5 Common Self Storage Mistakes
Are you on your journey of selecting a self storage unit? If so, take a look at these common mistakes people make during the process of finding a storage unit, packing everything up, and moving. Mistake #1: Choosing the Wrong Self Storage Size This is one of the most common mistakes people make when choosing a self storage unit. Taking an inventory of all of your items you plan to store is step one with choosing the right size. If you’re still unsure, check out our size guide here. Keeping your belongings stuffed inside will make it more difficult to access, can possibly damage them, and will result in an unorganized storage unit. Don’t skimp on the size! You can always reach out to one of our specialist to assist you if you are still having trouble choosing the right size. Mistake #2: Using Unfit or Cheap Packing Materials Protect your items! We know, packing items can get pricey. However, choosing the right materials is well worth it in the long run. We promise, you won’t want to take the “cheap” route. Using heavy duty, good quality boxes, tape, etc. will keep your items safe and is something well worth the investment! Mistake #3: Not Planning or Keeping an Inventory This is KEY when choosing the right size unit, along with knowing where your belongings are. Moving in itself is stressful, now you have to remember what you stored??? Keep it simple, but thorough enough to know what you’ve packed away! Creating a list or spreadsheet can be extremely beneficial for you. It can also come in handy when it comes to insurance on your items. And that brings us to mistake #4… Mistake #4: Declining Insurance or Coverage for Your Items Protect your valuables! No matter the security at the storage facility you choose, owners are not liable for any stolen or damaged items ...
July 13th, 2021
How to Keep Your Storage Unit Organized
Moving in itself can be very stressful. Between getting rid of belongings, organizing, packing, loading, the list goes on and on. Once you’re finally all settled into your new home, you may find yourself needing a storage unit. If you’re in this position, we have a few helpful tips to organizing and keeping your storage unit neat and easy to access! Choose the same size boxes/storage containers Having the same size boxes or containers can help tremendously with fitting more inside your storage unit. If you have all the same size boxes you can then easily stack them on top of each other/next to one another without taking up any needed space. Another helpful tip: Although they can be pricey, purchasing large plastic containers can be great with storing more items in one box, and help keep items free of moisture. 2. Label each and every box This might be a no brainer for some. Labeling your boxes will make life way easier when you’re ready to head into your storage unit and grab a box or two. Even breaking it down can be helpful (ex: Winter Clothes- hats, gloves, scarves, boots). If you have multiple children, add their names on it too! 3. Create a simple map of where your belongings are located This will definitely come in handy, especially if you make frequent trips to your storage unit. Simply just draw the layout of your storage unit, and make square boxes that are tabled with what contents are in each box. Tape this to the wall where you can see it. 4. Make a list of belongings you may frequently need If you believe you’ll need to access your self storage unit pretty often, make a list of what items you think you’ll be taking in and out most. Here are some examples: Winter Clothes Summer Clothes Camping Materials Beach Accessories Holiday Decor Gardening Supplies Toys Strategically storing items such as ...
July 13th, 2021