Moving Far Away: What to Do With Your Belongings?

Still life shot of an empty room in a house on moving day

Looking for your next big adventure or chapter in your life? Thinking about making a life-changing move across the country? Perhaps you are thinking about moving somewhere temporarily to get away from the city and hustle for a change of scenery. If you own a lot of stuff and have yourself rooted in one place then chances are the thought of what to do with your belongings has popped into your mind at some point. Whether you put a lot of thought into your decision or made a decision on a whim, self-storage can play a big role and be there for you to help ease the transition into this next chapter of your life. 

Sell, Donate, or Throw Away

Decluttering is always the go-to answer when it comes to “what to do with my stuff” and especially when you are looking to minimize the number of belongings you do own! When going through your belongings you can always decide which belongings you absolutely need and which you can sell, donate, or throw away. 

Take It With You

Moving across the country or even to another province with all of your belongings may seem like a huge hassle. However, there are ways to ease the transition whether it be to have a couple of friends join you (and your belongings) and turn it into a fun road trip. You can also go through a moving company or a truck rental to help you move any of your furniture and belongings. The benefit of taking your belongings with you is you do not have to worry about where to put it all and spending unnecessarily on new furniture and other necessities that you already own!

Store with Friends and Family

Do you have any friends or family members with a tonne of storage room in their home? If you are lucky, maybe you can store your furniture and other belongings with them for the time being. For those of you that are currently renting your place of residence and do not own a home this may be a great option for you.


Exhausted all of your options? Self-storage is here for you! Storing your belongings at a self-storage facility temporarily for a few months or even several years may be the easiest way to store your belongings. When it comes to choosing a self-storage facility to store your belongings there are some things you may want to consider including:

  • Whether it is climate controlled to protect your belongings in the hot summer months or cold winter season
  • The location of the self-storage facility and the location of your unit whether it is on the ground floor or the second floor
  • Are there any additional services such as free Wi-Fi, shredding services, etc.?
  • What about customizable storage units for you to choose from?

Luckily for you at XYZ Storage, we have all of those and more! We would be more than happy to help you plan your next adventure in your life by helping you store your belongings while you are gone. We have locations all over Toronto for your increased convenience, and our storage experts would be glad to help you pick the right storage unit for you and your needs.

From all of us at XYZ Storage, we hope you enjoy your next adventure and stay safe!


published: 4 August 2021