Self-Storage Solutions When Moving Abroad

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We all dream of that perfect work-life balance, beautiful weather and amazing location, but that may be hard to find at home here in the UK. Nearly 1.8 million Brits live in other European countries and every year more and more head off to other countries such as Canada and Australia to start a new life.

Whatever your reason for wanting to head out of the UK and start again somewhere new, you can’t escape the stress of actually planning and executing the big move. For families who want to uproot their homes and their lives, it can be daunting trying to get all belongings across countries or even continents. So how can you easily make sure all of your valuables and precious items make it to your new home overseas?  

Find the perfect self-storage solutions

Whilst you are finding a new home or setting one up ready for your arrival, you will probably need somewhere to keep all of your belongings. Self-storage solutions like Storebox are usually the best and most convenient answer, rather than ringing family members and using their homes as your personal storage unit.

Find a site that has easy access for any size vehicle as well as 24/7 access to your belongings. You never know when you may need to access your unit and with so many players on the board when it comes to moving, it’ll be a lot easier to organise if you can access your items whenever you need to.

Store items that you DON’T want to take with you

You don’t have to take all of the contents of your current home with you, some may find it easier to sell or donate their belongings and start again once they arrive at their new address. If this is the case, use a self-storage unit to temporarily house all the belongings you’d like to be rid of.

This tactic is also a great way to see what exactly you do and do not use, and could help you make more well informed decisions when it comes to buying your new furniture. For example, you may have bought a TV stand that you didn’t end up using or a coat rack that ended up stuck in the spare room. Once you arrive at your new home, you’ll have a better idea of exactly the type of furniture you’ll need.

Securing somewhere to store your belongings in advance will help to make the transition a little smoother. With Storebox, you can store your items for a minimum of 7 days, with no maximum storage time! You can even pre-pay so you don’t need to worry about overrunning on your contract. Made your decision and looking for a storage unit? Book your self-storage solution now and find out how our units could make your life a little bit easier.

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Small

Small

5ft (1.52m) x 8ft (2,4m) = 40 sq. ft. (3.72 m2)

What’s Suitable?

Contents of a small garden shed
Contents of a spare room
Transit van load


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Medium

Medium

8ft (2.45m) x 10ft (3.05m) = 80 sq. ft (7.4m2)

What’s Suitable?

Contents of an average one bedroom house
Three Transit van loads


Note: Images are for illustrative purposes only. Exact dimensions may vary. Please contact us for details.

Large

Large

8ft (2.45m) x 20ft (6.1m) = 160 sq ft (14.8m2)

What’s Suitable?

Contents of a four bedroom house
Six Transit van loads


Note: Images are for illustrative purposes only. Exact dimensions may vary. Please contact us for details.