Many people who are moving will not have to use storage services. For the most part the moving company will simply collect your items, pack them onto a truck and drive them to your new home ready to be unpacked; however, there are exceptions.
Moving company storage facilities are needed when there is a delay between packing and unpacking. It may be that you cannot get your dates to match up, or perhaps you have to move out of your old home before the owners of your new home have vacated. This could be a delay of a few days or it could be a delay of a few weeks. Whatever the reason, your moving company storage services are there to save the day.
It is not just people delayed in the purchase of their new home who will need storage facilities, however. What if you are a student? When you go to college you are likely to take a vast amount of possessions with you, particularly if you are far away from home. When you visit home at Christmas or on other occasions, you may need to store your possessions near to where you go to school. A moving company with storage facilities can collect and store your possessions until you need them again.
Moving companies also provide storage services for those who are moving out of their old home and going to work abroad. In this case the storage services may be needed on a long-term basis, as not everybody wants to ship their goods abroad ‒ particularly if they are on a fixed-term contract. The storage company can keep these items in a secure and safe environment until you need to move back to this country. You may decide that you want your goods shipped abroad, however, and if this is the case then a moving company that can offer storage and international shipping is going to be your best option. You may not want your things sent overseas until you have found a home there; in this case, transportation can be arranged at a time to suit you.
Remember that moving company storage services can be flexible. You will not have the inconvenience of a minimum-term contract and there are likely to be additional features such as climate control and extra safety measures. There is often somebody on site around the clock and you can arrange to get access to your belongings at almost any time; therefore, there is no need to feel cut off from your possessions.
For those who are moving from one home to another and may only need storage services for a few days, this is often included in the cost of your move. This will have been taken into consideration by your moving company when providing your quote, which means that for a few days you are not paying out any extra money and you have peace of mind knowing that your items are being well looked after by a professional service.