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Storage Management

Now that all of your items are packed away and ready for storage, the most important thing to remember is to keep them where they are unless absolutely necessary to remove or move them. Not only does this not disrupt all the planning and layout, it also gives you peace of mind to leave it alone.

However, keep these things in mind when your items are being left in storage:
  • Ensure that you have enough money to take out a storage plan for a long-term solution and always check that the plan you agreed upon is meeting the initially quoted price.
  • Set up a direct debit. This allows you to ensure that all outgoings are paid and that you don’t fall behind with your payments.
  • Going away? It could be a good idea to have someone look after the plan whilst you’re away and to make sure the money goes out each month.
  • Make sure your container is completely secure before leaving it and that no changes are made to it in the long-term.

What should you be doing if the lease is up on your storage and you’re told that you have to move out? Typically, a notice period is between 7-14 days so make sure you check before you sign anything what the notice period is based against your plan.

As for transporting your good back out of storage, look to a large transport vehicle via something like van hire so you can move it all at once. Check that all of the items that have been stored are in the same condition as you left them as someone else may be liable for the damages.

Again, pack everything back with due care and make sure that you don’t stack a heavy box on top of a light box as this will only cause damage. Also don’t forget your deposit!

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