Using Storage While You prepare for a National or Overseas Relocation

If you’re getting ready to relocate this year, it’s vital that you start preparing early to ensure you get everything done on time. The planning part of the move is where most people fall short because they leave too many things until the last minute. Rather than take the initiative straight away, they wait until it’s too close to the moving day to correct any issues.

And if you think removals in London takes organising, just try relocating to a different part of the UK or overseas. Things become even more difficult if you book with a removals company without dependable national and international connections. At Fort Box, we always advise people to create a thorough plan for their relocation, and to prepare for all eventualities by renting a self storage unit now.

Using Self Storage Before a Relocation in London –

No relocation is issue-free, but you’ll avoid unnecessary stress by doing one thing – start planning your move today. One of the recurring things we hear about is people unable to sort out problems due to poor organisation. That’s why it’s an excellent idea to make a moving checklist and rent a self storage unit.

The moving checklist you’ll put together can act as your overall guide for your relocation. It will help you plan each task you need to undertake and work out when they need to be completed. Having a storage unit to move some of your belongings into will free up space at home. It’s also worth noting that storage provides the highest form of security for your possessions.

Additionally, if you live within three miles of our Chelsea or St. John’s Woods branches, we offer a free collection service. We’ll also help you put together an inventory of your possessions, which is something your removals company will insist you prepare. Furthermore, we have removals partners and can book and help you plan your relocation.

Tips for National or Overseas Removals –

Moving home in London or to another part of the UK is something that requires a lot of hard work to pull off successfully. Add the distance of a different country into the situation and things will inevitably be more stressful. There are ways to lessen the blow of organising an overseas relocation; the main one is to start planning straight away.

You should visit your new town or city at least once, two times or more would be ideal. It wouldn’t make sense to purchase a property somewhere you’re unfamiliar with. However, if you have a few places on your list, make sure you have time to visit each one for at least a few days each. This is a big decision, and you need to make sure you’re buying the right house or apartment for you.

You also need to understand the rules and regulations of purchasing a property in your chosen country. Some will have restrictions on foreign property ownership, lots of red tape, and costly fees. And some countries are known for allowing long, drawn-out waiting periods to get approval. Make sure you don’t find yourself in a property limbo that may lead to outlaying a lot of money on rent.

Make sure you check the visa requirements in advance of your departure. You don’t want to find yourself in an interview room for hours on end at that country’s customs office. While some countries are laxer with regards to visitation periods, others are stringent and difficult to extend. If you’re unsure about visa requirements, contact the UK embassy in the city you’re considering moving to for recent information.

Fort Box – London’s Favourite Self Storage Company –

Fort Box has been working with Londoners for many years now, providing the best storage in the capital. Removals and storage form an inter-connecting process in a lot of circumstances, one often proceeding the other. Essentially, storage is the best way to safeguard your possessions. And during your relocation, there is no better way to secure your belongings before you set off on your new adventure.

You can access your Fort Box storage room whenever you need to during business hours, and your possessions are safe. Security is something we take seriously; when you store your belongings with Fort Box, you’ll benefit from 24-hour digital CCTV monitoring throughout the facility, as well as fire and smoke alarms. In addition, we have vehicle recognition technology, and each self storage unit comes with its own PIN access code.

Fort Box has two branches in St. John’s Wood and Chelsea, which are ideal locations for people and businesses in London. You won’t be able to find this level of customer service at these prices anywhere else. There are other vital onsite provisions, like internal parking, loading bays, free use of trolleys to move your belongings, as well as state-of-the-art security measures.

The Fort Box team works hard to create and deliver the best storage options in London. For us, being able to offer a range of storage packages makes it possible for everyone to find value in using storage. And we are unwavering in our statement that storage can benefit us all. This is especially true during busy times like organising an international relocation.

The Fort Box team understands that, when you put the customer first, everything else works.

If you’re interested in renting a storage unit from us and you’d like to know more information, give us a call at our St. John’s Wood or Chelsea branch.

*Contact your closest branch for terms and conditions and storage unit specifications.