If you’re wanting to free up some space in your home or put items away during a transitional period, utilizing a storage unit is your best option. If you’re searching for a place to store your valuables, check out these dos and donts to make sure you get your money and time’s worth with community storage.
-Choose the right unit to hold all of your items
We all know how frustrating it can be when we have tons of boxes to store but the space is just too small to fit everything, or is it? Be strategic and consider all of the things that you need to store away when finding your storage space.
Choosing the right host for your storage unit is only half of the journey when renting a community storage space. Make sure the space is exactly what you need. If you’re storing away old living room furniture, you’ll want to look for a host that has a garage available, for example.
This gives your furniture enough room to be stored away and can provide space for additional miscellaneous items.
-Don’t wait until the last minute to find a storage unit
This should go without saying, but unfortunately, so many of us procrastinate on some of the most important things. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving and need to leave a few things behind or you simply want to declutter, finding storage space in enough time is important. The unit that you’ll choose will be based on a few factors like size, convenience/location, host ratings, as well as price. Don’t wait until the last minute to search for something that will meet all of your needs. The best storage units are reserved immediately and you may not always have time to do proper research. It’s best to start planning as early as possible.
This is the perfect moment for those that are post-it lovers and sticker junkies. Even if you’re sure you’ll remember what each box and container has inside, place a label on everything you’re storing away. You’d be surprised how easy it is to forget whether it’s kitchen utensils or hand towels in a box because they’re the same size. Think about it, you may need to grab an item from your storage unit and have to send someone else; Don’t have them open every box trying to find one thing. Place a label on everything even if it’s writing it with a permanent marker.
-Keep your storage information private
Besides you, your storage host, and possibly a close family member or friend, no one else should be able to access your storage unit. There are risks that come with allowing multiple people access and knowledge of your storage unit. You don’t want to come back to an empty storage unit because people decided to rummage through your things.
Always be smart when storing your items and be as strategic as possible when placing your valuables in a unit. Community storage hosts are in place to make your experience with storage as smooth as possible. Be sure to make this experience a great one for yourself as well by making sure you do everything right and operate promptly.