Date: 02.09.2022
Author: Saoirse Bonnar
Category: Tips & Tricks

First-time storage mistakes and how to avoid them 

Whether renovating, relocating, or simply decluttering, investing in a self storage unit can make all the difference. It keeps you organised during a busy transitional period, and you can have peace of mind knowing that your belongings are safe.   

Although self storage is an asset, there are a few common mistakes first-time storage users often make. To help you skip the learning curve, we unpack the top first-time storage mistakes and how to avoid them. 

Cutting corners on space 

One of the most common mistakes people make is forcing items to fit into a smaller space. However, cutting back on necessary space will only lead to an unorganised unit and potential damages to your valuables due to hazardous stacking and overpacked boxes.  

 For size guidance, speak to our friendly team of experts or try our handy size guide.  

Not planning ahead 

If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail! By creating a checklist or inventory of all the items you are storing and numbering or labelling your boxes, you can guarantee quick and easy navigation in the future. This is especially helpful when you need to grab that one item in a hurry.  

If you’re unsure how to start your checklist, don’t forget to Ask Albert. 

Rushed packing 

When items are packed haphazardly, they’re more likely to be damaged in transit or while in storage. To keep your belongings organised and in top condition, take the time to carefully wrap fragile items, group and pack similar items together, and update your box list inventory as you pack. 

Overpacking a unit 

A storage unit doesn’t have to be filled to its maximum capacity to ensure you get your money’s worth. In fact, it is advisable to leave a little additional space to create aisles to easily access items and give furniture space to breathe to avoid mould or mildew. It also allows for other belongings you may add in the future. 

At StorageWise, we are self storage experts with over 100 years of experience. We use this experience to your advantage by offering the most user-friendly household and business self storage solutions to suit your needs and budget. Get your quick and easy online quote, or give us a call on +353 61 446 302 to speak with our friendly staff.    

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