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Portable storage is a natural complement to the moving process, especially for families and homeowners with a large collection of household goods. The best part? Portable storage is helpful each step of the way, taking you from selling your home to moving to your next abode. Let’s take a look at the important roles portable storage plays in the selling process.
Storage for renovations
Many homeowners know in advance that they want to sell their home, whether they’re upgrading to a larger house or choosing to scale down, which gives them time to get things in order. Perhaps it’s painting the household interior, or maybe refinishing kitchen cabinets; whatever the project, you likely want items out of the work area. With a variety of size options, portable storage containers provide an excellent on-site storage option for household renovations, clearing workspaces and protecting furniture.
Once you know you’re going to be selling, it’s time to tackle the years of accumulation. Almost everyone can take a look around their home and find things that are no longer useful or being used. Preparing your home for listing means cutting out the clutter in your home. Of course, not everything is going to be tossed, sold or donated, which is why portable storage is a lifesaver.
Portable storage containers are one of the best moving hacks out there. Carefully pack the items in your “save” piles and get them out of the way, creating a neat and tidy look to your home and getting a jump start on packing for your pending move. Keep your storage container on-site and pack it as you go through your entire home, pulling and packing items that aren’t necessities before your move. When closing comes around, you’ve already gotten a good portion of your household goods packed, organized and stored. And when it’s time, you can move your container to a storage facility while your home is on the market.
Homebuyers want to be able to envision themselves in your home as they take a tour, which can be difficult if it’s packed with furniture and personal nicknacks. Use portable storage to create a minimalist look to your home, as well as to create a spacious feel. Pull unnecessary furniture items and pack up all of your personal photos, storing them until your move. Create a blank canvas for prospective buyers and you’ll be rewarded with a speedy home sale.
If you have a garage that’s a jumble of tools, toys, and, well, a miscellany of things, portable storage is a lifesaver. That overstuffed closet you’ve put off organizing for too long, or your basement that’s a maze of stored boxes, holiday decorations and keepsakes.
Take the time to go through these cluttered areas, discard what you no longer need, and pack up what you want to keep. Once you’ve organized and packed these areas, go ahead and move the boxes into a portable storage pod, leaving nice, clear and uncluttered spaces behind.
The advance prep you’ve done helps destress moving day, as you’ve already cleared the toughest areas of clutter, sorted through years of accumulation, and packed what’s going with you to your next home. Prospective buyers will marvel at the amount of storage space they’ll have in your home and you’ll have gotten a head start on the moving process.
Moving with ease
Portable storage containers cut out unnecessary steps in the moving process. You can pack and store containers at your home or have them moved to a storage facility while your home is on the market.
When it’s time to move, you can pack and order additional containers for the remainder of your household goods and have those containers sent -- along with the ones in storage -- to your new home. This is especially helpful if there’s a period of time between selling your home and closing on your new home. No need to keep packing and unpacking moving trucks -- everything stays put in your portable storage containers until it’s time to unpack and settle into your new home.