Self storage is the ideal solution for space saving in our homes but needs careful planning and time. Continue reading for more effective self storage tips!
Although quickly putting things in boxes sounds ideal, you could actually be wasting your storage space. Take time to sort through the things you are planning on storing – do you actually need them? You may find that you can get rid of some of these items and use the space they would have taken up in storage for other (more important) items.
Once you know which items you are going to store, sort them into groups of similar items. This will enable you to know exactly what is in each box, making each one easily identifiable once in storage.
Items in storage can be at risk from mold. Ensure prior to storage that items are dry (especially fabric). If storing furniture, give them a good clean/polish/wax prior to storage to maintain their good condition.
When moving your things into a storage unit, create a storage plan. Work out which items you may need access to and store them at the front of your unit. Ensure boxes are clearly labelled to save time. Store heavier boxes at the bottom if stacking to protect the contents of other lighter boxes.