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Different Factors To Consider When Choosing The Right Storage Solution For Your Furniture

Different Factors To Consider When Choosing The Right Storage Solution For Your Furniture
Different Factors To Consider When Choosing The Right Storage Solution For Your Furniture

Different Factors To Consider When Choosing The Right Storage Solution For Your Furniture

Perhaps you have moved to a new house and your belongings do not fit in the new house, or you are planning to sell your house and you need to keep your furniture somewhere to allow for viewing of the house. It is hard to deny that your search for an appropriate storage for your furniture can be daunting especially where you are planning an urgent move .The question that should get you moving is, how can you choose a storage unit which aligns with your needs?

Here are some important factors that you should consider to help you choose the appropriate storage solution for your furniture.

  • Focus on the size: How many pieces of furniture do you have? The number and size of your furniture pieces should determine the ideal storage space. If you have a few pieces, you will not need to look for a large storage unit -it will only be a waste of money and space since the amount you pay depends on the size of storage space that you need. Therefore, pay for space that you are sure to use completely without leaving any unused.
  • Location of the unit is important: Real estate rules, such as the importance of a location, apply almost everywhere where structures are involved. Often, the location of the facility will determine not only your convenience but also the cost of the solution. A storage facility at the core of the town will be more expensive than one in the outskirts. However, the best place to consider for a storage facility is the one that gives you the convenience you need even after moving.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

  • Security: Nobody would be comfortable leaving his or her belongings in an unsafe area. In fact, before you even worry about the cost, your number one consideration should be the level of security of the storage unit. Therefore, focus on establishing the security measures in any facility you find and try evaluating their reliability before you give it a go-ahead.
  • Specialization of the unit: Some storage units are specialized –they only store certain items such as appliances, automobiles, furniture, paperwork, boxes, etc. Since you want a unit to store your furniture, it is advisable to choose a furniture-specialized storage unit. The rationale behind this is that every type of storage unit has diverse tools and equipment to handle the specific items stored.
  • Budget for the storage: The price you are willing to pay for the storage unit is an important factor of consideration. It can be affected by a couple of things such as the duration for storage, the size of the storage unit, as well as the location. However, have a couple of options to compare so that you can settle for the best deal.

Storage facilities offer an ideal alternative to keep your belongings temporarily. While it might be challenging to find the best storage unit, understanding your needs can help you greatly during the search. Do not forget to ask your mover whether they offer storage solutions.

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.


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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
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435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
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45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
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1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
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6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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