- It is costly
- It is stressful
- Security concerns
- Loss of value/depreciation
- Accessibility of the storage facility
You will agree with me that moving storage is almost inevitable for most people moving to a new place especially overseas. However, it has its disadvantages because you do not have total control over your luggage. Indeed, people encounter common challenges that one should be aware of even as they prepare to move.
It is costly
Moving storage has become booming business with many people moving across the world. Urbanization and globalization are some of the leading causes of people moving from one location to a different neighborhood, locally and internationally. Yet, whether you are a tourist or an expatriate, you need to move with some luggage. It is this factor that has driven the cost of hiring storage space higher than it was a few years ago.
Sometimes, the cost of the items you want to store can equal or exceed the storage cost.
It is stressful
It is very discomfiting when you imagine your expensive machine laying somewhere out of your control. Worse still, the rented storehouse could be a couple of miles away not to mention the many horror stories you have heard about storage facilities. All this factors can induce stress.
When you have your valuables within reach, closely monitored every night and daybreak, it is easy to track the security and ensure that you have all that you need to secure your items. Not so with renting temporarily- the house can be broken in anytime, or the security personnel compromised hence you end up losing your luggage. Sometimes, you will be forced to hire some security personnel, which is an additional out of budget cost.
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Loss of value/depreciation
If you have moved anything from one location to a distant place, you must have realized that the value of the commodity goes down. That is due to the wear and tear it is exposed to during the moving process starting from de-cluttering, packing, on-loading and now, storage. Some items could also get lost while at the storage facility while others end up getting dented. In fact, so that you do not get a heart attack, allow for storage depreciation percentage of five.
Accessibility of the storage facility
Yes, you have found the right place to keep your things before you are ready to move into your new home, but it very remotely located. Accessibility will be your main challenge and you will need to rethink whether this is where you want to leave your personal belongings. Do your research to find the best unit that does not break the bank. Better pay slightly more but have a reputable moving firm hire-out their storage utilities to you.
Storage is a challenge to many people who are moving, and some of these difficulties are inevitable. You only need to plan, get a professional mover who can source the facility for. Take all precautions to ensure your items are only being handled by professionals and they are in safe hands.