You may be thinking about taking the first step onto the property ladder and buying your first home. There’s a lot you will have to plan and prepare in advance of your move, like saving up the deposit and getting new furniture. With everything else to plan, it might be tempting to wait until you’ve moved in to your new home to start buying furniture – but kitting out a new place can be expensive and time-consuming.
You’ll want to be able to enjoy your new home as soon as you move in, without having to sit on the floor to eat your dinner whilst you find a new dining table, or not having anywhere for guests to sit when they visit. That’s where self-storage comes in.
When To Buy Furniture for Your New Home
A great way to make sure you’re fully prepared to move in is to start collecting pieces of furniture whilst you’re house-hunting or even saving for the deposit. This means you can spread the cost of buying furniture over a longer period of time and also means you can start making your new house a home straight away on moving day.
There will be certain pieces of furniture that it may be beneficial to wait until you have at least chosen your new home to buy. For example, it might be best to know the dimensions of your room before you buy big items, like a sofa, so you can ensure that it will fit. However, sometimes it can take a few weeks between having your offer accepted on a house and moving in, so you could still have plenty of time to pre-buy your larger items of furniture before moving day. For other pieces of furniture, like smaller items that you know will fit in any room, or staple items like a bed, you can start collecting whenever suits you.
Self-Storage Solutions for Your New Home
If you start buying furniture before you move into your new home, the question then is – what do you do with it? If you’re renting or living at home with family, you may not have the room to store lots of pieces of furniture. The solution is self-storage.
With self-storage, you can access your items whenever you need them, and also deposit items into the unit as and when you find them. This means that you’ll never have to pass up on a good deal or say no when a family member offers a piece of furniture that you’ve been coveting for a while. You’ll have complete freedom to start buying furniture for your dream home whenever you see something that you like, and put it away in your storage unit until you move in.
What Size Self-Storage Unit Will I Need?
Most self-storage units will vary in size, so you can find exactly the right one for your needs. If you know you’ll be buying larger pieces of furniture, you might want to start with a bigger unit, so you know you’ll have space for everything you need. Or you can start small and then transfer to a larger unit when you fill up your original one.
At Britannia, our self-storage units range from 10 sq ft to 500 sq ft. 10sq ft is about the size of a large cupboard, so will be perfect if you’re only collecting small pieces of furniture, or items like cutlery, kitchenware, and other household items that you won’t need until you move. Our 50 sq ft units can store the contents of a double garage, so will be more suitable if you’re planning on storing larger pieces of furniture, like a bed, desk, or dining table. Our 100 sq ft units can hold the contents of a small house, so may be ideal if you’re starting from scratch with your furniture and want to make sure you’re fully prepared before the move. Our largest units are 500 sq ft so will suit almost all requirements for storage.
When Can I Access My Self-Storage Unit?
At Britannia, we have various storage facilities across the country, and the access hours will differ between each one. However, most will always be accessible during the day between Monday to Saturday. There are some that have 24-hour access, so you can always access your storage unit.
Self-Storage Near Me
If you’re planning to buy your first home, self-storage can be a fantastic solution to helping you prepare your furniture before the big move. Britannia’s storage facilities offer convenience and peace of mind, with state-of-the-art security and safety precautions to keep your items safe whilst they’re being stored.
We have a number of storage facilities across the country, so you can find a self-storage unit near you. Find your local branch and start the journey to your dream home with self-storage for your furniture.