As one of the most frustrating events for anyone, moving house is never an easy task, but self-storage is here to save the day. A storage unit is more than an empty space; it’s an opportunity for you to organise your belongings and ensure a smooth transition into your brand new house.

This article will go into detail about the three critical tips for self-storage when moving house. Following these golden rules will help you take the next step of your life with as little stress as possible.

Organise All Items – Keep, Sell or Throw Away

Make the first steps exponentially easier by organising everything you own. Whether it be clothes, tools, cutlery, dinnerware, appliances or furniture, there are three crucial categories you’re going to want to assign to every item in the house.


This category will include most of your items and will, of course, need to be included in the move. The items you agree on here will eventually be moved to a self-storage unit while you clean your old house before leaving it.

Additionally, having your items moved into storage will mean that when the big move does happen, you can be more strategic with the things you bring in. You won’t need to worry about dumping everything in your new home in one truck on a moving day – you can have a less stressful move when there’s no rush of bringing every single thing inside.


There may be some things in your home that don’t fit the new decor, lifestyle or fashion of your new life at your new residence. This is totally normal, but these items might still be of use to someone. Take advantage of this moment by selling these items on an online marketplace or even donating them to charity.

Throw Away

As you clear out the old home, you may encounter some of your belongings that are old and even broken. This is your perfect opportunity to throw away and dispose of any unnecessary weight during your move.

Find A Self-Storage Unit That Offers Everything You Need

Once you have a plan set for how you want to move into your new home, it’s best to enquire about reputable self-storage units in New Zealand. You will want to ensure a few features within these facilities are present.

Firstly, a self-storage facility that offers 24/7 CCTV within a gated and alarmed site will give you peace of mind knowing that your items are always safe. Secondly, your life will be breezy with a highly knowledgeable team. A friendly group of professionals will be your best bet on ensuring you select the best storage unit for your situation.

Lastly, you’ll find your experience far easier if you find a site that doesn’t lock you into long-term contracts. SafeGuard Storage prides itself on delivering affordable storage options without the stress of needing to be stuck in an unnecessarily long agreement.

Store Your Items Efficiently

Here we are; you have your storage unit and a boat load of items you need to store. Make sure that accessibility is your number one priority when placing your items inside. The ideal layout will be that you can access any item at any time.

Nevertheless, if you do need to stack boxes, place the heavy objects at the bottom to avoid straining yourself with unloading piles of dense items. A map is also an extremely useful method of knowing exactly where your items are so you can spend as little time at your storage unit as possible.

SafeGuard Storage Can Make Your Life Stress-Free and Secure

SafeGuard Storage offers a range of storage solutions for personal belongings and businesses. You’ll be in the best hands with our on-site managers and their highly-experienced team of advisors. We offer a wide range of storage options throughout New Zealand, including small, medium and large self-storage units in ChristchurchAucklandRotoruaHamiltonWellingtonPalmerston NorthGisborneLevinNelsonWaihiWhakatane, and New Plymouth.

Our self-storage units are the perfect solution for those moving house, renovation, household clutter, confidential documents, excess business stock or anyone looking for temporary or permanent storage. We pride ourselves on offering a securely gated location with 24/7 CCTV surveillance. We also feature convenient access hours that are sure to please all. Rent confidently at SafeGuard Storage, knowing your business’ products/documents or your precious personal belongings will be safe.

Whether you’re after business storagevehicle storage or personal storage, our easily accessible units are available for short-term or long-term storage. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable team is always keen to have a chat and go through your current storage situation and find the correct unit size.