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Your Complete Moving Guide Have You Considered Storage? Chapter 3 Have You Considered Storage? Depending on your move-in date for your new home, you might have to use storage facilities to keep your contents safe and secure. In New Zealand there are two main types of storage services you can use. As with removalist services, make sure you obtain a few quotes to find the best deal possible. Container Storage Self Storage This is a simple and easy method of storing your contents. Prior to your move, the company will deliver a storage container to your home. You fill it up and organise the provider to pick it up from your property to place it in a storage facility. Through self-storage, you can choose an appropriately sized space to suit your needs. With this process, you’ll be the one moving your items in and out of the space. This service is usually called a ‘self load container service’ and is quite popular due to the minimal need for handling. However, the service can be quite costly due to the delivery and pickup features. Self-storage locations are very secure and will usually come with a padlock, which will give you peace of mind, as you will be the sole keyholder. Usually, you’ll sign up for a set rental period for your storage space. This can be month by month or longer terms over 6 months to give you flexibility. Alternatively, you could ask friends and family if you can store items at their houses for a short period of time. This will help to cut down costs significantly, as every little bit counts. 10 Brought to you by ljhooker.co.nz