When my boss told me that I would be moving a lot for work, I didn't really understand what he meant. I thought he would want me to move once every few years, but he really meant that he wanted me to relocate about once every six months or so for the entire rest of the time I worked for the company. Af first I was pretty upset about it, but after a few relocations, I realized that it was actually a great opportunity to see new places and meet new people. I made this blog to create a better moving experience for everyone out there.
Moving your stuff into a storage unit can provide you with the extra space at home that you need. Yet, you may have concerns with storage. Common concerns are that items will be damaged during storage or that retrieving them will be a hassle later. The following tips can help you alleviate these concerns so you can store your stuff without worry.
Tip #1: Treat for pests
The last thing you want is for pests to get into your storage units. Whether it's moths destroying your wool or rodents making nests in your holiday decorations, pests have no place in storage. Many facilities treat the exterior of their storage units regularly for pests, but the inside of the unit may not be treated. Spraying the perimeter of the interior for pests, hanging moth traps, and putting some rodent traps near possible access points will help prevent issues. You should also store items that could be at risk, such as wool garments, in sealed containers or bags that won't allow pest access.
Tip #2: Add some organization
An organized unit is much easier to use. Imagine being able to run by storage and grab what you need, when you need it, in just a few minutes. Shelves are the answer. Choose a unit that is slightly larger than you need so you will have room to move around within the unit. The simplest way to add organization is with inexpensive metal garage shelving. This will allow you to create aisles and stack things neatly. You may also be able to put up ceiling hooks, such as for bikes, or wall hooks for brooms, skis, and other items. Of course, before using anything that needs to be installed on the wall or ceiling, check with the facility management to make sure it is okay.
Tip #3: Label thoroughly
Finally, make your life easy by taking some extra time as you pack up. Label the front of each box clearly so you know what it contains. It can be a good idea to go a step further and paste an inventory list on the box, as well, particularly if you have several similar boxes. For example, don't just label a box "Christmas." Instead, indicate whether it contains the tree decorations or the mantel decor so you can easily grab the box you want. By placing the labels on the front, you will be able to see them easily when they are shelved.
For more tips, contact a self-storage facility in your area.Share
10 July 2019