The average person moved 11.7 times in their lifetime. 

While moving isn’t always pleasant, there are ways to make the process easier. Instead of rushing the process and creating more stress for yourself, consider investing in a storage unit. 

Whether you’re moving across the country or two streets down a 24-hour storage unit can come in handy. If you’ve moved before without one, you may not be aware of the benefits. 

We’ve got you covered. This article contains a list of ways a storage unit can help you move. For all the information you need, continue reading. 

Easier to Sell Your Home

Selling your home is not an easier task. It can take a lot of time and energy. Your home will sell faster and attract the right clientele if it’s clean and organized. 

If all your belongings are crammed into your home, it may not look as good in marketing photos and at an open house. You will find it beneficial to move some of the items out before posting your listing. Your home will be more appealing and therefore easier to sell. 

Reduces Your Stress

Investing in a storage unit will take a lot of stress off your shoulders. You will have more room to work with and you can move in stages instead of all at once. 

Without a unit, you’ll have to move everything into your new place immediately. This can be chaotic and you run the risk of losing your items. This brings us to our next point. 


The extra space will allow you to spend more time packing and organizing your things. You’ll be able to utilize the space better and the unpacking process will be much easier.

Be sure to put common items in groups. Christmas decorations in one, kitchen supplies in another. Labeling your boxes while moving into your storage unit is also a helpful tip. 

When you’re moving into your new place, you may not want to bring the guest bedroom decor first. You’ll likely want to move your clothes and essentials first. If you don’t have an organized system, unpacking will be much more frustrating than it needs to be. 

Protect Your Belongings

There are many different kinds of storage units. It’s crucial that you rent a unit in a place that is safe and secure.

There are many locations that are gated and have surveillance. This will give you peace of mind knowing that your items are safe and protected. You’ll be able to focus on selling your home instead of your items. 

While many people are worried about thieves, which is a normal concern, you also won’t have to worry about your belongings getting damaged by the weather. Humidity and extreme temperature can do a lot of damage to your furniture and clothes.

This is the last thing you want to happen during your move. Putting your items into a storage unit will protect them from many factors, including bugs too. 

Extra Space

To state the obvious, a unit will give you more space to spread out. If you’re downsizing, you may not realize how much stuff you’ve accumulated over the years.

If the selling process is going faster than you expected, you may not have time to purge and go through all your items at home. Having a storage unit will give you the space you need. 

You won’t have to ask your friends or family to store some of your items, either. There are different size units to choose from, so if only want to store a few items you can or you can place the majority of your furniture in one. 

More Time and Flexibility

Moving is time-consuming. If you’ve ever moved before, you probably already know that. Instead of rushing and pushing your things into your new place, a storage unit will allow you to move at your own timeline. 

You can move a little at a time and do it on your own schedule. If you travel for work or work the graveyard shift, moving could be even more difficult than normal.

A unit will give you the flexibility you need to move without pressure. You will have access to your unit at any time.

If you’re missing an item or want to pick something us at an odd time, you can. This can come in handy, especially if you’re moving across the country or have in-between homes. 

Post Move Convenience 

You may not want to move everything into your place all at once. Once you get settled in, you may decide to keep the unit for a little longer. Many people realize how convenient it is to have one close by. 

If you’re having trouble deciding what items to keep and what to donate or throw away, a storage unit can give you time. You won’t have to move, as you’ll have plenty of time after you get settled in. Having a storage unit post-move will also keep your new property from getting cluttered. 

Useful Storage Unit 

The benefits of having a storage unit, either short-term or long-term, are endless. It can make moving much easier and less frustrating.

It’s also an affordable choice. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to move your belongings. It may even help you save money in the long run. 

We hope you’ve found this guide helpful. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Give us a call today to get set up with a storage unit!