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Southside Moving Blog
Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:58
No Need For Storage Wars When Moving
Many people rely daily on storage. Depending on their need, they may require units for longer periods, some weekly and others monthly. Whatever their reasons, many people rely on the safety of their property while in storage. Moving and storage often goes together as people relocate and require the house contents to be stored until they move into their new home. Units can also be used for military storage. This happens when there is a surplus of military equipment that cannot be stored on the base or when a certain base is shut down. The equipment will then be stored until it is required at a different base. If the client is aware of a storage need at any stage of the relocation, they can contact a moving company that can provide both moving and storage. This creates a less stressful experience for the client as it involves less administration and planning to hand over, pack and unpack all their belongings or equipment.
When you are considering storing your valuables, there are certain factors that may influence your decision. The main concern for both moving and storage is always safety. Search for a moving company that offers security while in transit and on the storage premises. When storing temperature-sensitive items, it is always a good option to make use of containers that provide temperature and humidity control. Inquire from the moving company if they offer packaging services. When contents are stored in wooden vaults, humidity control is important to prevent the vaults from retaining moisture and building up mold. If you are storing property for long term, you will require a company that offers easy access to your incoming and outgoing containers. Discuss your storage needs with the moving company to find the best solution for you.
Damage can occur any time and even the best storage companies cannot guarantee protection against all damages. What they can offer is insurance. No one likes the idea of any damage or theft, but with proper insurance coverage, you can at least have peace of mind that your valuables can be replaced or you can receive remuneration for damages. Insurance will depend on the value of the contents. If you are moving or storing high risk items, you will pay a larger fee for insurance compared to the lower risk items. Fragile items should be packed and marked sufficiently to assure the container is handled appropriately. For the best service it is always recommended to contact different companies and compare their services and prices. Many companies offer testimonies of previously satisfied customers and how they rate the service. Your possessions carry more than a monetary value and it is up to you to take the first protective steps to retain that value.
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1533 Harpers Rd.
Virginia Beach, Va. 23454
757-234-7080 or 800-587-7474
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