Self storage when moving abroad

Every year, whether for personal or professional reasons, countless people move to different countries around the world. According to data collected from French consulates around the world, there were more than 1,600,700 expats in 2022.

Whether it's a professional transfer or a personal choice, moving abroad raises many challenges. It involves leaving everything behind to start a new life in an often unfamiliar country. In particular, you have to leave your home behind, prompting the question: "what should you do with your home when you move abroad?"

When moving house, whether for a short or long period, you must find a solution for storing your furniture and personal belongings that you cannot take along with you. In such cases, self-storage can often be the most suitable solution.

Indeed, self-storage for expatriates allows you to group all your belongings (furniture, decorative items, etc.) together in one secure place without having to ask family or friends to make room for what you leave behind.

What are the benefits of self-storage when moving abroad or following a professional transfer?

When people move abroad, they can take some things with them, but these are usually limited to clothes, jewellery and other small belongings that are most important to them. It is often very expensive to have all your belongings (furniture, etc.) shipped along. Furthermore, the accommodation you'll move into very often includes everything you need.

Self-storage is a solution worth considering from both a practical and financial standpoint. Thanks to self-storage for expatriates, you can store all your belongings in a single space, where they will be kept in optimum conditions. So when you return, no matter how much time has passed, you'll find your possessions intact, exactly as you left them. HOMEBOX offers storage solutions ranging from several months to several years. We can provide you with a storage unit for as long as you need it!

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Safeguarding your belongings

Leaving all your possessions behind for a long time is often a source of concern. You may be asking yourself the following questions:

- Are my things safe?

- Will they be in the same condition when I get back?

All our facilities offer secure storage units with alarm, video surveillance and anti-intrusion systems. Your furniture and other belongings will be stored under strict security conditions. Furthermore, our self-storage facilities are also equipped with fire-fighting systems. When you choose HOMEBOX, you can store away your belongings in complete peace of mind...

A storage solution tailored to your needs as an expatriate

In most cases, moving abroad means parting with the vast majority of your belongings, especially the larger ones. But it's not always easy to find a storage unit big enough to hold everything. With HOMEBOX, you can rent a storage unit that actually meets your needs. This way, you don't have to split up your belongings into two or three different units. This avoids having to make several trips when moving, and when you get back...

We offer storage units from 0.5 sqm to 30 sqm and more. So if you need a large volume, don't hesitate to ask for a quote on our website. If you can't work out the size of storage unit you need for the amount of belongings you have, get in touch with us and we'll help you find the ideal size for you.

And to make your life easier, we offer premium storage units on the ground floor. You'll able to access your storage unit from 6 am to 11 pm, 7 days a week, at most of our facilities. So no matter when you come home, you'll have access to your unit and to all your belongings, right away.

In order to meet your expectations, HOMEBOX can help you by installing shelving and racking in your storage unit, based on your needs. Ask our team and they'll install them before you come by. This way, you can organise your belongings as you please. Finally, trolleys are available in our facilities so that you can easily transport your belongings from your vehicle to the storage unit.


Storage solutions for short-term professional transfers

In order to provide the perfect solution for every situation, HOMEBOX also offers storage solutions for people moving abroad temporarily. Whether you're going away for just a few weeks or a few months, we have storage units of various sizes at your disposal, available for flexible storage periods.

The price of our furniture storage units depends on the size of the unit and the length of the rental period. Don't hesitate to ask for a quote online or contact us for more information.

Discover our other solutions:

- Self-storage when moving homes

- Self-storage when lacking space

- Self-storage during renovation works

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