Are you planning on moving to another state? Have you decided that you aren't going to rent a place to live until you actually arrive in the city in question? When you're moving locally, finding a place to live is a relatively simple matter. But when you're moving long-distance, finding a decent rental can occasionally seem impossible. One of the best things you can do to help with your moving logistics is to make sure that you have a storage unit available ahead of time. There are several reasons why you'll need a storage unit, some of which include:
You may have to stay in a hotel: If you hire a moving company to move your stuff and then fly out to your new home city, you could have around 1-2 weeks before your belongings arrive on the slower moving truck. This may be enough time to find somewhere to live but it may not. It could be a month or more before you're able to find somewhere that fits your criteria for housing. In the meantime, you could be staying in a hotel or motel with nowhere to put your stuff. Having short term storage available will ensure that you don't have to scramble to find a storage unit when your belongings arrive in town.
You may not be able to move in immediately: So you fly to your new city and look around. It takes you a few days but you locate the perfect apartment and it's supposed to be ready the day before your belongings are due to arrive. You think that this is perfect. Unfortunately, when you go to the apartment, you find that a leaky pipe has flooded your new apartment and you clearly can't move your stuff in now. These types of scenarios are relatively uncommon, but they do happen. Unless the apartment complex has a different apartment for you to move into instead, you'll need to find short term storage to keep your stuff in while the apartment owners clean and repair your apartment. Having the storage available ahead of time, just in case it's needed, will allow you to avoid a lot of stress and frustration in this situation.
Your new place may be smaller: If you're moving from a small town to a big city, your dollars may not go as far when it comes to places to live. Instead of a spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom house, you may have to settle for a more cramped 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment with a breakfast bar instead of an actual dining room. You could try to pack everything inside, but it may not fit. Instead of just throwing away stuff at random, a short term storage unit will allow you to sort through your belongings so that you can make room for the stuff that really matters while selling, donating, or giving away items that won't work in your new place.