Moving into temporary accommodation

For the vast majority of house moves you exchange and complete on the same day, meaning that you can move directly from your old home to your new one on the same day. Sometimes, it’s not quite that straightforward, where you may have to move quickly for work, for repairs or renovation to your property, or there is a delay with your new property completing and you decide to proceed with your sale so as not to lose your buyer.

Moving house can be very stressful but if you have to move into temporary accommodation whether it’s for a couple of days, a few weeks or months it can seem even more stressful. But careful planning and a good removal company can really make things much easier.

Depending on your individual circumstances and what type of temporary accommodation you choose, you may have to consider what to do with all your possessions. If you are temporarily moving into a rented property you may be able to take your things with you. However, with some rented properties this is not possible, or you may be staying in a hotel, with family or friends and only have space for a small number of your things.

Where you can’t take your furniture and possessions with you, you will need to first carefully plan and pack what you do need to take with you. Then it’s the perfect time to de-clutter, getting rid of things you no longer use or want, before packing your other possessions and then arranging with your moving company for these to go into secure storage.

If you contract the same removals company to undertake the removal from your existing home, store and then deliver your items to your new home this will often work out cheaper (and be less stressful) than trying to arrange three different services. Most removal companies will also be flexible if you need to extend the storage term for a little longer than anticipated.

You should check that the storage is fully secure, has CCTV monitoring and ensure that everything is insured in the unlikely event of a problem.

If you find yourself in this situation and are looking for a removals and storage company to help you with your move, please give us a call on 0800 689 0412 to discuss your requirements., our expert team understands how difficult a time this is and will their best to help.