Moving can be one of the most stressful things a person goes through. You truly don’t realize how much stuff you own until you have to pack it all up in boxes. Here at Chapel Hill Self Storage in Akron, OH, we want to help make moving a little easier. If you are staying in the Akron area, then we have a few tips to save you money and stress during your move.

Hiring professional movers might be the easiest route to go, but it is also the most expensive. A moving crew can cost well over $1,000 to move a family out of a house. And moving by yourself can be nearly impossible when you are in a time crunch. How many times have you had to move an entire apartment on the last day of the lease into a new apartment that you just got access to that same afternoon?

Whether you are a student, a renter, or a homeowner, renting a storage unit for a month or so while getting settled in your new place can make the entire process easier. Keep reading to learn how!

Low-Stress Moving

When you rent a short-term self-storage unit, you can spend a couple weeks packing and making small trips to your storage unit. Slowly you will see your house become emptier and emptier, making it easier to see what else needs to be done. Otherwise, you’ll be surrounded by boxes while you pack! This makes it easier to empty and clean entire rooms without having to maneuver around what has been packed and what has not been. For example, you can empty your guest bathroom and bedroom completely weeks before you move, give them a thorough cleaning, and shut the door knowing that you’ve checked off all of the tasks for that room.

Then, when you are ready to move into your new place, you can start by just taking the most important boxes such as clothing and kitchen supplies. This will allow you to get settled before inundating your home with boxes. With our monthly rates, you can even extend your storage longer if you find that you need more time to move in. Or, heck, you might realize you didn’t need half of the stuff in your house anyways and use this as an opportunity to start a new chapter clutter-free. We can always hook you up with a smaller long-term storage unit if you decide to keep storing with Chapel Hill.

Save Some Money!

Here is the best part. The price of renting a storage unit for an entire month to help with moving is often about the same as renting a moving truck for a day and is certainly cheaper than hiring professional movers. A moving truck big enough to move a 3-4 bedroom house is usually about 70-90 bucks including insurance, plus an additional $0.75 or so for every mile you put on it. You can check out our pricing page to compare, but you’ll notice you can get a 10×20 storage unit for a month for about the same price.

This is a huge benefit when you’ve already probably incurred some extra expenses in the moving process such as down payments or security deposits.

Self-Storage Is Also Perfect For Short-Term Moves

Sometimes you find yourself only moving away for a short time. Whether you are a student at the University Of Akron and are going home for the summer or you are an adventurer going backpacking across Europe for a few months, sometimes you need to store your possessions for a couple months while you are out of town. A self-storage unit is a perfect way to do this. Rather than move all of your belongings back to your parents’ house or keep them in an uninhabited apartment for a couple months, just move them into storage for easy-access when you come back.

Choose Self-Storage Akron When You Move

We offer both long and short-term storage in Akron to meet whatever storage needs you have. Whether you need a small 5×5 storage unit to hold the contents of your dorm room or a large 10×30 storage unit, we’ve got you covered.

As a newer storage facility in Chapel Hill, we are well-known for our clean units and secure facilities. We are a gated storage facility with video monitoring and well-lit aisles so you feel comfortable even if you have to swing by after dark. Our on-site manager is available to assist you during regular business hours, and we are always just a phone call away if you have any questions or concerns.

We are conveniently located right across from Chapel Hill Mall and offer 24/7/365 access to your self-storage units. Check out our affordable storage unit pricing and be sure to get in touch with us to start storing your belongings in a secure and clean facility!