How to Take Advantage of Temporary Storage While Moving House

Whilst planning an interstate or local move, you might come across some scheduling complications. If you need to vacate your current residence before you’re able to bring your belongings into your new home, consider taking advantage of temporary storage while moving.

Placing your items in temporary storage is a convenient and cost-effective way to ensure that your furniture and other possessions are kept safe and secure. With Allied Pickfords, it’s easy to utilise this type of service for your upcoming move anywhere across Australia.

When temporary storage makes sense for your move

No two moves are the same, so there are plenty of reasons to use temporary storage while moving house. If your move-out and move-in days overlap and your new home is in turnkey condition, you may not need to use storage at all. However, things don’t always work out so smoothly. When there’s a gap between those two important days, or you need some extra time for deep cleaning or renovations, storage becomes a necessity.

For instance, your rental lease might expire on the 31st but you won’t get the keys to your newly purchased house until the 5th. If you’re staying in a hotel or with family, you can bring a few suitcases but will need a place to store your remaining household items.

Or, your new home might be undergoing some maintenance work that means it’s not ready to accommodate all of your furniture and other belongings. If you’re getting new carpeting and having the timber flooring refinished, you might prefer to keep your things out of the way.

If you’re downsizing, you may also be able to reap the benefits of temporary storage. By placing larger furniture pieces in storage, you’ll have plenty of space to settle in without having to toss anything prematurely. Any pieces that don’t make the final cut can be passed on to an acquaintance or sold to help cover the costs of your move.

Benefits of placing items in storage

Whatever the reason, temporary storage gives you the flexibility and peace of mind you need from planning to move-in day. A trusted storage partner like Allied Pickfords understands that your schedule may change and won’t hold you to a rigid contract timeline.

Unlike with some labour-intensive DIY storage options (such as a relative’s basement or a portable storage container dumped on your driveway), our professional removalists can take care of the heavy lifting. They’ll pack and prepare your belongings for storage and also carry them in and out as needed.

Additionally, our purpose-built temporary storage facility seals your possessions from the elements so you don’t have to worry about moisture, dirt or curious critters. Thanks to secure, private storage, you’ll be the only one with access to your belongings. You can rest assured that your furniture and other items will be safe, from the time they leave your old home to the moment they arrive at your new address.

Timing considerations for temporary storage while moving

Before booking temporary storage, it’s important to get these logistical considerations worked out:

  • What date you’ll be vacating your current home and removing your belongings
  • What date you can move all of your belongings into your new home
  • Where you’ll be staying in the interim
  • What items you’ll be keeping with you vs. placing in storage

With these details mostly ironed out, you can confidently identify your storage needs, start requesting quotes and schedule your storage.

Booking temporary storage services

When looking for temporary storage while moving, your best approach is to find a company that offers home removals services as well as temporary storage. With an all-in-one provider, you can minimise the likelihood of scheduling mishaps and other moving day stress factors.

Placing your items in storage

Once you’ve scheduled your temporary storage and made it to the big day, you’ll have very little to worry about. Your belongings can be professionally packed by one of our trained removal teams if needed. Or you can do the packing and furniture wrapping yourself.

From there, everything will be safely transported and stored. We monitor our facilities under video surveillance and restrict public access, so you’ll have no reason to worry about theft or vandalism. We also offer transport and storage insurance for additional protection.

Having your belongings delivered to your new home

When your new home is ready for your possessions, we’ll help you move your things back home right away. Thanks to Allied Pickfords’ no lock-in contracts, you can make a quick phone call and our team will arrange to have your belongings back to you in no time.

You can even request our valet unpacking service to give yourself a much-needed rest after your local or interstate move. With everything in its rightful place, you can finally start settling in and enjoying life in your new home.


Will you require temporary storage while moving? At Allied Pickfords, we take care to understand the full scope of your moving and storage needs, this helps us provide you with the most comprehensive solution possible. We offer short- and long-term storage in Sydney, Hobart, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. Wherever your move takes you, we’ll be there with all the space and support you need. To book our temporary storage services, simply reach out and one of our team members will walk you through the process. You can contact Allied Pickfords by phone on or by submitting a free online quote request.