Using Self-Storage if Your Move Goes Wrong

Moving home can be exciting, but stressful too. Normally things go without a hitch and you soon find yourself spending your first night in your new home.
However, sometimes things do go wrong. If you’re prepared, it can be a problem you can deal with rather than a major disaster.  Read our tips to for using self-storage if your move goes wrong.

What Happens

A common problem is that something happens which prevents you from taking possession of your new home on the day of the move. This can be caused by a problem with transferring funds to the buyers, or your buyers having problems with the home they are purchasing.

This can mean that you have a removal lorry packed full of your home contents.  You may have already made the exchange on your own home, essentially leaving you homeless.

What can you do?

If you have used a removal company then they might have their own storage facilities which you can use. If you’ve got a hire van or you’re using a man and a van service you’re going to have to arrange things yourself.

Firstly, take a deep breathe and don’t get in a panic. Then give Store-Safe a ring.


Store-safe have self- storage units which are open 7 days a week from early morning until early evening, which gives you plenty of time to make the necessary arrangements.

You can then book a storage unit over the telephone or online.

The minimum period you’ll need to pay is one month. This means you won’t have to stress about getting the matter sorted the same day. It also means that when you do the keys you don’t have to move all your furniture in at the same time. You can use the opportunity to clean and decorate without any furniture in the way.


Once your home contents are in storage you can then book yourself into a B&B or hotel or stay with friends and family. You can relax knowing your home contents are safe and secure in self-storage until you need them.
If you would like to know more about our self-storage service please get in touch with us on 01782 785 370 or fill in the contact form on our website.