Self storage can help you free up space, organize your belongings, and protect your valuables. But it can also cause problems if you make these common errors. Discover what not to do when using self storage and how to do it better with our simple guide.

Yes, we understand! Time is of the essence and it’s tempting to just toss your items into your storage unit, close the door and head off but a little organising and planning will make sorting through your belonging so much easier when you want to retrieve them.

Trust us, your future self will thank you for this later!

1. Stacking without planning!

Placing items in your storage unit without planning is a mistake that many people make. Arrange stacks of boxes so that heavier boxes are on the bottom and lighter boxes are on the top, taking care not to make the stacks too high! Leave yourself a pathway in between the boxes so that you can get to boxes in the back without having to rearrange the entire unit. You will spend more time when moving into the storage unit, but it will save you a lot of time in the long run.

2. Not selecting the right self storage unit size

Storage units are available in different sizes to best fit your storage requirements. The wisest thing when choosing yours is to always keep in mind to only pay for the space you need. Use our Online Storage Calculator to help you determine how much space you will need. Just add or drag the icons of the stuff you’d be storing to predict the space you need!

Alternatively, you can also Contact Our Customer Service Storage Experts, we will provide you with a free on-site assessment, and then design a storage plan for you, so you don’t need to worry about choosing the wrong storage size!

3. Not planning the logistics well

After packing is done and sorted, how will you get your stuff to your unit? Using the wrong handling method could damage your items and cause self-injury. These are all matters that we must consider – Is it heavy? Do you need to use a trolley or cart? Another great handling tip is to use wrapping film to bundle boxes together so they don’t fall off the trolley when in transit. 

4. Paying attention to price without considering quality!

When choosing a storage plan, many make a decision by only looking at the monthly rental rate. Not considering other important factors such as location convenience, security measures like surveillance cameras and access control, or even basic amenities – good lighting! Another important factor to consider is climate-controlled storage, especially with the weather like ours in Vietnam!

Cube Self Storage offers storage units with 24-hour temperature management ensuring good air circulation and the best protection for all your stored belongings.

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