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    • dunroving
    • By dunroving 14th Jun 17, 11:47 AM
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    Storing house contents between moves?
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    • 14th Jun 17, 11:47 AM
    Storing house contents between moves? 14th Jun 17 at 11:47 AM
    I am thinking about selling my house before I buy my next (and hopefully final) house and would like to keep my house contents in storage, possibly for several weeks or months in between. I know some people who did something similar, but the removal company took everything out of the removal van, put it into storage and then put it all back into the removal van when they moved to their next house. The unpacking and packing from/to the van/storage was quite expensive.
    When I moved internationally, all my stuff was put in a shipping container and was subsequently stored in the shipping container until I was ready to move into my new house. This therefore did not require unpacking/repacking of a van, because the shipping container was simply unloaded and loaded onto/off a shipping truck. Is it possible to do something like this within the UK?
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    • martindow
    • By martindow 15th Jun 17, 10:10 AM
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    Yes some removal companies have the same system of loading your things into containers and storing them. Pickfords for instance

    You need to be sure you stop them packing things you will need as it is not possible to access the containers until they are delivered to your new house. I imagine you are well aware of that from your previous move!

    You will also need to check the insurance arrangements.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 15th Jun 17, 10:31 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 10:31 AM
    I moved within the UK some years ago and all my stuff went into storage for about three months in containers. It worked well. I used GB Liners for my move and found them to be very helpful.
    Last edited by LandyAndy; 15-06-2017 at 10:34 AM.
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