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Moving Storage Units Across Country with TSI

Whether you’re between leases and staying in temporary housing, you’re downsizing and need help transporting your furniture and household goods into storage, or you are responsible for settling an estate and need a place to store items during the distribution process, TSI’s expert storage unit movers make moving a storage unit across the country easy and affordable. 

With our nationwide network of professional storage unit movers, TSI’s expert problem solvers specialize in creating customized plans for moving or shipping your belongings into or out of storage, as well as between storage units. All of TSI’s storage unit movers offer professional furniture packing and preparation to ensure your belongings arrive undamaged, including custom crating and climate-controlled trucks if needed. Need to move items from multiple origins to a single storage unit, or from a single origin to multiple destinations? We can help with that too. Request a storage unit moving quote for more information. We can help you move storage units across country or any distance longer than 150 miles, including:

How Long Distance Storage Unit Movers Work

If you are only shipping a few large boxes or pieces of furniture into storage, our live shipping experts may recommend our White Glove Consolidated moving service. To ship packed boxes only (no furniture), our Box-And-Ship program may be the most cost-effective choice. If you are moving your entire home into storage or need faster delivery, our Full Service Expedited shipping service is often the best option. The exact cost of your storage unit move will depend on the size and number of items you’re shipping, the distance they will travel, and any special considerations such as glass or delicate components.

Full Service Expedited

  • Expedited timing
  • Full professional packing
  • Indoor pickup and delivery
  • Full valuation protection insurance

White Glove Consolidated

  • Professional preparation of the furniture
  • Indoor pickup and delivery
  • Limited liability coverage

Box-And-Ship Program

  • Boxes and all packing supplies 
  • Door-to-door pickup and delivery
  • $100 of insurance per box

Storage Moves FAQ's

How should I pack items for storage?

The right way to pack items for storage depends on what types of items you will be storing. No matter what items you’re packing, you’ll most likely need the same general supplies:

  • Boxes in various sizes and strengths
  • Packing paper, newsprint, and bubble wrap
  • Tape and a tape gun
  • Labels and markers
  • Rope, zip ties, and/or bungee cords

Read our room-by-room guide to packing your home for detailed packing advice.

What is the best way to move stored items?

The best way to move stored items depends on what items you are moving and how far they will be travelling.

If the items you need moved into or out of storage are traveling more than 150 miles or you’re storing large or heavy boxes or household items like furniture, the cheapest shipping method is often consolidated freight like TSI. TSI has access to a nationwide network of professional movers and is able to secure available space on trucks going the same direction as your shipment to help keep your costs low.. We’ll create a customized storage unit moving plan based on your unique circumstances, and our logistics and operations specialists will work hard to make the process as simple as possible by organizing and executing your move in an efficient and easy way.

If the items you need moved into or out of storage will be traveling less than 150 miles, professional local movers will be the safest and most efficient way to move your stored items, especially if you are moving furniture or a full household of belongings. For smaller local moves, renting a truck and moving your belongings yourself may also work well if you are able to lift and carry your own items.

Are there any items that I can’t store?

Typically, storage facilities aren’t equipped to store certain items for safety or legal reasons. Before you decide on your facility, look into what you can store and what items are prohibited. Storage facilities should be able to provide a list of restricted items upon request. Also keep in mind that your shipping company may have restrictions as to what they will ship as well.

Items typically not allowed in storage units include:

  • Gasoline
  • Fertilizers
  • Paint
  • Fireworks
  • Explosives
  • Full propane tanks
  • Food
  • Medicine
  • Plants

How do I prepare my items for long term storage?

Typically, when preparing items for an extended storeroom stay, it’s important to take extra measures to ensure the preservation of your stored items. These include:

  • Make sure the boxes you are using are sturdy
  • Do not use plastic bags. These can result in moisture buildup which can ultimately damage your stored items.
  • Even though your items will be stationary, it is paramount that you wrap any fragile items in bubble wrap and other protective covers.
  • Labeling is essential, especially when you won't be returning to collect for several years.
  • Make sure to clean all items thoroughly, including appliances and furniture. In this sometimes damp environment, mold can easily develop.

These are some of the many things you can do to set your long term storage up for success.

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