Temporary Storage

Temporary Storage

Temporary Storage

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    Insights from a Moving Industry Expert – James Sanders

    Moving to a new home in the UK often comes with the need for temporary storage solutions. Whether you’re relocating to the picturesque town of Cannock, the historic city of Lichfield, the serene town of Stafford, or the bustling city of Birmingham, you may find yourself in a situation where you require storage for your belongings during the transition. With over 35 years of experience in the moving industry, I’ve encountered various scenarios where temporary storage played a crucial role in ensuring a smooth residential move. In this article, I’ll provide expert insights into securing temporary storage for your UK residential move, covering the considerations, options, and best practices to make the process seamless.

    Assessing Your Storage Needs

    Take Inventory

    Start by taking an inventory of the items you’ll need to store. Categorize them by size, fragility, and frequency of use.

    Temporary vs. Long-Term

    Determine whether you need storage for a short duration during the move or for an extended period after the move.


    Consider how often you’ll need access to your stored items. Some items may be stored long-term, while others require more frequent access

    Types of Temporary Storage

    Self-Storage Facilities

    Self-storage units provide a convenient and secure option for storing your belongings. They come in various sizes, allowing you to choose the one that best fits your needs.

    Containerized Storage

    Container storage involves packing your items into portable containers that can be stored on your property or at a storage facility.

    Warehouse Facilities

    Some moving companies offer warehouse storage, where your items are stored in a secure facility until you’re ready to retrieve them.

    Choosing the Right Storage Provider


    Consider the location of the storage facility in relation to your current and new residence. A closer facility may be more convenient.

    Security Measures

    Ensure that the storage provider has robust security measures in place, including surveillance, access control, and insurance coverage.

    Access Hours

    Check the facility’s access hours to ensure they align with your needs. Some facilities offer 24/7 access, while others have restricted hours.

    Preparing Your Belongings for Storage

    Quality Packing Materials

    Use high-quality packing materials to protect your items from dust, moisture, and damage during storage.

    Clear Labeling

    Label boxes and containers clearly to make it easier to identify items when you need them.

    Furniture Covers

    Use furniture covers and padding to protect your larger items from scratches and dust.

    Insurance Coverage

    Home Insurance

    Check your home insurance policy to see if it covers items in storage. If not, inquire about additional coverage.

    Facility Insurance

    Ask the storage facility about their insurance coverage options for stored items.

    Maintenance and Monitoring

    Periodic Visits

    Visit your storage unit or container periodically to ensure your items are in good condition and haven’t been tampered with.

    Pest Prevention

    Implement pest control measures, such as placing traps and using pest-repellent products, to protect your stored items.

    Retrieving Your Belongings

    Schedule Retrieval

    Plan the retrieval of your stored items according to your move-in date to ensure a smooth transition.

    Inspect Items

    Before moving your items to your new residence, inspect them to ensure they are in good condition.

    Based on 42 reviews
    Ruth Knott
    Ruth Knott
    Amazing service!! Without James and his team, my move probably wouldn't have happened. They got me out of a tight spot at really short notice thanks to solicitors not exchanging contracts until 4 days before my move Extremely professional set up from the minute they arrived, throughout the whole day up until they left. They took great care with my furniture and other possessions and so skilled In getting everything into my brand new build property without causing any damage. I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone needed a professional, reliable and caring removals firm at a very reasonable price. For anyone moving in and around Staffordshire Moving Circles are the 👌
    Jenny Summerfield
    Jenny Summerfield
    James and the team were amazing. Moving house is really stressful but everyone worked really well together and has us packed up, moved in to our new home without a hitch.
    Darren Powell
    Darren Powell
    Couldn’t fault the service provided by Moving Circle Removals. We couldn’t be happier with the communication and value for money for a move of some distance. Thankyou
    Nicola Appaji
    Nicola Appaji
    A Professional Company with very friendly staff. They were good value and very responsive throughout the move. They helped us out when we needed a backup removal company quickly on a Bank holiday. I would recommend them to everyone they were amazing helped us feel relaxed on our moving day.
    Hannah Grant
    Hannah Grant
    Absolutely fantastic service! Had a solicitor nightmare in the morning and the guys just took it in their stride. Amazing professional service from start to finish. Would highly recommend!
    Mike Soles
    Mike Soles
    James and Tommy helped us from booking , quoting, packing moving and storage . Their service was friendly, professional,& very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble , even down to providing storage for excess items! Moving circles was recommended to us by a friend , and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others ! Thank you guys !
    Paul Ryan
    Paul Ryan
    Nice team and very accommodating, great job.
    Susie Perry
    Susie Perry
    I used moving circles removals quite recently and I must say what a pleasure it was, the lads were great , very professional, very helpful. The move was very smooth! I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is moving house soon. Thank you guys for helping me out 😊👍🏻
    Kimberley Greenwood
    Kimberley Greenwood
    James & team recently helped us move house - we cannot fault the service and would highly recommend. James was really professional from the outset and also very flexible when our completion date kept moving around (unlike many other removal companies). The team that turned up on the day to support the move was also great - efficient and worked really hard throughout the move day. Moving Circles was also highly competitive in their pricing. Thank you Moving Circles - would definitely work with your team again in future!
    Angela Jones
    Angela Jones
    We used Moving CIrcles for our recent move and I am so glad that we did . From the very first consultation right through to the actual move, I cannot fault the service that we received. The guys that did the move were very friendly and professional throughout, nothing was damaged and everything was put where we asked. I would highly recommend James and the team who certainly went above and beyond to ensure a smooth move. Thank you so much.
    How much do movers cost for a two bedroom apartment uk?

    How much does a removal service cost when moving flat? On average, the removal cost for a 2 bedroom flat will usually cost somewhere in the range of £315 and £500, plus VAT.

    How much do you tip movers?

    A good rule is to give £20-£25 to each person from the moving team for a half-day. If they have been working for the entire day, it might be reasonable to give them £40 to £50 for their efforts. A little extra would be nice if they have been taking heavy items up and down the stairs.

    What is the most expensive day to Move?

    Tuesday is the most expensive day to move house. If you're choosing your moving date primarily for financial reasons, then Sunday is the best day to move house for you. Book your removal company in advance and compare removal companies to ensure you're getting the best possible deal for your removal costs.