The Benefits of Long-Term Storage

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The Benefits of Long-Term Storage

When I started a new job a few years ago, I had no idea how frequently I would be moving. Unfortunately, I found myself relocating every few months, and I realized that I didn't want to take all of my stuff with me every time. Instead of getting rid of half of my belongings, I decided to rent a storage unit. In addition to making it easy to simply stash my things when I had to hit the road, my storage unit also became a dynamic, easy place to store things like holiday decorations and clothes my kids had outgrown. This blog is all about the benefits of long-term storage, so that you can use your unit to its full potential.



Three Reasons a Moving Truck Will Make Furniture Purchases Dirt Cheap

Sometimes starting over means starting all the way over. If you have just moved out on your own, or if you have lost all of your possessions and have to begin again, the first thing that you will need is new furniture. Unfortunately, the cost of furniture and furniture moving can be a crippling expense to prepare for. If you want to get enough furniture to make your house feel like a home but avoid the high price tag, a moving truck rental is the way to go. Here are three reasons why a moving truck rental will save on furniture delivery costs and possibly even the furniture itself.

One-day rental gives you 24 hours

A one-day moving truck rental period offers you 24 hours to do what you need to do. For a flat-rate daily fee, you can drive across the city to perform your moving duties. Have all or most of your furniture picked out in advance and on hold for you to pick up at the various furniture stores you visit. Then you can drive to each store and pick up all the items in one day. If you need to extend your rental period to a day or two, the cost to rent the truck may still be cheaper than delivery for several pieces of new furniture from a store.

You are a prime candidate for local sellers

Local sellers who list their furniture typically want to get rid of the items as soon as possible. If you let the seller know that you are on your way with a moving truck rental immediately, the seller is likely to place you at the front of the line if they have more candidates for furniture purchases. Sellers will often negotiate the price down if they know you are serious and can head to their house immediately for payment and pickup. Negotiate, bring cash, and give them an estimated pick-up time within a few hours for the best deal.

You can dumpster dive and curb collect immediately

Apartment buildings at the end of a school semester and summers during the moving boom are the best places to find furniture sitting out ready for the taking. If you are looking for furniture, stop by these places during the night time to see just what you can find. Large staple furniture pieces that are being replaced and furniture with minor issues may be tossed by other movers and are fine for you to take. Be sure to check your state laws to ensure that dumpster diving is allowed. If so, check behind big box stores and furniture rental companies near trash day to see what is being thrown out. Some of the issues with be stains on fabrics or nicks in wood, which can be taken care of with some love and elbow grease.

Contact a service like Two Small Men With Big Hearts Moving Company to find a good deal on a truck rental in your area.