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Got your move date? Here’s a few things you can do to help things run smoothly in the run-up to your move into your storage units.
These tips cover you from 6 weeks, 4 weeks, two weeks and the week you are moving.
Book your storage units.
- 6 weeks prior to needing your storage units, why not go ahead and book/ reserve your storage units of choice. Most storage companies will hold your storage units for up to 8 weeks, and you won’t be charge until you move in.
- As well, make sure you have the right directions so you know exactly how to get to your storage units. Check out our directions here>>
Check out terms and conditions.
- Before you start storing, make sure you check out all the rules of everything you can and can’t store in storage units. Your storage facility should provide you with a list. You can check out ours here >>
- There is also some common sense that should be applied with what not to store. Things like petrol, chemicals, fireworks, food, and anything flammable are a certain no go.
Create an inventory list
- While you start sorting your belongings, why not create an inventory list of everything that you wish to store in your unit. This will also become very useful when it comes to valuing the amount of insurance you may need when you come to storing.
- Are you renting a self-storage unit without climate control? You’ll want to consider the best way of protecting and safe guarding your items from the outside
Label your boxes
- After you have made the decison of what you want to store, you can begin to packing your stuff. However, packing can be a challenge in itself, you want to think about how to box things. Our suggestion is box it up by room, so all your kitchen bits are together, all your bedroom items are together and so on. This way it will make finding items a lot easier.
Take photos of your items you are storing
- Although this may sound pointless, it could be very useful. While you are packing your items, take photos of all your valuables and important items. This way you can simply scroll through the photos to remember what you are storing, rather than having to got out of your way to have a look in your storage unit. Make sure you don’t accidently delete these photos.
Flat pack large items
- As you come to the day before the move, you should flat pack or dismantle any large items you wish to store. This way you will save yourself a large amount of room in your storage unit that could be used for something else.
When placing all your belongings into storage, plan it out and be strategic about how and where you choose to place them. Mattresses and other large items like sofas should be laid in first, and flat for protection and to prevent damage. Large and heavier items should line the bottom of the storage unit. Lighter items should go in last, to keep them protected and stop them getting squashed.
In an attempt to save space, try storing some items in an upright position eg. Headboards and table legs should be standing up.
Also consider placing items you may need access to (eg. seasonal clothes, surfboards) in a more accessible position inside the self storage unit.