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How can self storage help with the moving process?

Moving can be a notoriously tricky process to navigate. The overall logistics can quickly become pretty complex, with a whole handful of processes to juggle, often alongside your regular responsibilities.

Here, we take a closer look at how self-storage services can help to alleviate some of that burden, to make the moving process as stress-free as reasonably possible.

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A stopgap solution

In a perfect world, whenever we moved house or office building, the two dates would line up to the day. In reality, this is rarely the case; whether a few days or a few weeks, you’ll often need to find a way of dealing with all your stuff.

In these situations, self-storage can be an absolute lifesaver. Simply put your belongings into the facility when you have to move out, and then pick them up again when you’re ready to move into your new place. 

Stress reduction

If you move without using some sort of storage solution, you may end up needing to move all your stuff at the same time. This can be quite overwhelming and can make the move a lot more stressful than it needs to be.

By using a self-storage service such as Kiwi Storage, you can move things in and out of storage at your own pace, as and when you’re ready. Not only can this end up reducing the workload, but it can also help to reorganise and furnish your new place at a slower speed.


As we spend more and more time living in a space, we often end up slowly accumulating more and more things that we don’t really need. As it’s difficult to make that binary decision between keeping something or throwing it away, we often end up just holding onto it.

Self-storage offers a great middle route to effectively declutter, especially in the context of moving house. You can simply leave the things that you’re not sure whether you need in storage for a little while, and once you’ve decided one way or the other, either let them go or be reunited with them.

Sort through your stuff

In some cases, you might find that there’s simply not enough space in your new or old homes to sort through all your belongings. In these cases, it can be really useful to use a self-storage unit, to provide you with that working space to go through your possessions. 

If this is your intended usage, we recommend not leaving it too long. The saying out of sight, out of mind applies here, but it’s important to remember that the rental fees are a cost that will start to build up over time.

Clearly, self-storage can be a great solution to a range of moving-related issues. It’s important that you choose a provider that maintains secure, dry premises, with the kind of access that you’ll need.

There are plenty of options to choose between, and while it might seem like a lot, we’re sure you’ll be able to find a perfect solution eventually.


Jenny Kakoudakis

Jenny Kakoudakis likes to blog about interiors. She launched award-winning Seasons in Colour in 2014. When she is not chasing criminals out of the financial system (her day job), she gets creative by redecorating her own home.

Download her free bathroom renovation guide here.


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