Moving into a Care Home: Storage Solutions

Moving a loved one into a care home can be both physically and emotionally draining. A major life event such as this comes with a lot of worry and confusion, but mostly questions that need to be answered before confidently moving forward.

If you aren’t sure what to do with your loved one’s furniture or belongings, read our blog below. Our Peterborough storage facility is well-equipped to help you store your loved one’s belongings safely and securely, so you can focus on making the transition to a new home as smooth and stress-free as possible. Our team is ready to advise you on which furniture pieces you should and shouldn’t bring to the care home, so give us a call at 01733 828018 to learn more about your storage options at 1st Access Self Storage!

How Do You Move Someone into a Care Home?

When it comes to moving your loved one and his or her belongings into a care home, you’ll want to request a floor plan of the room ahead of time so you know exactly which furniture pieces will and will not fit. Typically, you’ll be faced with having to decide which items travel with your loved one to his or her new home and which ones are sold, donated or put into storage. Decluttering 50+ years’ worth of belongings is no easy task, so we suggest that you take inventory of where everything is going when preparing for the move. Keep in mind that there will be less wardrobe and room space at the care home, so try to downsize as much as possible while still making the new place feel like “home.”

Don’t Want to Store Your Loved One’s Stuff at Your House?

Rent a self-storage unit at 1st Access! Our storage facility in Peterborough is secure, flexible and reliable. Our conveniently located storage units range from 25 square feet to 200 square feet and are accessible 24/7, 7 days a week. We’re extremely flexible when it comes to the length of hire and you only pay for the space you need. Estimate your space now and request a free, no-obligation quote. Learn how to keep your furniture from moulding in storage and how to pack your loved one’s belongings for storage here and reserve a storage unit today!