to protect your goods while they are in transit or storage, and safeguard you from the unexpected.