The Top 5 Benefits of Storage Facilities

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Written by Charlotte

July 30, 2020

There are a lot of factors to cater for when moving house, which can often reduce many  movers to a stressed and bewildered mindset throughout the removal process. Indeed, one of the major factors that causes chaos amongst  them is the transfer of their personal belongings. 

Let’s face it, we all hoard onto items. Whether it’s for sentimental value or its a timeless piece you do not want to get rid of, excess items build up in our home over the years. Unfortunately, this hoarding mentality makes for a challenging process when you decide to relocate.  

The buying process can be a convoluted and back-and-forth process, meaning it is important to be prepared for every eventuality. Your property might sell, yet your new one might not be ready, meaning you have to stay in a rented apartment or with relatives. Alternatively, you may want to move the essentials into your new home, but you do not want to overwhelm yourself with thousands of boxes that will clutter your property. 

Here are the 5 main benefits to renting storage units for your valuables to help you decide.

Protection from Environmental Damage

When we’re running low on space in our home,we tend to shove all our belongings in any places we can find. Unfortunately, problems then arise when you decide to move home as you need to transfer these to a new location. Housing items in cupboards in the attic or in cold damp places will often not suffice. These unprotected and dirty areas will likely cause external damage to your belongings. 


The benefit of storage facilities is that you don’t have this problem. The secure, dry, and controlled climates synonymous with storage units – particularly the ones here at Vanguard Removals – means you can rest assured knowing your excess items are in safe hands and away from damp or dirty interiors.  


More Space to Store 

Storage is often a battle between the things we want on display and the things we want to hideaway.We might be hiding our stuff away because we don’t always need them, or because they’re in the way. 

At Vanguard removals, you can rent a unit that is exactly the size you need for the storage you require. Our storage pods have ample space to house all of your possessions, making things easier to find when you relocate and freeing up the space that was cramped with additional items.


Extra Security from Theft

If you’ve got a lot of valuable possessions to worry about, your home might be your fortress, but it isn’t always the best idea to keep everything in one place, particularly during a removal process.

With a storage unit, you can take that risk away. Storage units have several stages of protection, from secure locks on your unit to CCTV and round-the-clock security for monitoring, giving you the additional peace of mind. 


Cost Effective

With so many possessions to worry about, you might be concerned about the cost of a storage unit.

A major benefit of renting a storage unit, however, is the flexibility of the cost. You only pay for the storage you need, and only for as long as you need it.


Gives You a Permanent Base

As aforementioned, if you’re living somewhere on a temporary basis or you’re always on the move, dealing with your possessions can be difficult. Are you supposed to transport everything, and often?

Sometimes this is not the practical solution. If you don’t have a base, you could store your items in a storage unit instead, to alleviate the pressure of compiling your belongings in your temporary home. This will also save you time and energy, as you can store all your belongings in the unit from the first move, rather than making multiple trips until you move into your new property.

Whether you’re worried about space or security or even the financial burden of multiple trips from your old home to your new one, a storage facility safeguards you from these problems. At vanguard removals, we have 24-hour surveillance of all storage units, flexibility when entering your pod and a dry space to ensure your belongings are kept safe and sound during the removal process. 

If you’re based in North London or East London and need to hire a storage company you can trust, then get in touch! We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.


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