Relieve the Stresses of Moving to a New Home


Moving to a new home can be as stressful as it is exciting. The logistics of moving every single item you own to a new location can turn your joy of buying your dream home into a nightmare situation. Furniture is one thing, but what about all the other items? Your clothes, your kitchenware, your treasured ornaments. And what about all the random item lurking at the backs of draws? The old board games you’ve left untouched at the back of your closet for years, the spare sheets stored under your bed, your attic full of precious memories, photo albums, report cards and macaroni interpretations of Picaso’s ‘Weeping Woman’ (at least that’s what you thought it was meant to be). They all have to packed up and taken with you when you go. It is often not until families are faced with the prospect of moving to a new home that they realize just how much stuff they own.

That’s why so many people choose to hold a garage sale before leaving for greener pastures, or decide to auction off some of their unwanted furniture. Of course, Ebay is the great modern alternative to this. But when the all of the sorting and all of the selling is over, you’ll still be left with a mountain of, let’s be honest, clutter!

Do you really need all of this junk? Do you have space for it in your new home? Even those sentimental items that you couldn’t bear to leave behind can be somewhat of a nuisance. Where will they go? How do you fit years of accumulated memories into a new space? Well, if you don’t need to have it close to hand, or if you haven’t the space for it, but you can’t bear to throw it in the trash, then the answer is to store it somewhere else. A rented storage unit could be just what you need.


Of course, storage units are used by many people throughout their lives, not just when moving to a new house. But most people find this to be a particularly useful solution to just such a crisis.

Here are some of the ways in which storage units could help you with the issues caused by moving to a new home:


Organizing your new home takes a lot of time. Deciding what should be stored where is tricky and it is easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of boxes you bring with you. It is a good idea to take things step by step. Start with the essentials and leave everything else for later. It can be useful to store some of your possessions away until you have the time and space to deal with them. This will give you the space you need to organize everything correctly.


Some items carry too much sentimental value to be left behind, even if they have no use. If these items have no place in your new home, at least for the moment, they should be kept in a store unit, if indefinitely then at least until you can make a decision on what to do with them.

The Time Delay Problem

If there is a delay between the sale of your old home and the purchase of your new one, storage space will be invaluable. If you are staying in temporary accommodation, or with family or friends, you probably wont need all of the items you packed. It is doubtful that you will have space for them either and unpacking jut to re-pack them several weeks later is unnecessary. Many people use storage units for exactly this purpose.


Does your new house or apartment have as much floor or closet space as your last one? A different floor plan can mean that your favorite piece of furniture does not have a place. Maybe you just need the extra space as an overflow for the storage space in your home. Think of a storage unit as a second garage or additional attic space.

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Purple Turtle 5 years ago from Home

This is a very informative article on the stresses of moving. I have recently moved into a much larger house. I wish my wife would have read this article before hand. Everything is sentimental to her. Even paperclips...:)

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Better Yourself 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

I can relate - thanks for reading! Congrats and hope you enjoy your new home!

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