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Selling your home here's how a storage unit can help

Moving house is always stressful, but with self-storage it can be a little less stressful. Discover the ways SureStore Stafford (formally Storage Boost) can help to make your move run smoothly.

While moving into a new home can be a very exciting time – the process of selling a home can often be rather stressful. From attracting a buyer to going through the legal procedures and then finally moving everything to your next home it can all become a very time-consuming process.

If you are in the midst of selling your home, then read on for how hiring a storage unit on a short-term basis can really help smooth the move.


One of the most challenging parts of selling your home, is well, selling it! Often a house can sit on the market for a very long time as it hasn’t been staged in a presentable way. An untidy home with a scruffy appearance is likely to put off many buyers who can’t see past the mess. When a few simple steps are taken to ‘stage’ your home in a welcoming way it is much more likely to sell quickly.

First up on the agenda is to spend a bit of time ‘sprucing’ the place up. Putting a fresh lick of paint on a few of the walls, lighting candles during any viewings and having some plants around the place can make a huge difference.

Even simple options such as putting on a new bedspread or adding colourful scatter cushions and accessories to a space can transform the look of a room and make it seem more appealing to potential buyers. After all, the goal is to help them visualise themselves in this house.

For some sellers, particularly those with families, the whole reason for the move is to gain more space. It’s hard to show off your home when your possessions are spilling out of every draw or stacking up in the hallway making the place look like a bit of a dumping ground.

During the selling process, you can make your home more presentable by storing unnecessary items in a self-storage unit. This can be on a short-term, weekly basis and can help you to declutter your home and stage it in a much more attractive way.


Once the house is sold (hurray!), it’s time to move house. Sometimes this works out impeccably well for timing, and your new home is free and ready to move into right away. However, it is often the case that you might have a few weeks (or even months) between needing to move out of your old house and into your new one.

If you find yourself in this situation, there is no need to panic. You might decide to hire a self-storage unit to keep your more substantial, more valuable items safe while you are in temporary accommodation. Whether you’re moving into a hotel, a friend’s house or rented accommodation, a storage unit means you can keep the bulk of your items safe and secure until your new home is ready.

This is an excellent option for people moving abroad too. You may be moving and need to send for your items at a later date, or, you may be moving away for several years and want to keep your belongings safe until your return. Whatever your individual situation, here at SureStore we will be happy to advise you on your best options.


Now you’re finally in the new house and it is time to celebrate! Before you pop the champagne and throw the house-warming party, you might decide to re-evaluate which items you will be bringing with you to your new home. If you’ve downsized, or if you want to make sure your new home remains clutter-free, keeping some items in storage can be a great solution.

It might be that it’s a seasonal item such as a trampoline, an outside toy, bbq, garden furniture or even your lawnmower that you’ve realised you don’t need at home all year round. If space is tight then having a storage unit is perfect! You have your own code and key to be able to add or remove items from your unit when you need to.


We know that moving home is stressful enough without the hassle of worrying about your prized possessions. Here at SureStore, we make the storage part simple.

Whether you need to store a few small items or the contents of your entire home, we will offer you a storage solution perfect for you.

Not only this, but we will assist you with transport with our free van hire for house moves to give you one less expense to think about. We can also provide boxes and packing materials to help ease the transition too.

Whether you require temporary storage while your new purchase completes or a unit for a much more extended period, with units available from just one week, we will make storing your belongings easy with friendly and professional advice.

If you live in Stafford and are moving home then we can help. Get in touch today on 01785 249990.

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