You’ve chosen to invest in the absolute convenience of self storage – congratulations! Storing your belongings in a self storage unit can be a great way to keep your home or office neat and organised. However, selecting the right unit is an important decision as you’ll want to ensure you have enough space for your belongings and that the unit is in a convenient location. But before moving into your unit, here’s what you need to know.
Choosing a size
No two self-storage units are alike, and neither are the things you’ll be storing in them. That’s why it’s important to choose the right size unit for your needs before committing to a lease and moving in. Storing items in a space too large can cause mould and mildew and waste money. If you’re unsure about the amount of storage space you need, speak to our staff and get their guidance. They’re the pros.
Sort out storage insurance
Storage insurance protects your possessions in case of damage or theft, and it gives you peace of mind knowing that your belongings are safe and sound. If you have an existing insurance provider, clarify if your policy covers self-storage units. If they don’t, you can speak to our team about our StorageWise insurance options.
How to prep your items for storage
Before you place any of your belongings into storage – whether for a few weeks or a few years – it’s important to take the time to prep them correctly. This means more than just giving them a quick dusting. You need to clean them thoroughly, wrap delicate items properly, and ensure that everything is 100% dry and free of pests. Only then can you be sure that your belongings will stay in good condition while they’re in storage.
Schedule professional movers
It’s always better to schedule professional movers. For one thing, professional movers are experienced in lifting heavy furniture and appliances and are well-versed in how to pack a van without causing damage to your belongings. They also know how to disassemble and reassemble furniture, which can save you a lot of time and effort. Last but not least – your back will thank you for it.
At StorageWise, we offer a *free move-in service with professional drivers!
How to pack your unit
It’s important to know how to pack a unit correctly to make the most of your space. Here are some packing tips to keep in mind:
- Start by packing the heaviest and least fragile items first. It will prevent damage to delicate items and make it easier to stack other boxes on top.
- Use smaller boxes for heavier items and larger boxes for lighter items. This will help you avoid overloading any one box.
- Label all of your boxes with a list of contents. This will save you a lot of time and frustration when looking for something later on.
- Leave aisles between stacks of boxes for easy access.
As you get ready to move into your unit, be sure to keep these tips in mind. By selecting the right-sized unit, handling insurance, prepping your items for transport and packing efficiently, you can make moving into your storage space as smooth as possible. To make things even easier, StorageWise offers a free move-in service to get you settled in no time – so don’t hesitate to call us when you’re ready for quality storage with no hassle.