Giffen Furniture Removals Temporary Storage: Top Tips To Save You Time & Money

When it comes to storing your precious belongings temporarily, there are lots of different things you can do to save you both time and money. From shopping around for the best deals to storing your belongings in the best possible way, we’ll show you how to get the best results when placing your personal items into temporary storage.


The Need For Temporary Storage

Why look for storage? Well, there are several reasons why people tend to look for storage solutions:

  • They have excessive belongings that they don’t want to dispose of e.g. sentimental items, duplicate items and items of value that aren’t in use daily
  • They are in between home or office moves and need somewhere to store their things
  • They are slowly selling or disposing their items but need somewhere temporary to store them in the meantime


Where To Store Your Belongings

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When it comes to storing your unused possessions, there are plenty of options.  If you happen to have some available storage space of your own in a garage or a spare room, this may be the best option for you when it comes to saving money. However, if you don’t happen to have any free space readily available to you, you may have to consider looking for paid options.

Examples of storage options that come at a cost include:

  • Purchasing a shed – the beauty of this is that your temporary storage solution could actually become a more permanent one if you want it to. The only downside of course is the large outlay upfront and perhaps having to put the shed together or paying someone else to assemble it for you.
  • Self storage – a flexible storage solution that allows you to rent a storage unit on a temporary basis. Hiring a self storage unit is a popular solution for those who want personal access to their belongings.
  • Hiring storage space from a moving company – a convenient all-in-one storage solution where a removalist can not only move your items, but also temporarily keep them safe on your behalf in their own storage space.


What Makes A Good Storage Provider?

When it comes to selecting the right service or provider for your needs, not all providers will measure up. It really pays to shop around and look for the type of service and company to suit your specific needs. Doing a quick comparison on overall costs, what gives you the most “bang for buck” value, and who has the most convenient options for you is vital to finding the right provider.

If you do eventually decide to go with a professional storage provider, here are some things to consider when making your decision on which provider to choose:

  • Reputation – when it comes to your precious items and belongings, you would certainly want to leave them with a trusted, reputable company. Look for positive online reviews where customers “talk up” and highly recommend their service.
  • Years in operation – keep an eye out for a company that’s been around for years.
  • Convenient location – consider how close this storage company is to you (for convenience sake). A provider’s storage location and its proximity to your home or office could potentially have a strong bearing on your final decision on which provider to choose.


Choosing Packing Supplies

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Be sure to choose the right packing supplies and don’t scrimp. For example, using newspaper instead of bubble wrap to save money can work against you if your valuables are accidentally broken while in storage. Also be sure to use purpose-made moving boxes when storing more than one item to ensure they are protected as much as possible.

Don’t forget to label all of your boxes so you can easily track the contents of each box without having to open them up to see what’s inside.


Packing & Organising

Remember when organising your storage space to place heavier items on the bottom first before adding lighter boxes on top. This will help protect your belongings from getting crushed and also minimise breakages and damage.

Also, if possible, elevate your items so they aren’t resting on the bottom of your storage space to keep them safe from potential water damage (in case of flooding) or mould resulting from a build up in humidity.


Great Value Removals & Storage

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If you need storage space and are looking for an all-in-one affordable solution, call Brisbane’s Giffen Removals. At Giffen, not only do we offer furniture removal services, but our furniture storage service is second to none. Plus if you need a hand with packing your belongings, we can help with that too.

Call us today and ask for an obligation-free quote.

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