In these busy times, many people find themselves struggling to fit a stressful, complicated move into their busy lives, all while juggling work and family obligations that never seem to abate. Day-to-day survival is demanding enough; throw in the weeks-long process of uprooting your entire life and you’ve upped the stress factor considerably.

Thankfully, there are a host of options if you’re looking to lighten your load while you endure this challenging transition. Most moving and storage companies now offer convenient, full-service options for home and apartment dwellers who find moving-related tasks a bit too overwhelming to handle on their own. Even hassle-free storage for a short amount of time can provide significant relief.

Why Are Storage Options So Popular?

They Help You Keep Your Living Space Tidy

There are a host of benefits to enlisting the help of a storage company while you transition to a new home. Chief among them is that they allow you to keep your space neat and free of clutter.

As anyone who has ever packed up an entire house knows, once your living space is overloaded with boxes, you feel cramped and claustrophobic. Piles of packed-up stuff—no matter how well arranged—are an eyesore, too, adding strain you certainly don’t need. When so much feels like it’s up in the air, a disorganized, restricted space can make daily living inconvenient and frustrating.

They Give Your Belongings a Home When You’re Between Homes

Just because your belongings are packed up and ready to go doesn’t mean you are. Maybe you just sold your house but are in the drawn-out process of finding a new home base. Maybe you’re planning to get a job in a different city, but are waiting on an offer before you sign a new lease. No matter the situation, storage gives you peace of mind while you work out the details of putting down roots in a new place.

They Make It Easy to Access the Things You Need

Even those who go the storage route find that they occasionally need to access some of their household items. No problem—storage companies these days typically provide an easy way to access your belongings if you find there’s something you need to locate ASAP.

Storage Options: From Stress-Free to DIY

So which storage option is right for you? That depends on a few factors: your budget, your preferred level of involvement, and the length of time you’ll need storage. Below, we outline a few popular options.

Short-Term and Long-Term Household Storage

By far the most convenient and hassle-free of the storage options out there, short-term and long-term household storage is as simple as packing up your things and calling the company to come pick them up. That’s it—no renting a truck, no moving of heavy boxes, no waiting in line forever at the local self-storage facility.

With this option, you only need to worry about gathering your belongings and having them ready for the moving and storage company. Store them for as long as you need to! When moving day comes, the company will deliver your items to your new home.

Moving Containers

Moving containers continue to increase in popularity, as they allow homeowners and renters to perform some of the moving tasks themselves while enlisting the help of a container company to move the unit when it’s ready. Essentially, the weatherproof, steel-constructed unit sits in your driveway or in a space near your home. Fill it up at your convenience and simply arrange to have the unit moved to your new spot when the time comes.

Self-Storage Units

We’ve all seen ads for self-storage units lining the highways, and the moving trucks they rent are ubiquitous around the end of the month, when people vacate their premises and start new leases elsewhere. These budget-friendly storage units, which come in a variety of sizes, are ideal if you don’t have a lot of belongings, or simply don’t mind that you’ll have to do most of the work yourself (packing, renting a truck, filling the truck with boxes, driving to the new locale, etc.) You can find some cheap options that are rather bare bones, and others in climate-controlled facilities with round-the-clock access.

Ready to Explore Storage Options for Yourself?

When you’re ready to take one more aspect of moving off of your plate, contact Coleman Hawaii Movers, a full-service moving company that offers local and long-distance relocations, plus options for short- and long-term storage. Our team of experienced, professional movers are focused on moving you as quickly and efficiently as possible. Fill our simple form to request a free storage or moving estimate!