Moving to another city can be difficult, especially if you haven’t lived in that city before and don’t know much about the different suburbs. One of the best things to do before moving permanently to a new city like Auckland is to choose a temporary housing option so you can live in the city and find out exactly which suburb is right for you. To avoid moving all your possessions twice, you can rent self storage units in Manukau, which is a suburb in the southern part of Auckland.

If you are planning on a move to Auckland, there are a huge number of suburbs and each has its benefits and pitfalls. There are suburbs like Ponsonby, Parnell and Grey Lynn which are very close to the inner city. There are eastern suburbs such as Mission Bay, St Heliers and Remuera. There are also a large number of western suburbs like Titirangi, Avondale and Pt Chevalier. Across the harbour bridge you will find North Shore suburbs including Birkenhead, Glenfield and Takapuna. And south of Auckland there are a huge number of suburbs closer to the self storage units in Manukau, including places like Pakuranga, Papatoetoe and Clevedon.

It’s impossible to move to a city like Auckland and know where you want to live. You might want to have a place with a spectacular view, near a beach, close to the city centre, surrounded by bush, near a train station or any number of other options. That’s why it’s a good idea to put most of your gear in the self storage units in Manukau while you rent somewhere temporarily and get a better idea of the suburb you want to call home.

This is particularly true if you are thinking of buying a house in Auckland. A house purchase is a big decision and you really need plenty of market information before you jump in and purchase a house that might not be exactly right for you. Getting some market knowledge about various Auckland suburbs while you rent somewhere will help you make the right decision and potentially save you thousands of dollars. Meanwhile, you probably won’t need to take all of your furniture and belongings to a rental property. Just move the essentials into the rental and keep everything else safe and sound in self storage units in Manukau until you find the perfect home and can have all your possessions around you again.