Choosing Between Full Service Moving Company Storage And Self-Storage

Relocating to another city often requires the use of either short or long-term storage for your belongings. You may find yourself with the need to spend some time renting in a smaller home or apartment and do not have space for everything. You also may wind up selling your home quicker than expected and find yourself with the need to live with friends or family temporarily.

Homeowners also find storage to be a great solution for keeping treasured possessions secure that they do not use on a regular basis, but do not want to part with. Putting a portion of your belongings in storage helps you make better use of your existing space and can serve as part of a staging strategy when putting your home on the market.

Whatever your need for storage, the question is which of the two types to choose from—do it yourself storage or a full-service moving company? Depending on your specific situation, both options have their pros and cons. It is helpful to consider some of the details for each below.

There Is A Lot of Self in Self-Storage

Most self-storage options emulate more of a landlord-tenant relationship. The location allows you to use some of their space to store your stuff for a monthly fee and that is about it. The rest is up to you.

From hauling and loading your belongings to keeping up with your own lock and key, the logistics of self-storage fall entirely on your shoulders. Negotiating times on site and navigating traffic with others who are also renting space at the facility are a couple considerations to keep in mind.

Moving Company Service Offers More Peace of Mind

A moving company provides for greater safekeeping of your possessions. Your monthly fee typically covers more than just a small concrete square for your stuff. Many full-service moving companies will handle most of the work themselves.

Amenities of moving company storage include loading, hauling, and placing your belongings without a need for you to lift a finger. Often a moving company that offers storage will also keep their facility cleaner and in better condition than self-storage. This extra attention means your property is less susceptible to deterioration while in their care.

To make the decision even easier when relocating, choose a moving company that also offers storage like Capitol Moving & Storage. Call Capitol Moving & Storage at (860) 415-4400 or use our online contact form to request more information on how utilizing a full-service moving company can simplify logistics for your storage needs.

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