South Africa’s population is bigger than ever, and continuously expanding. In the region of 54 million people, as of 2014. Together with a growing middle class from this existing and new base, more people are moving and relocating to new homes, than ever before. Usually, the reason is a change in jobs. Although this should be an exciting time, it can become somewhat of a drag. Finding movers and storage, and the move itself, can bring a whole lot of stress into your life. Here are a few tips to help you get through that period.

The movers and storage homework

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Movers and Storage: Job Relocation

Whether moving into a newly built home, or relocating to new bigger offices. Good movers and storage businesses can help reduce the burden of packing up, and moving out. The problem is finding the right ones. It can be a timely and frustrating process.

There are so many aspects to consider. The most obvious of which, is price and service quality. When it comes to self storage facilities, location is particularly important. Storage Panda recommends finding a storage facility near to where your new home will be. Apart from the advantage of convenience, It often results in a cheaper solution.

You can use the Storage Panda search engine to find your closest facility. Simply type the address, suburb or city of your new home into the search bar. You then select the correct option, and we do the rest. You can also compare your results by storage unit price, storage unit size, and facility amenities.

Lastly, when your moving research begins, it often is a good idea to start out by finding a great self-storage facility. The reason? Most storage companies use tried and vetted movers, or supply the service themselves. Often at a fraction of the normal price.

Get organized

Get rid of anything you don’t really need. Try not to be that stereotypical hoarder. Remember, the more things you have, the larger the move expense. It also means that you may land up having to rent a larger storage space.

Pack and put like things together, and not necessarily based on the room they were located in originally. Putting like things together, makes unpacking and redistributing, much easier.

Keep in mind where those smaller boxes are, and label them accordingly. Now, when you unpack, you’ll know what your boxes contain, and where to find them.

Be realistic and calm

On the day of the big move, remember to take a deep breath and to realize that things may not go as planned. You have to stay positive, hustle, and roll with it. Keep an eye on your things, and how the movers are packing. They are your belongings, and you need to speak up if you think they are being mishandled.

The Panda hopes that this has helped. If you would like to learn more about relocation, movers and storage, or any other helpful storage tips. Be sure to check out Self Storage Johannesburg, Self Storage Cape Town, Storage Cape TownSelf Storage DurbanSelf Storage Pretoria and Storage Pretoria.

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