Self Storage Tips & AdviceMake The Most Of Your Space
After selecting your self storage company you will need to consider the storage unit size that best fits your requirements. Where can you get help to decide how much storage space you need?
Your self storage managers and staff have a lot of experience in dealing with a wide variety of requirements. They know what works and what doesn’t and they can offer you valuable tips on making the most of your space.
They could even advise on packing in such a way as to make it possible to use a smaller self storage unit than you previously thought possible.
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Preparing Your Belongings
There are a number of ways you can prepare your belongs to make storage both more economical and compact. You probably already have an idea as to what items you would like to store.
It pays however to do a little extra sorting and take a look through possible forgotten areas such as cupboards, garages, sheds, under the stairs etc.
Decide now whether any item is something to keep or something that should be disposed of either by selling it, throwing it away or by donating it to charity.
After you have sorted through your belongings in this way step back and see what you have left. It may be worth doing some more sorting at this stage before finally choosing what is to go in to storage.
How To Pack For Storage
Pack these items into small boxes and label them clearly. Good labeling at this point can save you a lot of time and effort later when trying to find something, so be sure to take a little time to do this properly.
How you pack your items will impact on the size of storage unit you will require. Smaller boxes will undoubtedly stack differently than larger boxes.
You should consider how manageable the box would be, will it be heavy, can it be stacked, and will it be able to have other boxes placed on top of it. You can take advantage of you storage unit height by stacking as many boxes as possible.
You can help to protect your items further by packing well e.g. packing books flat will protect their spines and if your unit features a concrete floor, storing them on pallets will protect them from condensation in the concrete. Books can quickly fill a large box and become very heavy consider using a smaller box to make them more manageable.
When placing your boxes in storage be sure to place the bigger boxes at the back to enable you easier access.
A great self storage tip is to make a list of every item in storage and the box number it is residing in. Keep this list pinned to the inside wall of your unit as you enter for quick and easy reference when searching for a particular item.