Renting a storage unit during a move

When moving, there are always a great number of doubts that are often difficult to deal with.

What is the best way to pack your belongings? What type of moving company should I work with? Do I need to rent a self-storage unit for my move? Should I contract specialist packers?

People usually associate storage units and moves with great expenses that they cannot afford, but nothing is further from the truth.

There are lots of questions that need to be dealt with when you're starting to plan a move, and if you're moving to a smaller place than your current one, rented furniture storage is something you should seriously consider.

To be able to resolve any doubts, we have decided to summarise in this article the aspects to be taken into account when renting a self-storage unit during a move:

  • Reputation: the most important thing is to verify whether the company has licences to operate, to go over the opinions of former users and the experiences they had with the self-storage and moving company. In this case, it is best to spend some time researching to see if the company you wish to contract is a reliable one, that is able to respond for your items and to store them correctly.

  • Services: not all self-storage rental companies offer all the services you may want, therefore, before contracting a company you must be quite sure about their portfolio of services.

  • Estimate: this is perhaps the most important matter for many users, although we should accept that very often you get what you pay for, don't always trust estimates and bargains that often contain clauses and small print that can end up being more expensive at the end of the day.

  • Location: this is something that not everyone takes into account, but which is really important: where the premises are. Is it a self-storage unit in central Barcelona, Madrid or the city you're in? Is it easy to get there?

  • Size: yet again, it is a good idea to compare to see what the various companies offer, the sizes per square metre and the storage conditions.