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Over the course of your move, a number of situations may arise that require you to avail of one of the storage options offered by New Jersey moving / storage companies or self-storage facilities. But whatever that situation may be, and regardless of your storage requirements, Moving Company New Jersey will strive to provide you with the moving and storage services that suit your specific needs.
Your Mover's Storage Option
The storage options provided by New Jersey movers and self-storage facilities can both be practical (depending on your situation), but they are also markedly different.
Availing of the storage options presented by moving companies means having them handle all your storage arrangements as part of their moving services. Upon packing and loading your goods, the mover you hire will deliver them to the local storage facility specified in your contract. Then, on a date that you set in advance, your mover will pick up your belongings from the storage facility and bring them to your new place.
To better understand this process, you should know that while many New Jersey storage facilities are owned and operated by local warehouse owners, quite a few are actually run by local moving companies.
If you're moving from New Jersey to Las Vegas and need a place to store your goods, you can arrange to have them placed in one of the storage facilities of our affiliate, Mover Las Vegas. Our colleague's modern facilities are safe, secure, and fully equipped for personal storage and commercial storage.
Self-Storage and Its Considerations
Self-storage is an option made available by storage facilities that aren't affiliated with your local movers. By opting for self-storage, you're accepting the responsibility of placing your goods in storage and taking them out.
While your mover won't be connected with the self-storage facility you choose, you can arrange for them to help you unload your belongings there to make it easier for you. This is a moving service New Jersey movers like us will be glad to provide you.
The self-storage option allows you to access your property at any given time, much unlike the storage option offered by your mover, which doesn't make your belongings as readily available. The latter option requires you to make an appointment with your mover or the warehouse operator to check on your goods, and this access to your storage unit often comes with an additional fee.
While this proves that there are benefits to self-storage, there are a few things you have to consider before you commit to a self-storage facility, the first and foremost of which is the facility's security. Don't bother with self-storage if, upon inspection of the site, you decide that it's security measures do not meet your standards. Only agree to self-storage if the security solutions the facility offers match your needs and budget.
Other considerations include the facility's sanitation and general condition. The maintenance of the site could be an indication of how well the facility's personnel will care for your goods.
A consideration that applies to storage options provided by both moving companies and self-storage facilities is the amount of insurance you can get for your property. Most movers and self-storage facilities can only provide limited liability and insurance coverage. Your homeowner's insurance may cover your goods while they are in storage, but if not, it's always best to get some additional insurance.
It's likewise best to determine if your policy protects your goods while in transit, and if it covers the items you place into or take away from storage. If you're not completely secure with your current policy, purchase one that will set your mind at ease.
Questions or comments on storage or self-storage? Moving Company New Jersey welcomes both. Call us and we will assist you in any way we can.