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How To Pack for Long Term vs. Short-Term Storage


When you are going through a relocation, whether you are moving your home or business, putting items in storage can allow you more time settle into your new space.. There are many reasons to consider storage:

  • Residential or commercial downsizing
  • Needing a temporary extension of your home to keep valuables safe
  • Long distance relocation

Deciding whether you need long-term or short-term storage is another factor to consider before you start the process of your commercial or residential move so it is important to consider all options available to you so you can make a sound investment as well as give yourself a head start on sorting your belongings.

Consider How Much Time Your Relocation Is Going To Take

If you are planning a commercial or residential move within Calgary, you may need time to settle into the space before you can fully unpack your belongings. You may require short-term storage. Short term storage is also useful for

  • Home renovations

Storing bulky sports equipment, yard or home maintenance equipment, etc.

Long-term storage is helpful in situations where your residential or commercial relocation involves:

  • Long distance moving
  • Changes in familial or financial situations

Whether you require long-term or short-term storage, time is needed to take stock of your new home or business and plan to lay out your belongings.

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Plan How You Will Pack For Moving Day

It is important to consider how you plan to move your belongings safely and efficiently.Certain items are better off kept out of storage because of

  • Unpredictable climate changes that occur in Calgary could damage them
  • The item might contain sensitive personal information
  • You might need to be able to access the item quickly

One of the best things you can do for your relocation is to be prepared. Think about how you plan to move your belongings and sift through your valuables to decide what can be placed in storage and what is necessary for the moving process.

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Ensure You Are Financially Prepared For Your Relocation

It is always important to think about if storage is a smart investment to make on top of being financially ready for any hidden costs that may arise during your relocation such as

  • Paying for food and gas for long distance moving
  • Accommodations
  • Paying for moving services

It is very important to budget for storage before moving forward.

It may be a more sound investment to seek moving services. Precision Movers is a family-owned moving service for both residential and commercial relocation serving the Calgary area and western provinces.

With over 30 years of experience you are provided with services such as:

  • Local & Long distance moving
  • Professional and expert packing assistance
  • Furniture Disassembly and re-assembly
  • Trained safe and efficient piano moving
  • Timely pick-up and delivery schedules
  • Free moving quotes

With unmatched experience, moving expertise and customer service you may be able to avoid seeking out long-term or short-term storage altogether and have all your belongings make it efficiently and safely to your new home or commercial space.

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To learn about how Precision Movers can help you plan for your next relocation and to also receive your free no obligation quote today please call 403.540.4393 or visit our website and fill out a contact form.

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