Planning for storage
If you are planning to use the storage facilities offered by your moving company then you need to start thinking about how this will impact on your moving checklist. There are certain things you need to do when you are planning a move and certain things you need to do during the move ‒ if your possessions are not going straight to your new house then you need to make sure that everything is coordinated.
You may have furniture that you value highly and would simply wrap carefully for a straightforward move from one place to another, for example, but if your things are being placed in a moving company storage facility then it may be that you need to think about protecting it a little more. Will the furniture need a special polish or wax to help to protect it from damp air or other issues? A lot will depend upon how long you are planning to use the moving company storage facilities for.
You also need to work out in advance what you cannot take with you and make alternative arrangements, as you may not be able to find a temporary home for items such as your plants at the last minute.
When you use the storage facilities at your moving company depot you might want to visit them in advance to see how everything is set up. This will help you to plan your packing much more easily, as you will know what is required and how prepared you will need to be.
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