Is traditional moving company storage better than self-storage?

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Christopher Noblit

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Long Island Storage Company

When you're not quite ready to move into your new home you will need to place your household goods and personal effects into temporary storage, and customers who need storage needs often choose to store their belongings into a self-storage facility with the belief that self-storage will cost them less and that it will be a better alternative. But is self-storage the best option for you and your belongings?

The answer is maybe...but maybe not. In fact, the answer depends in large part on what your "access requirements" will be. How often will you need to access and rummage through your belongings while they are in storage? For example, if you need to access your stored items frequently then self-storage solution may well be your best option. However, if you don't require frequent access then traditional moving company storage will be your safest alternative to store your household goods.

I purposely use the word "safe" because, when you choose self-storage, you are placing your belongings in what is essentially a large concrete box. Your furniture is not padded for protection and furniture will be stacked on top of furniture which often results in damage.

Alternatively, a professional mover will use heavy duty moving blankets to pad-wrap all of your furniture and your furniture will remain pad-wrapped and protected from the moment it is removed from your home, for the entire time it is in the moving company's storage warehouse, and through to the time it is finally delivered and placed within your new home.

In addition, I have observed that the cost of traditional moving company storage is often the same (or sometimes less) than the cost of self-storage units.
    
These facts provide a powerful argument that you may be better off entrusting the storage of your household goods and personnel effects to a professional moving company instead of to a self-storage company.

Please call us at 631-775-9815 to discuss your options for storing your belongings at either a self-storage unit or within our Long Island storage warehouse. Cost estimates and consultations are provided free and without obligation or sales pressure.

All of our moving trucks are equipped with heavy-duty moving blankets.
All of our moving trucks are equipped with heavy-duty moving blankets.

 

Everything you give the us is tagged with a number and entered on a descriptive inventory.
We first tag everything you give us with a numbered sticker and we then enter each article on a descriptive inventory form which you get a copy of.

 

Our movers then pad wrap all of your furniture.
Our movers then pad wrap all of your furniture.

 

All furniture is protected with heavy duty moving pads
All of your furniture is protected with our heavy-duty moving pads.

 

Upholstered furniture is plastic stretch-wrapped as needed
We plastic stretch-wrap all upholstered furniture as needed.

 

Mattresses and box springs are then packing into sanitary cardboard boxes
All mattresses and box springs are then packing into sanitary cardboard boxes.

 

Your furniture is then carried to our moving truck to be loaded.
Your furniture is then carried to our moving truck to be loaded.

 

Your household goods are then loaded on our moving truck
Your household goods are then loaded on our moving truck and taken to our Long Island storage warehouse.

 

After arriving at our warehouse your household goods are loaded into our warehouse storage safety vaults
After arriving at our warehouse your household goods are loaded into our warehouse storage safety vaults.

 

Your storage vaults are then put away into our warehouse
Your storage vaults are then put away into our warehouse.

 

Your storage vaults are then held in our warehouse until you call for them to be delivered
Your storage vaults are then held in our warehouse until you call for us to remove them from storage and deliver them to your new home.

 

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