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Packing a storage unit doesn’t have to be difficult as long as you’re organised and plan it right. When packing, your aim is to make the most of the space you’ve hired and hopefully save yourself some money. Many people believe they will need to hire more self storage space than they actually do. At Now Storage, we’ve come up with these handy tips on how to pack a self storage unit.
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You want the peace of mind in knowing that the possessions you put in a storage unit will remain secure and in safe hands. Let’s talk about some of the things you can do to protect your belongings in a storage unit.
Hiring a self storage facility provider you can depend on is essential for protecting your belongings. Here at Now Storage, we always put customers and security first by taking excellent care of your possessions with our 24/7 CCTV monitoring system and steel-enforced self storage units. Please note, there are certain items that we don’t allow you to store at Now Storage, including jewellery and money.
Another top tip to protect your goods is to use a high-quality sturdy padlock that is tricky for thieves to crack. But there’s no need to part with your pennies and purchase one. Many self storage providers, including Now Storage, supply top-quality padlocks on-site.
Losing items can be so frustrating – especially if you aren’t sure if you ever did get around to putting them in your self-storage unit! Creating an inventory of all the items you’ve stored away helps you keep track of where everything is. Just make sure you keep it up to date, recording any items you take out or new items you put in there.
You may have some items to pack which are more fragile and susceptible to damage, such as tables, glasses, plates, ornaments and light bulbs, using labels with warnings can help. Perhaps you have some special items with particular sentimental value, such as wedding china or wholesome family photos of good times. Use labels so that you and whoever else will be handling your items remember to handle them with care!
When hiring a self storage unit, keeping things well organised is crucial. You want to make the most of the space you have to work with. Here are our top tips for an organised storage unit.
Alongside having an up-to-date inventory, taking photos of your possessions is a wise idea. Taking photos of items in your self storage unit could help you make an insurance claim. Taking photos will also help jog your memory and where exactly your belongings are in the unit, so you can access them quickly.
It makes sense to place items you will access frequently at the front of your self storage unit. This is far better than tripping over as you step across endless rows of boxes trying to get to important possessions at the back.
Moving house soon? It’s all about maximising the space at your disposal when storing items such as furniture and beds in a storage unit. We suggest focussing on lining the walls first and then working inwards. This will allow you to leave more space in the centre of the rooms for those larger size items.
Also, when stacking boxes, put heavier boxes on the bottom and lighter ones nearer the top. Creating an aisle space you can walk through will enable you to access your items much more easily.
Dust can easily pile up over time and affect your lovely home furniture. To prevent your furniture from getting engulfed by dust, we recommend using dust sheets on the ground space.
Are you a shopaholic with bundles of clothes? Using every little nook and cranny is the aim of the game when trying to pack your self storage unit. This includes the inside of chest of drawers, suitcases, and so on. Leave no spaces empty! Your clothes have to go somewhere, so think outside the box a little.
Folding your clothes properly is a wise space-saving trick. You can choose to put folded clothes in vacuum-sealed bags to save yourself a some space. Important clothes like your favourite suits or dresses can be placed on clothes hangers.
Got hoards of old clothes you no longer wear? You have to get rid of your clothes eventually, so why not organise them in a keep or chuck session at home? This doesn’t mean you must chuck clothes you no longer want in the bin. You can send them to a charity shop or give them to somebody else.
Hopefully, we have given you a better idea of how to pack a self storage unit as best as you can. Get in touch with us today at Now Storage to hire a storage unit at one of our state-of-the-art facilities. Call our head office on 0800 0787 110 or send us a message on our website.