Self Storage Tips
Self-Storage Packing & Organization Tips Are you planning on renting a self-storage space for your possessions? Perhaps you have a move coming up. Maybe you simply need some extra space. Whatever your circumstances, self-storage can be daunting—but it is doable, with a little strategic packing and organization. Here are a few tips to get you started. Tips for Choosing a Storage Unit Take the time to consider what you’re looking for, and you’ll be more likely to be happy with your choice. Here are a few things to consider. Find the Right Unit Size When it comes to unit size, consider the Goldilocks principle: not too big, not too small, but just right. After all, you don’t want to have to pay for more storage space than you need. And cheap storage is great, but cramming everything into a unit that is too small isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time either. Consider the Ease of Access to the Unit How often will you be coming and going to and from your unit? How long is the drive, and how easy is the facility to access? Drive up storage is easiest, and loading and unloading your possessions is simple with this form of access. However, indoor access is more comfortable and also offers the possibility of climate control—crucial for some items. Determine if You Need Climate Control What’s the climate like in your community? If it’s prone to extreme temperatures and/or humidity, indoor storage with climate control might be your best bet. Another thing to consider is that some items, including certain electronics, wooden furniture, and artwork can be very sensitive to temperature extremes and humidity. Tips for Preparing for Self-Storage Preparing for self-storage means getting ready to pack up your possessions and store them. Here are a few things to consider. Acquire Packing Supplies Cardboard boxes are a must-have for most people when it comes to packing: they’re convenient for storing all manner of things, from kitchenware ...
April 5th, 2021
Tips on Moving Out of Your Self Storage Space Self-storage can be a great way to put your unused possessions in a safe place, particularly if you’re moving or have some other life circumstance that means you can’t have them all with you in your home. But self-storage always comes to an end, and that will mean unpacking your unit and moving out. Moving out of your storage space may seem like a daunting task. The good news is, it can be quite manageable. How To Move Out Of Your Storage Space Moving out of your self-storage space means taking everything out, loading it onto a vehicle, and carting it away. Let’s break that down into separate tasks, and take a look at each one. Rent or Use a Moving Van / Truck A moving van or truck is a good way to move your possessions. You’ll need a vehicle big enough to handle even your largest possessions—think about furniture, such as dressers, couches, and beds. Another reason to get a moving van or truck is that it will make for fewer total vehicle-loads. Unpacking a storage unit and putting everything into a vehicle takes time and trouble, but you can cut down on both time and trouble if you rent a large vehicle that can handle everything in fewer loads. Use a Platform Truck Dolly A platform truck dolly can be a tremendous life-saver when it comes to moving large, heavy items, particularly furniture. There are numerous designs, and if your storage facility doesn’t have one or more on hand you can probably buy, rent, or borrow one without too much trouble or expense. A platform truck dolly will make it much easier to get heavy, bulky items from your storage facility into your vehicle. Some of these items may cause serious injury if you try to move them with muscle power alone. Your knees and your back will thank you for using a dolly. ...
April 5th, 2021