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Do I Need A Storage Unit When Moving?

November 12, 2019


If you are downsizing or upsizing, a storage unit can be a huge help with your next move. Your new home may not fit all of your belongings, and it can be stressful deciding what to keep and what to donate or get rid of. Extra storage space can be a life-saver, and provide you with ample time to choose what stays and what goes. It can help extend your moving timeline indefinitely... but at what cost?


Storage units may not be right for everyone. For example, if you are moving from an apartment into your first home you may be able to fit everything in your new place. You can often fit all of your belongings in a single moving truck.


The first thing to do is estimate how much stuff you are taking with you.


  • Will everything fit into a moving truck? 

  • If not, can you take multiple trips? 

  • Most important - will it all won't fit in your new home?


Once you decide that a storage unit is right for your situation, the next step is to choose the facility that meets your needs. You will want to pick a location closer to your new home for ease of access. Depending on what you will be keeping in storage, you may want to keep it close by. This can help you chip away at the pile of stuff, and eventually get everything integrated into your new home. 


Storage Units can prove to be a huge asset for you during the unpredictable relocation between two homes, but at what price!



Moving can be expensive and you should create a budget and stick to it. Self-storage is another move-related expense that you will be billed for monthly until you move your stuff out of the storage unit. On average, the smallest self-storage unit you can rent (5’ x 5’) will cost you anywhere between $60 and $100 per month, but sometimes more depending on city/state or unit spaces with stronger security. 


Another thing to keep in mind is that the storage space you get from the smallest storage unit size may not be nearly enough for your needs. Let’s face it: a 5’ x 5’ cell has the approximate dimensions of a standard home closet – what can you really fit inside it?


The final price you pay per month will be estimated after you’ve added any extra features that are paid extra – climate-controlled units can be more expensive so be sure to get the most transparent quote on the storage unit you select.


Now that your storage unit is situated, you can turn your focus on relocating your utilities and home services - that has never been easier. Call ONIT Concierge, and we can set up your energy, water and gas as well as activate your cable, satellite, internet and security in a single call.


Call today to learn more: 800-610-2139


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