6 Tips for Moving Into A Storage Unit

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If you have determine that you can’t use a portable storage unit, then you need to start looking at storage facilities. There are a lot of activity when moving items to a storage unit, but these six tips will help you with the decision making process.

  1. Get the Right Size: You don’t want to rent a storage unit and then realize you can’t get you things into it. It is always better to have a bit more room than you think you need to be able to access things in the unit over time.
  2. Sort and Declutter: If the cost of a storage unit is the top priority, go through your belongings and decide what you truly need to keep. Before you start packing, donate, sell, or dispose of items you no longer want. This will help you reduce clutter in the storage unit.
  3. Stay Organized: First, collect all the packing materials you’ll need, such as boxes, tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, and furniture covers Pack heavier items at the bottom of boxes and lighter items on top. Write the contents on each box and make a detailed list of all the items you’re placing in the storage unit. This will help you keep track of your belongings and find items easily when you need them later. Before you start loading your items into the unit, keep in mind items you might need to access more frequently.
  4. Rent or Hire Moving Truck: If you have a significant number of belongings, consider renting a moving truck or a moving company to transport them to the storage unit.  Moving heavy furniture and boxes can be physically demanding. If possible, hire professional movers for the job.
  5. Protect Your Items: When you put your valuables in a storage unit, you want to make sure they are protected from damage. Use furniture covers or blankets to protect items from dust and scratches. Consider placing a tarp or plastic sheet on the floor to prevent moisture from seeping up.
  6. Manage Your Valuables: When using storage, you want to make sure you protect your items from intruders. Make sure to lock the storage unit properly with a sturdy padlock. This will help ensure the security of your belongings. Even though your items are in storage, it’s a good idea to check on them periodically to make sure they’re in good condition and to address any potential issues.

Remember, each storage facility may have its own rules and regulations, so be sure to familiarize yourself with their policies before you start the moving process. Blue Men Moving has storage facilities in Media County.