You just made the big move and are welcomed to your new home by a hefty amount of unpacking, reorganizing and making sure all of your possessions fit. We understand that sometimes, or most, we find ourselves with far too many things than we thought we had. Providing large, local warehouses to our clients, and monthly storage services, to store all the extra moving items is an invaluable asset.
Storage services are a large part of the moving industry. There are many reasons for people to seek storage options. Occupancy constraints on a current or future residence, long-term work assignments to a different state or country; all of these things can cause a person to require storage.
The majority of moving and storage companies utilize what is reffered to as "palletized or vaulted" storage. Items are pad wrapped and placed in large wooden vaults. Palletizing shipments serve three main purposes:
Storage, like other moves, requires thorough packaging. Whether your mover packs you or you choose to do it yourself, all loose items must be boxed. Remember to label each carton with its location and brief description of the contents.
The charges for storage are typically based on weight. The moving van is weighed prior to loading and after. This weight factor determines the cost for the various activities. The following are the principles for pricing:
Whether you are looking to store a few boxes during a temporary residential move, or if you need long-term storage for an international move, make sure to contact University Moving and Storage to see how we can help!