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Top Storage and Moving Tips for Relocations in Dorset

Posted on March 8, 2021 by Peter Donaldson
Top Storage and Moving Tips for Relocations in Dorset

We all need help when moving to a new home; it’s a massive undertaking, and we rarely hear anyone say they enjoy it. People often find themselves trying to balance their home life and work duties while organising a relocation! It’s enough to send anyone into a panic, but luckily there’s a way of preventing the stress levels from going through the roof.

Instore Storage will guide you through the whole process – from the planning stages all through to you unpacking the last box in your new home. We’re a one-stop company, meaning you won’t have to use several service providers to get the job done. Our team will do everything possible to make it a successful relocation.

Your Guide to Storage and Removals in Dorset –

There’s a reason why people find moving home stressful, and it’s a daunting task when you start the process. Where do you begin? With so much to do, you might be asking yourself this question. And to make matters worse, you have to juggle things like cooking, cleaning, family time, work duties and organising your relocation.

This is why it’s important to book your storage and removal services from a reliable company. Any four to five star rated company on Google Reviews and Trustpilot will prioritise on customer care. You can use storage to create space and move packed boxes and containers out of the way. You’ll have the peace of mind they’re safe and secure in our storage facilities.

By choosing Instore Storage, you’ll always find someone to talk with, and we respond to emails promptly. For more complicated jobs, we’ll assign a lead person with who you’ll have direct contact. Our team will guide you through the moving process, from start to finish. You’ll enjoy an unbeatable standard of customer service, a broad selection of packages, and everyone receives a free, no-obligation quote.

Move Everything Out with Storage – 

Now let’s start thinking in terms of the hands-on aspect of relocating. When we begin preparing everything for packing, it can get a little messy. As we start boxing items into boxes and containers, it becomes difficult to move around. Add furniture and appliances into the mix, and it’s necessary to begin shifting things from room to room. Does this sound familiar? The good news is, it’s preventable.

By renting a self storage unit from Instore, you’ll be able to move your full boxes and containers entirely out of the way. This avoids the slog of carrying objects between rooms, saving you time, and wasted effort. Furthermore, your possessions will be safe within our secure facility, with CCTV and a top-notch alarm system.

Instore Storage’s packages are the most affordable in Dorset, and we couple this with an excellent calibre of service delivery. Our packages are flexible, and we go out of our way to accommodate people’s requirements. There’s no minimum contract period – just store for the duration of your move if that’s all you need. People often retain their storage units afterwards because of the convenience and additional space it offers.

Another bonus is it’s much easier to move things from the storage unit to your new location. We have a Removals service to add-on to your storage package, and our team can undertake the packing and loading for you. Ultimately, your belongings will be safe and secure while you take care of the other tasks.

Create and Use a Moving Checklist –

It’s easy to lose focus when you have so many things to plan and complete. That’s why it’s essential you create and use a moving checklist for your upcoming relocation. It’s a straightforward way to see the whole relocation and each task. As you complete an action point, you can tick it off and move onto the next one.

We suggest using your list alongside a blank calendar – there are lots available to download online. By doing this, you’ll know the exact number of days until the big day. This will motivate you to get things done faster, so you can start planning your moving checklist today. It’s also a good idea to get some of the easier things done early.

You don’t have to start from scratch – there are many checklist examples you can refer to and adapt to your own needs. Additionally, you’ll find additional storage tips to consider while you prepare everything for your move. Moreover, you’ll have the Instore Storage team on-hand to answer any questions and provide further information.

Storage and Removals – the Perfect Pair – 

We’re fortunate to have loyal customers who use us for storage and return for their relocation needs. We encourage open communication, and we often receive feedback – both praise and constructive points for improvement. One thing we always hear is how easy it is using one company for removals and storage.

We design every Instore package, so it links into other ones. That’s why we have a dedicated removals service, and it’s the Ideal partner package for storage. You can enjoy the security of storage and a high-quality removals service from us. There’s no need to shop around and ask for lots of quotes. You’ll receive a free one from us without any pressure to book.

Packing assistance is available, and our team are experts with handling fragile and valuable items. We’ll plan your entire relocation in detail before arriving on the moving day. This includes things like parking restrictions, complex loading issues, traffic and roadwork reports. There’s no better storage and removals service in Dorset.

Our Best Additional Self Storage Tips –

The Instore Storage team do our best to share practical advice and additional storage tips. Before anything goes into storage, you’ll have to prepare them to ensure they’re in an appropriate state before they go into your unit. Here’s a preparation checklist before your items enter your storage unit.

  1. Buy New Storage Boxes and Containers. It would be a good idea to avoid getting used boxes from the corner shop or supermarket. The likelihood of them falling apart is high. Instead, purchase some durable plastic containers. They are an excellent way to safeguard your possessions.
  2. Pack Fragile Items Correctly. Much like moving, you need to treat fragile objects with additional care. Every box should have lots of extra padding and packaging, and correct labelling for the outside of the box will help you identify everything when unpacking.
  3. Clean Everything Thoroughly. Any mould you bring in can spread to other items, which can damage fabrics. Also, remember to leave appliance doors slightly open and wrap the cords.
  4. Use a Vacuum Sealer for Clothing. If you are keeping clothes in storage, you should invest in vacuum-sealing equipment. It eliminates air that can cause mould.
  5. Avoid Packing Things into Plastic Bags. The materials most carrier bags or bin-liners use can increase humidity which then causes moisture. Mould thrives in this environment, and it could cause damage to your clothing.

Online Reviews and Excellent Customer Service for Storage – 

When it comes to delivering excellent customer service, it’s a case of paying attention to every detail. This starts with your first contact with our staff, who begin the storage process assessment. From here, we’ll take the information you provide us with and suggest a suitable storage service, including a free quote.

The Instore team strives to achieve the highest customer service level for every person and business we work with. We believe that our range of storage and removals services can add value to people’s lives. Instore employs experts who have superior handling skills to treat everything with the utmost care and attention. That’s why we’re a five-star company with a loyal group of customers.

Our onsite staff are always available to assist with unpacking or loading. We make sure they have the tools necessary to make things run smoothly. It’s then a case of creating enough storage and removals options to cover every base. And if you have any issues or questions, someone is always around to discuss them with you. We encourage feedback and do everything possible to ensure you receive the highest standard of customer care.

Instore Storage – Dorset’s Number One for Storage and Removals –

Instore makes a point of catching up with our customers to check if there’s anything we can assist them with. Regular communication helps us know how we’re performing and if we need to add packages to our range of services. Additionally, we are able to gauge whether they require a different type of service from their current package.

Passing on useful info is a vital part of the service we offer. We want people to have the best storage experience possible, which makes advice essential from the beginning of using storage. No one deserves to have an awful storage or removals outcome, and we do everything to make sure that doesn’t happen.

If you’re thinking of moving and would like to know about our storage and removals services, please contact us today. We’ll gladly pass on any helpful information to help you find the right service.