Moving House Storage

If a moving firm is not being used, where can your goods be stored while you move?

If you aren’t planning to use a moving company, self-storage facilities are another choice for storing items while moving. There are typically two types: classic self-storage facilities where you rent a room with your own key, or container storage warehouses where you load your own container to be stored in a containerized warehouse.

If you require frequent access to your possessions while they are in storage, or access outside of regular business hours, renting a self-storage unit can be the ideal option. Typically, you’ll have your own storage space or unit with a key/access code to come and go whenever you like (within their opening hours).

Container storage warehouses, which are frequently offered by moving firms, might be a wonderful alternative at a reduced cost if you don’t require regular access but still want to handle your own move-in/move-out. Usually, you may still use your storage; you simply might need to give them 24 hours’ notice so they can move your containers to a location where they are safe to access.

If you’re thinking about to use a moving company for storage as part of your relocation, keep reading to learn the exact steps involved.

Relocating can be challenging, especially if you need to temporarily store your belongings while relocating from one place to another or if you’re not moving right into your new residence.

No1 Removals explains all you need to know about using interim house storage in between house moves if you need to move using a storage option.

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You have two major options when moving house and require storage between moving out and moving in: utilise a self-storage facility OR use a removal firm that has its own storage.

Does moving companies providing storage?

Yes, the majority of them will have storage capabilities. No1 Removals povide Storage facilities as well as Man and Van London services.

When you want to keep the procedure simple, using a removal firm such as No1 Removals with storage is recommended. Using the same business keeps accountability and management in one location. This minimises your costs while keeping everything working smoothly. For instance, you can coordinate your move dates and storage rental with your mover to prevent paying for any extra storage time that you won’t need. Working with a single business also prevents the transfer of culpability in the event that something goes wrong or is harmed.


What possessions will you leave behind and what will you take with you? How much room for storage would you require?

Sorting out what goes where is the first step. Clothing and other daily necessities will probably remain with you at your temporary residence, while other goods will be moved to the storage facility.

Make a brief list of everything you’ll need for your temporary residence and, if you can, divide the things.

Decluttering is always a smart idea when moving because it ensures that you only pay for removals for stuff you actually want to take.

It is even more crucial to declutter in advance of a move by using a storage facility because weekly storage fees are frequently determined by the amount of space you require. Decluttering might reduce the amount of money you spend on storage.

It’s important to receive a price from the removals and storage firm once you have a general concept of what you want to move and store.

If they are handling that part of the moving as well, they will assess the volume going into storage, the volume going to your temporary residence, as well as the access from both places.

After they explained their storage options, you ought to have a definite price and a move schedule. Ask your mover to explain the advantages of the recommendation they make. You can be given storage in larger steel containers or in wooden containers inside of a warehouse.

Important: If you already know some of the specifics, don’t forget to enquire about the fees of transferring out of the storage facility.

The majority of businesses provide both packing and removals services, however you might also think about doing your own packing.

When deciding which choice is best for you, take into account the kind of stuff you need to move, how much time (and motivation!) you have for packing, and how long your items might be in storage.

Find out if packing supplies can be included in your price if you’re doing your own packing, and make arrangements to have them delivered beforehand. The packing boxes from removal companies are significantly stronger than the ones you can buy at the grocery store because they are made specifically for this use.

Find out whether your moving company offers labels to help you determine which goods belong where. To help crews know what to transport to storage and what to deliver immediately.

To make unpacking simpler, it’s a fantastic idea to identify boxes with the room and a general notion of the contents.

The night before the move, be sure to finish any jobs you were assigned, such as taking down any photos or disassembling any furniture.

Show the workers around when they arrive and go over the strategy with them.

They’ll make sure they are aware of what is being stored and what is being sent directly to you or with you.

Your items might be loaded directly into the storage container depending on the removal company if they have dedicated vehicles for carrying them. By just offloading the container into storage until you’re ready for distribution, the contents don’t need to be handled once they return to the warehouse, lowering the danger of damage.

The crew will fill out a thorough inventory form with your name, contact information, container numbers, a complete list of the products loaded, and information on their condition. This means that everything was documented and is simple to find if you need anything while your belongings are in storage. It also means that everything was checked off before delivery.

When the staff has completed, walk around with them to make sure everything has been removed that you want to. Check any fixtures or fittings you could be taking, as well as any pictures that may be hanging on the walls.

Get in touch with the removals and storage firm as soon as possible once you have a rough idea of the day you want your belongings re-delivered. Many people will require some advance notice, especially during busy times.

If you identified well while packing, it will be much simpler for the delivery team to check everything off against your original inventory and position the boxes in the rooms you specify!


What does storage cost while moving?

Your removal’s storage expense will be based on:

  • The moving company you choose
  • What kind of storage space you require
  • Your storage facility’s location
  • How long do you need storage for?

The usual fee for removal services is per container (about the size of a small garden shed), per week.

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What additional house storage expenses do I need to budget for?

Collection & Delivery

Your moving company will likely give you a quote in three sections for the entire move.

  • Take to storage
  • Storage
  • Remove from storage

Some businesses will provide a range of prices for the move-out and storage (although these prices may alter if your final dates or location change later). Others could hold off on giving you this part of the quotation until you’re prepared to go.


Always check what insurance coverage is being offered and read the terms and conditions because each removals company may have a different kind of insurance policy.

  • What items’ values are covered while they’re in the store?
  • How long does the insurance policy last?
  • Does it cover things like fire, flood, and theft?
  • Any excess?
  • How soon must you inform of a claim?
  • Any items that are not insured?

If you are asked for a value, be careful not to under-insure your possessions because failing to declare the full replacement value may reduce the amount you are eligible to claim in the case that something goes wrong.

For self-storage facilities, additional expenses

If you decide to use self-storage rather than having your belongings moved by a moving company, you’ll need to budget for the fees of pickup and delivery if you aren’t doing these tasks yourself. In some cases, you may also be required to provide your own padlocks.

No1 Removals company offer storage and Man and Van London and don’t just play local. Aside from providing our services in all of UK, we go beyond (Other parts of Europe).

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