You find out that you will have to relocate in order to continue working for your company, which is really not that big of a deal. But what is a big deal is the actual process of packing up everything you own and moving your stuff to a new city. There will be a full list of to-dos before this process, but there is one important to-do that can get disregarded: renting storage units. It is logical to rent a storage unit when you are facing a relocation relative to your employment for a handful of reasons. 

1. You won't have to carry everything to a new place until you get settled. 

Moving in itself is a trying feat. throw in the fact that you are facing a new job position in a new employment setting and in a new town, and the whole ordeal can be a huge mess. It can be a lot easier to just pack a small load of necessities, rent a furnished apartment temporarily, and leave behind most of your belongings until you get settled into the new routine in the new city. Having a storage unit will allow you to do just that. 

2. You can store all the extras until you are certain the move is permanent. 

When moving to a new place for work, you never really get a guarantee that it will be the final relocation. Some companies commonly transfer employees to different locations to fill positions as needed. If you work for one of those companies, it is not logical to pack everything you own every time you have to relocate. Keepsakes and memorabilia, extra home furnishings, and that extra stuff you don't want to haul around can be tucked away safely in a storage unit. 

3. You can leave behind what you plan to eliminate and don't have time for. 

There are always things you will want to sell or get rid of when you move, especially if the move is going to be a long-distance one. The problem here is, if you are moving for work purposes, you may have to be in a bit more of a rush than usual. Having a rented storage unit will allow you to store the items you plan to eliminate until you can find them a home. For instance, if you have a collection of antique furniture that you want to sell, placing it in storage until you find buyers is a good option.