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If you’re planning a move, you might not immediately think about the potential for storage services to facilitate your moving experience. However, storage is perhaps the best-kept secret when it comes to making moving easier. 

At Merit Moving Systems, our household movers are always ready to help our customers make their relocation projects smooth, seamless, and stress-free. With vaulted warehouses filled with convenient, affordable storage spaces, we’re experts in creating the perfect relocation plan that utilizes storage solutions along with our other high-quality relocation services.

Whether you’re moving locally or long-distance, in residential or commercial relocation, take a look at some of the many ways that storage options can make moving easier and more enjoyable.

How Storage Can Make Moving Easier

Relocating is a tough challenge under any circumstances, and finding the best moving team to help you facilitate the process is always your best bet for a smoother experience. A good moving team will understand what needs to be done in order to make the move faster, more affordable, and as stress-free as possible.

One trick for making things easier during a move is to hire storage. Storing your items on a short-term or long-term basis can be ideal for relocation, especially in the following situations:

  • You’re moving into a smaller home and don’t have space to fit some of your belongings.
  • You’re on a tight schedule or performing a last-minute move, and need time to sell some of the things that you’re unable to take with you.
  • You’re planning a very organized move and want some items cleared out of the way before moving day arrives.
  • You want to get a better idea of the number of items you actually own, to better plan and organize your relocation.
  • You want to keep high-value items safe and sound in a secure, temperature-controlled environment.
  • You’re moving temporarily and plan to return after a time to the same city or town.

What Kind of Storage Options Are There?

Just like any other moving service out there, there are plenty of options for hiring storage solutions. Here are some of the most commonly used ones:

Self-Storage Rentals: 

The most inexpensive one is self-service storage, where you can rent a storage unit to load and unload as you please. Because self-storage options are do-it-yourself, you’ll need to arrange for transport to and from the unit.

Moving Containers: 

Moving containers are another option that homeowners or business owners can use to facilitate the moving process. A moving container is a portable storage unit made of high-quality steel and features a secure lock for safety. The unit is ordered and delivered to the customer’s home or building, and the customer can load the unit with their personal items. Once it’s been filled and you’re ready to move the container to your new location, the moving company will come and haul it to wherever it needs to go next.

Full-Service Storage: 

The best option for storage during a move is to incorporate it into a full-service moving experience by a professional moving company. A high-quality moving company will be equipped with world-class resources like storage facilities and can add safe and secure storage options to your moving package for you. In this situation, a team of moving and storage experts will visit your home and load your belongings into their moving trucks and vans for you—so that you don’t have to lift a finger. You can even leave the packing to them for a seriously hassle-free moving experience.

Once your belongings are delivered to their new storage space, you’ll have all the time you need to get organized for your relocation. As soon as you’re ready for your items to arrive in your new home, the moving company will deliver them for you quickly and easily.

Exceptional Relocation and Storage Solutions in Southern California

At Merit Moving Systems, we utilize a third-party security provider for our customers that benefit from world-class storage solutions during relocation. If you’re in need of top-of-the-line moving and storage services, we’ll make sure you’re covered with everything you need to experience a convenient and cost-effective relocation.

For more information about our commercial and household movers and the storage solutions we provide, give our team at Merit Moving Systems a call to speak with a representative. Or, if you’d like to get started now with a free, in-home moving consultation and pricing quote, fill out our online form.