Finding the right self storage unit to fit your needs is crucial to having a successful storage experience. The benefits of self storage units are many, and the best way to ensure you reap those benefits is to be smart during the unit-selection process, as well as the packing and moving process.
First, you’re going to need to figure out what you’re going to store. You don’t want to rent a storage unit, and then find that it’s not nearly large enough for all the stuff you need to store. Conversely, you don’t want to rent an enormous storage unit, only to find that your belongings only take up less than half of it, but you must still pay for the whole unit.
You should also be mindful of your packing process. You don’t want to just throw a bunch of stuff into bags and toss them in the storage unit. First of all, you should pack your things into boxes, and sturdy cardboard boxes of all the same size would be best. Make sure you organize your things during the packing process. Throw out the junk, and pack like with like. Pack books with books, and keep all of the kitchen stuff together. This will make it much easier to find a particular thing you may be looking for in the storage unit.
Once you have all your stuff packed and stacked together, you will have a better idea of what size self storage unit you need. Once you’ve rented your new storage unit, make sure check it over before putting your stuff in. It will likely already be in pretty good shape, thanks to the rental facility’s policies, but it couldn’t hurt ot give it a quick sweep or wipe down, depending on how concerned you are with cleanliness.
When you move your things in, don’t just throw them in there. Try to organize them as well as you can. You want to be able to access everything as simply and easily as possible, so you don’t have to spend hours searching for the one thing you’re looking for. Place frequently-used items towards the front, for easy access.
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