If you're planning a move but new residence isn't quite ready, you may need temporary storage. Your belongings can be stored in a secure storage facility as part of the moving process and then moved into your new space when you're ready. Some movers will offer the first 30 days free, but additional time can be added if needed.
Homeowners and renters policies provide coverage for your belongings while your personal property is at your residence but will not pay for any damage done to personal property while in transit. Most moving companies have basic carrier liability. This means that you may not receive an adequate payout for damaged items. Having additional moving insurance can protect the true value of your items if an unforeseeable mishap arises.