Retirement Tips: Use Self-Storage When Relocating

All Storage Online | September 1, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Retirement Tips: Use Self-Storage When Relocating


If you’re one of the 42% of Americans who plan on downsizing in retirement, we have a tip for you: use self storage when you relocate. Storage units make the transition from one home to the next simple. They can hold items while you are waiting to get into your new location, or store the items that you don’t need cluttering up your new home but aren’t ready to part with. 


All Storage’s self storage in Arlington, TX, is designed to keep your valuables safe and help make your relocation smooth and simple. Here’s what you need to know. 

Why Use Storage in Arlington, TX?


Storage is a great solution for keeping your stuff safe and secure. It’s very common for there to be a gap between the time you need to leave your old home and the time you can move into your new home. You may have renovations that need to be completed or need to give the former owners time to properly vacate the space. 


Whatever the reason, a storage unit can be an affordable and simple way to overcome this challenge. It can also allow you to move out of your home gradually, instead of putting pressure on a single moving day. With your storage unit at the ready, you can move items in and out with ease on your own schedule. And, if you live in a place like Arlington, a climate controlled unit that is protected from the rapidly changing weather is a must. 


What You’ll Need


As you prepare to pack and relocate, you are going to need some supplies. Here are a few necessities: 



  • Boxes and plastic storage containers. You’re going to need somewhere to put your stuff. Boxes and plastic storage containers are a great option for packing. Consider buying boxes that are all the same size. This prevents having extra-large or very heavy boxes that are difficult to move. Use plastic containers for items that need extra protection from moisture or dust. 
  • Tape. You are going to need clear packing tape — lots of it. 
  • Mattress covers. If you’ll be moving mattresses, purchase mattress covers to protect them from dirt and damage. Plastic sheeting works well. 
  • Bubble wrap and wrapping paper. For protecting fragile items and keeping things separated in packing containers, bubble wrap and wrapping paper are a must. 
  • Scissors. You’ll need them for the tape, bubble wrap, and more. 
  • Sharpies. Labeling and organizing will save you plenty of work in the long run. A sharpie can be your best friend. 



Stay Safe While You Move


You may not think of relocation as a dangerous event, but simple mistakes while moving can lead to injuries. Keep these tips in mind to make the process as safe as possible:


  • Have someone experienced drive the moving truck. 
  • Lift boxes with your knees, not your back. 
  • Watch the weather, and plan accordingly. 
  • Stay hydrated. 
  • Keep pets safely out of the way. 
  • Visit your storage unit in advance. 

All Storage offers a variety of storage units in Arlington, TX, to meet your individual needs. Contact us today, and we will help you find the right sized unit for you.