Moving can definitely be a stressful time. There are a lot of details to coordinate and a lot of items to deal with. In order to get through a move with the least amount of chaos, it’s helpful to streamline the process where you can. One way to do this is to select some items to go into storage during your move. It’s estimated that 10% of households in the U.S. currently rent a self-storage unit, according to the Garnaco Group. Let’s look at some items you might want to consider putting in storage during your move.


It can be hard to determine what to do with furniture while you’re also dealing with many other items at the same time. Furniture is bulky and often needs to be disassembled and then reassembled. In some cases, certain pieces of furniture aren’t necessary for basic day-to-day survival, so you could consider putting items in storage until you’re relocated and ready to set up your new space. There might also be furniture items that you simply don’t know what to do with anymore. Perhaps these items won’t fit in your new place, or you don’t really know where to put them. Storing these items temporarily allows you time to make these decisions later when you’re not in the chaos of moving.


Similar to furniture, appliances are also big, bulky, and maybe not necessary currently. Many people find that their new place will have appliances, and they may not need their old stuff. But if you don’t know what to do with your old appliances just yet, you can place them in storage until you figure it out.

Documents and Valuables

Self-storage can be a smart idea to help protect sensitive documents and valuables. You can opt to pack up these items first and place them in storage. This way, you ensure that multiple people won’t be handling these items and they will be well protected. It’s not unusual for things to get lost, damaged, or even stolen during a move. If you have items that need an extra layer of protection, consider putting them into storage before the official move begins.

These are just a few ideas of what to put in storage before your move. If you’re looking for storage solutions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Bisson Moving & Storage today. We look forward to assisting you!