If you own a few guns, then you need to take special measures when you move home. Removalists often won't carry guns or ammunition, so you can't move your weapons on your van with the rest of your things even if you store them in a gun safe.
If you can't easily transport your guns to your new home on your moving day, then it's worth thinking about putting them in storage. Some self-storage sites accept guns and ammunition and have specialist gun lockers for hire.
What are the advantages of storing your guns before you move?
You Don't Have to Worry about Your Guns
You'll have enough to deal with on moving day without having to worry about how you get your guns from your old home to your new one. This isn't just about transporting your guns and ammunition; you may also worry about safety and security during the move.
You'll have a lot of people coming in and out of your old and new homes during the day, so you need to make sure that your guns are secured and inaccessible. While you can leave them locked in your car, you may not be comfortable doing this. Plus, if you can't transport your gun safe in your car, you may have to wait for it to arrive on your removalist's van before you can stow your guns away.
If you put your guns in self-storage before the move, you'll know they are safe on the day. You won't need to worry about them until the move is over and you're ready to bring them home.
You Get Time to Sort out Your Gun Safe
If you normally secure your gun safe to a wall or floor, then it can take some time to get the safe out of your current home and set up in your new one. While you can do this on moving day, you may be pushed for time.
If you put your guns in self-storage, you can leave them there until your gun safe is secured and ready to hold the guns again. You don't have the pressure of having to set it up immediately and can focus on more pressing moving jobs.
To find out more, call local self-storage companies and ask if they offer gun safe storage. They may also have requirements on how you store your guns and ammunition on site, so check if there is anything you need to do before you take your guns over.