Think About Self Storage if You Have Too Much Stuff

February, 2014 by Alma Abell

If you’re like many people, you have collected a lot of stuff over the years. If you are thinking about putting some of your items in a Self Storage unit, here is some advice to make the process go a bit easier.The first thing you want to do is give some thought to how much space you will really need. Though it may seem like a good idea to get a larger unit so that you have room to add more, storage units go up in price the larger they are.

Having a larger unit than you need will waste money and also encourage you to save more stuff that you might not need.Think about how long you will need your storage unit. If you think it is something you will be needing for an extended period of time, ask the storage facility if they offer any discounts for reserving units for long term usage or for paying a certain amount of months ahead of time. Once you start moving your items into the Self Storage unit you will probably want to utilize the space as efficiently as possible.

The best way to do this is to use the same size boxes for packing all of the smaller items so they can stack easier. You can probably purchase the boxes you need right from the storage facility.Make sure you fill the boxes all the way so that they won’t collapse when other boxes are placed on top of them. Use ample packing material such as newspaper and bubble wrap to keep contents from being damaged or broken.Use a marker to label the contents of the boxes so they will be easily identifiable when you need to retrieve something from the unit later. If you don’t feel comfortable labeling the outside of the boxes, use a simple numbering system and jot the contents in a notebook that you can keep at home.

At Kuiper Brothers Self Storage & Moving they have units of all sizes to fit all of your needs and even large units where you can store your seasonal RV vehicles such as boats and trailers. You can get all the supplies you need and they even offer moving services for getting your stuff from place to place.


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