In an ideal world, the date that you close on the sale of your old house and the date that you close on your new house would be no more than a week or two apart. That way, when it is time to pack up and move out of your old house and into your new place, there would be a smooth transition.
When the dates do not line up perfectly and you have to move out of your old house and wait a month or two to move into your new home, you will need to put your furniture and other possessions into temporary storage. Moving and storage companies have the facilities to safely store your household items in a climate controlled space.
You can make arrangements with the moving company to load all of your things into the moving van a few days before closing on the sale of your old home. They can help you pack up all of your things or you can do it yourself. Once everything is loaded onto the truck, your household goods will be delivered to the company’s storage facilities which are located near your new home.
There are usually two options for storing your property until it can be delivered to your new home. Everything inside of the back of the truck can be unloaded and put into a secured storage area inside of a big warehouse facility. A more convenient way to store your things and also save some money is to have all of your items first packed into a pod or removable container.
Instead of having to unload the entire truck by hand and then load it back up when it needs to be moved to its permanent location, the entire metal container can be lifted off the back of the truck and neatly stored in the storage facility.
Everything is kept intact inside of the container so there is less risk of something breaking or getting lost. There is no additional labor required to unload the container like you would have to do with a regular moving van. You will save money in the long run by limiting the extra amount of handling.
When it comes time to retrieve your furniture, dishes and other property, the moving company hooks the container back up to the truck and delivers it to your house. In a few hours, you will have all of your furniture in place and can settle in and enjoy your new home.