Going on Exchange: Short Period International Moves
Moving abroad doesn’t have to be permanent. There are many people who have to move to another country for work or who have to go back to their country of origin for a short period of time to take care of a family member.
You might be excited about the move – it’s a new opportunity to meet different people and experience another culture. However, the question arises: what do you do with your things in the meantime? Read on to learn about storage options for people who aren’t staying abroad permanently.
What Can You Do with Your Stuff While You’re Abroad?
You have a few choices of what to do with your things while you’re living abroad temporarily.
For a start, you could sell all of your things. That would raise some much needed cash, although you’d just need to buy more furniture or whatever else you sold when you come back home.
A second option is to store your things with family or friends. This is the cheapest option, but what happens if that person needs to move or his or her home is flooded, robbed, or damaged by fire? Your belongings wouldn’t be insured, so you would still need to buy new things.
The third option is to put your belongings in storage with your moving company. For many people moving abroad for a short period of time, this is the best place to store their things. We’ll explain why in the next paragraph.
Why Choose Your Moving Company’s Storage?
There are a few reasons as to why your moving company’s storage facilities are the best choice for you if you’re not moving abroad permanently.
First, these storage facilities are insured. That’s not the situation at your average self-storage facility. In the highly unlikely event something happens to your things, you’re not facing a major financial loss.
Moreover, they’re fireproof, clean, and are secured by state-of-the-art technology. These features give you peace of mind that your belongings are completely safe.
In addition, if and when you want to ship your belongings to your new home, the moving company can quickly prepare them and ship them at the earliest possible opportunity. That’s not something the moving company can do if you were storing your belongings in a self-storage unit because of insurance issues.
And even if you’re not entirely sure how temporary the move is going to be, you can still use your moving company’s storage facilities until you have a clearer idea of what’s going on.
Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd.: Offering High Quality Storage Facilities
If you’re moving abroad for a short period of time, store your belongings at Orbit’s storage facility. We offer state-of-the-art security that protects a clean, fireproof, temperature-controlled warehouse. You have peace of mind knowing your belongings are insured. And if you need to access your belongings, you can drop by during regular business hours. To learn more, call us today at 416-661-4228.
By Adi Shaked