Utilising Storage Spaces When You Move Into a Granny Flat


A storage space is an incredibly beneficial thing to have at your disposal when you move into a granny flat. Granny flats are a fantastic way for people to downsize and remain close to family and friends, and storage provides a means to make the move without having to get rid of treasures and valuables.

So, with help from Kent Storage, let’s take a look at how you can utilise a storage space when you move into a granny flat.

Finding the Right Space

You need to find a space that will provide your treasures with the ultimate in protection. Containerised storage provides the best protection. Firstly, containerised storage completely eliminates double-handling, which reduces breakages. Secondly, the containers are stored in climate-controlled, fire-controlled, dust-proof warehouses that add another layer of protection for your treasures.

Packing Your Treasures

Every one of your treasures will have different needs when it comes to preparing them for storage. Your whitegoods will need to be drained, thoroughly cleaned and dried before they are placed on storage. You also need to leave the door and lids propped open to protect the seals and prevent smells from building up. Your leather and wooden furniture will need to be treated and double-wrapped, and any machinery will need to be completely drained of all fuel and oil.

Packing the Space

Everybody loves value for money, and if you want value for money, you need to make the most out of your space. To do this, you need to pack efficiently. Firstly, you need to pack all the way to the roof by using plywood sheets to create layers in between boxes. Secondly, you need to stack long items against the walls. You can also use tables, chairs and other sturdy items to protect delicate items and add even more storage space to your unit.

Finding the Right Services

Packing and transporting your treasures to a storage space can be difficult, and packing the unit itself is another challenge. If you feel as though the task may be beyond you, you need to find a service provider that offers a pack and transport service. It’s also handy to have a storage provider on hand that provides a redelivery service, you never know when you’re going to need an item from your space, and it makes the world of difference if all you have to do is call and have it delivered right to your door.

If you follow this advice, you’ll be able to enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that all of the treasures that you can’t store in your granny flat are safe and sound. That means you can enjoy your new home, without living amongst clutter and ferry items to and from your space whenever you feel like it, and that’s the freedom you need in this next phase of your life.