How to Prepare Your Self Storage Unit for a Quick Move This Spring

House prices in Ontario are rising at a staggering rate. A recent report from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) forecasts that the average price of a home in the province will climb to a staggering $855,218 this year, an unheard of 21.2 percent higher than 2020.

Just take a look at this house in Toronto, for example. The semi-detached home drew in 20 offers and sold for $1.675 million – more than 50 percent, or $5750,000, above its original asking price. 

It’s not just the Greater Toronto Area that’s experiencing an overheated market either. Central Ontario is becoming a choice destination for many, with remote work trends encouraging people to move out of the city and look for more affordable property. 

Houses are moving quickly and for above asking. To get a deal in the current market and move this spring you need to move fast. Here’s how self storage units and portable storage units will make the move more seamless. 

Portable storage units can make your move easier

Renting trucks and hiring movers can be expensive. If you have the strength and time to move your items yourself, a portable storage unit could be the perfect solution to make your move easier. 

Portable storage units are delivered right to your house. Once you have filled them up with your possessions, they can then be taken directly to your new house – giving you time to slowly unpack your unit once you have moved. Once you have finished unpacking, your unit will be removed from your property.

Storage units give you the time to decide what you truly want to keep

While moving home can be stressful, it’s also a fantastic way to gain visibility into all the possessions you have collected throughout your life. Moving is often a great time to take a moment and think about the things you truly want to keep in your new home, and what you consider just clutter.

The use of either a portable storage unit or a self storage unit gives you the time you need to decide what you really want to keep in your new home. It can be difficult to make the decision on whether to keep an item or not, and the use of a storage unit provides you with the time you need to make a decision.

Other ways a self storage unit or portable unit can help your house moving process more seamless:

  • Keep your possessions protected and secure during the moving process.
  • It gives you a place to store your possessions when move-out day and move-on day don’t line up. 
  • You can move your items into your new home at your own pace, rather than rushing.
  • There’s less stress when unexpected issues arise on moving day.

If you’re selling a home before buying, don’t forget to move your possessions into a self-storage unit and stage your home

One of the best tips for selling your home is to stage it. That means removing any personal belongings, extra furniture and clutter to make your house look like a show home and more appealable to buyers. This can help your house sell faster, but also increase how much you make from it.

To do this, you’ll need to put your excess items well out of sight, and a self-storage unit is the perfect solution. 

To find out how to stage your home in a way that will ensure you receive fantastic offers from those bidding on it, please read our recent blog Pro Tips: Do’s and Don’ts of Home Staging, or can you also read our blog, Moving? How Staging Can Help Get a Quick Sale, for more information on the benefits of staging your house.

Want to learn more about how a self storage unit can help make the process of moving homes easier, particularly in this overheated market where property is moving quicker than buyer’s can say “I like it.” 
Contact Calloway Storage today. We would love to help all of your storage needs as you navigate the stressful process of moving home.