The Top 3 Storage Options for Edmonton Moves
Lining up move-in and move-out dates is always a challenge. When there’s a gap between possession dates on two homes, it often leaves people without a place to keep their belongings for a few days, weeks, or even months.
If that happens to you, there are a few options. You can store your belongings and stay with friends or family, or in a hotel or temporary housing. In these cases, it pays to work with an Edmonton moving company that offers multiple options for storage.
Five Considerations for Deciding Where to Store Items During a Move
Here are the five main considerations that can help you decide how and where to store your belongings during a move:
- Cost of storage
- What you’re storing
- How long your items will be stored
Options for Moving Storage in Edmonton
There are three main options when it comes to storing your belongings. Deciding which method you’d like to choose will depend on how long you need to store your items, whether you’ll need to access them during that time, and what type of items you’re storing. Here are the storage options we offer in Edmonton:
- Our secure and heated indoor storage facility in south Edmonton
- A rented self-storage unit
- A shipping container or large cubicle unit
Eager Beaver is happy to offer our clients an in-house storage option that is fully handled by our professional movers, but our focus is on finding a storage method that works best for you. If you’re unsure about travelling to our south Edmonton location, we’ll gladly provide recommendations and compare your options so you can decide what will be the most convenient and affordable storage solution during your move.
Our Heated Storage Facility
Eager Beaver has a 10,000 square foot indoor storage facility in south Edmonton that helps us store clients’ belongings during an extended move. In many cases, this is an easy and affordable option for homeowners or renters who have a few weeks between their move-out and move-in dates.
One of the main benefits to storing items in our warehouse is professional care from the time you bring your possessions in until you get to take them out and move into your new home. We’ll leave all your furniture and items fully wrapped and protected, and indoor heated storage means nothing will be damaged by extreme temperatures.
If you need access to your belongings before your possession date, you may want to rent a self-storage unit in Edmonton. Our movers are happy to work with your chosen space, and we can recommend several partners where you’ll find dependable storage during a move. Your items will still be professionally cared for, and you won’t have to worry about packing everything into your unit. Plus, most self-storage facilities offer 24/7 access to heated and non-heated units.
Portable Storage Container or Cubicle
When you have a big move or you’re worried about cost-savings, you may want to look into having a portable storage cubicle dropped off at your home. Eager Beaver is happy to help you with this option, taking the same care to pack your container.
The benefit of this type of storage is that it lowers the moving costs because we only have to pack and unpack a container once. However, this is usually not a heated storage option, so you’ll have to consider what you’re packing into your unit and how long it will stay there.
Get a Free Quote for Moving Storage
If you still aren’t sure what type of storage you need, or you’d like recommendations on professional storage companies we’ve worked with in the past, please reach out to the Eager Beaver team. Our professional movers have completed thousands of moves in Edmonton (including long-distance moves). We can help you find the best options for your specific moving needs.