Now Adam is half way through his education we have been thinking a lot about our next five year plan and that absolutely involves moving home. We know this might take a little bit of forward planning whilst we find the perfect place to live which is probably going to involve looking for storage solutions to store our stuff.
Having a self storage unit and renting it for a period of time would allow us the flexibility to find a new home in a new area which will hopefully avoid us having to pay rent in two places for two long. The closer we can have the storage unit to our new home, the better as it avoids moving day being a very long day. Having a self storage unit on the way to our new area would give us a lot more flexibility in how quickly we can move all of our home furniture and belongings. It would also give us the freedom to properly clear out one room at a time, getting rid of clutter and giving it a good clean.
I think for us it’s really important that a self storage unit offers a variety of different sized units, flexible and affordable prices and friendly customer service. It’s great to see so many options of self storage solutions around the country which really increases the flexibility of finding the ideal location. I think we’d probably look for a medium to large sized unit to hold some of our bulkier white goods as when renting property you never really know what it comes with unless you’re there looking. Places like Shurgard Self-Storage Hayes seem to have it covered for what we need.
So far all I know is we will absolutely be looking to move away from the South but of course it depends on work for Adam being available in an area we are hoping to live in. We have our sights on relocating to either the North East or North West though so having a self storage unit somewhere in the middle would be ideal for creating a flexible moving process, esepcially if Adam has to work away for a little bit whilst we sort things out.
I also know we will be looking for a house rather than a flat which will hopefully mean more space. That way we might have to get bigger furniture but have no place to move it to so having a self storage unit could really help this. We could budget what we need to buy much better if we have somewhere already we could store the bigger things for our new lives.
I’m really excited about the next five years as I think we have some great things to look forward to but moving house is, as it seems to have been for ages, firmly in that plan. I know it will be a huge project and something that won’t be as simple as a quick, overnight, one weekend move. We want to find an ideal home to raise our family in and we are keen to explore a new part of the country.