Moving your household can be a tedious process, and you may find that you need to consider storage options to make your relocation less stressful. Whether you know that that you’ll need to store some of your belongings—or an unexpected circumstance occurs—it’s wise to research your storage options ahead to time to ensure that your belongings are safe and secure before, during, and after your move.

Here are three things to consider in order to select the right storage option for your household.

1. Security

One of the primary concerns when it comes to storage facilities is security. Your belongings are important to you, and putting your trust in a moving and storage company to secure your items is a major decision. Thankfully, today’s technological advances have made storage facilities more secure than ever before. From private coded entry systems to video surveillance that identifies license plates, you can rest assured knowing that your items will be safe if you choose the right facility.

A few of the security features to look for when selecting a storage facility include:

·  24/7 Video Monitoring

·  Fire and Theft Alarms

·  Climate Controls

·  Enclosed Perimeter Fencing

·  A Well-Lit Property

·  On-Site Managers

2. Convenience

Storage facilities can be a convenient option if there is one located close to your home. What if you could have a storage unit right in your driveway? Portable storage containers are a convenient solution if want to declutter your home before it goes on the market or need extra time to pack your belongings before you move. As an added bonus, most professional moving and storage companies will pickup your storage container and deliver it to you new location so you only have to pack and unpack once.

When considering portable or on-site storage, a few benefits to look for include:

·  Optional Packing and Loading Services

·  Pickup and Delivery to Any Location

·  Flexible Delivery Schedules and Rental Periods

·  Weekly or Monthly Pricing

3. Flexibility

Ideally, you want your relocation to stay on schedule. If you find that you need—or want—storage options, flexibility is a must. Most moving and storage companies offer short- and long-term storage options, but not all plans are the same. Short-term storage options typically run month-to-month, while long-term storage options are designed to accommodate items for more than a year.

For example, if you need to store your belongings for a month or two while you transition to your new home, short-term storage is the way to go. But, if want to store excess furniture or other items that won’t fit in your new home—or simply want more space—you could get a better deal by choosing a long-term storage option.

At Harrington Moving & Storage, we’ve been helping families with their storage needs since 1996, and we have several secure residential storage facilities located across New Jersey. From short- and long-term storage options to portable storage containers, we’ll work with you to find the right storage package for your family’s needs. Call us today to learn more about our BBB-accredited moving and storage company, or fill out our simple online form right now to request a free quote.