Montague Park. Emmbrook Place. Cavendish Park. Mulberry Grove. New housing developments are popping up all over Wokingham and in the surrounding area too, bringing with them new opportunities for first-time buyers, upsizers and downsizers, and local businesses alike.
It’s no wonder so many are flocking to the Berkshire town – it’s recently been ranked in the top 10 places to live  – but whether you’re one of Wokingham’s latest residents, looking to relocate locally, or setting up shop to make the most of the area’s growth, there’s one thing you’ll undoubtedly need to think about: storing your stuff!
From unpredictable move-in dates to uninspiring interiors
If you’ve just bought one of the many new-build houses available today, congratulations! There are many fantastic benefits of choosing a house off plan. There’s no chain, no risk of questionable plumbing or outdated heating systems, and no Artex ceiling to contend with! But there are also a few potential downfalls that can move storage right to the top of your agenda – some of which you may not even be aware of yet.
For example, many new-build developers are only able to provide a rough estimate of your move-in date, giving you two weeks’ notice before the actual day. Some also require you to exchange in just 28 days, leaving you little time to declutter, which can be a real problem if you’re moving into something smaller. And, quite often, people find themselves having to move out of their old home before moving into their new one to avoid losing the sale of their property. When timings are unpredictable from the outset, this is even more common.
All these scenarios could leave you with a logistical nightmare… especially with all your furniture, clothing and other personal items in tow!
Another caveat when moving into a new-build property is that you usually need to arrange for the flooring to be laid yourself, which can leave you with nowhere to put your possessions once the big day rolls around. Even if your property does come with carpet, you might like to put your own stamp on the decor before you move your things in.
The question is, where to put them in the meantime? A lot of new-build properties don’t even have a garage!
Cheap and easy storage when it matters most
Luckily, there’s a cheap and easy way, and it lies in local self-storage from Reading Storage Solutions.
Reading Storage Solutions is a new, purpose-built self-storage facility, located within walking distance of Wokingham town centre at 123a Reading Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 1HD. The 1.4-acre site is open seven days a week, offering both short- and long-term storage for personal and business storage.
It was bought to supplement our existing self-storage facility in Reading, and is ideally located to serve both residents and local businesses in Wokingham and the surrounding areas, including Winnersh, Lower Earley, Bracknell and Binfield.
With a state-of-the-art entry/exit system and CCTV, Reading Storage Solutions provides a safe place for you to store your belongings while you wait for your house to be ready, or in the long term if you’re downsizing – perhaps due to retirement or as your children leave home.
Prices start at just £79 a month, and the facility offers a wide range of storage room sizes to fit your needs.
So don’t leave it until that exchange deadline comes and goes; arrange your storage now and tick one more thing off your list!
We’d love to hear all about your move on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Then, visit Reading Storage Solutions at the address above, or find out more at www.readingstoragesolutions.co.uk.