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Between Homes? MI-BOX® Kelowna Storage Containers Can Help

Posted on May 06, 2016

Last-minute moving storage container

Kelowna storage containers can be a big help for people who will be temporarily unsettled when their property sells.

Moving into a new home requires great timing and a little luck. Not only do you have to close out the deal on your existing home, you also have to line up where you’ll live next. For those times when you’re temporarily unsettled, Kelowna storage containers can be a huge help.

You’ve probably heard of real estate deals where the homebuyer wants to move in as soon as possible. Either the offer they made was too good to pass up, our perhaps it’s the first legitimate offer you’ve received in months. Either way, those quick possession dates can leave people scrambling to not only find a new place to live, but to also find storage options while you search for your next home.

MI-BOX® mobile storage units are extremely useful in these situations because:

  • They can be delivered right to your doorstep
  • You can pack them yourself or hire professionals to do it
  • Once full, these storage containers can be dropped off at your new location
  • They can be stored in a climate-controlled facility for longer periods

 

Closing on a New Home

Depending on Kelowna real estate conditions, it can be challenging to find the ideal home for your needs. Availability can be affected by:

  • Time of year
  • Housing inventory
  • Competition among buyers

If you already have an accepted offer on your current home, but have yet to close a deal on your next one, it might be prudent to start loading Kelowna storage containers to prepare for your exodus.

 

Waiting for Your New Home To Be Built

It’s not uncommon for home construction projects to become delayed. If you already have an established move-out date, but the builder is behind schedule on your new dream home, you might be forced to move into a temporary home while you wait for it to be completed.

If you’re moving into a fully furnished rental unit, you could probably forward your portable storage unit to a secure facility. That way, it’s:

  • Out of the way
  • Easy to access
  • Offers great protection for your possessions

On the other hand, if you’re moving into an unfurnished home, it might be better to have the container dropped at your doorstep so you can unload what you need.

Hint: By packing the items you intend to use last, you won’t have to go digging through the container to find them.

 

Playing the Field

Not everyone who sells a house will immediately want to jump back into owning real estate. For example, let’s say you sold your home for a tidy profit and you want to use some of that windfall to go and explore the world… for several months.

If that’s the case, you’re definitely going to need somewhere to store your possessions and Kelowna storage containers are a solid option.

For other storage tips for travellers, check out our post: Storage Containers and Other Options for Long-term Travellers.

 

If you’re going to be between homes when your property sells, call Space Centre Storage to learn about our Kelowna storage containers and other storage options.

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