December 6, 2021

How to move your things to a storage unit?

It’s that time of the year when you need to bring to a storage unit all the items from your season clean up! Clothes, luggage, old paperwork, furniture, dusty books, seasonal decorations, and the list goes on. Before you transport your items to your local storage facility, consider the following guide to safely putting away your belongings.

Research the restrictions of the storage facility

Before you start preparing your items for storage, research the limits of your storage facility. Not all units have the same regulations, but usually, here is a list of everyday items they most likely won’t allow you to store:

  • Flammable
  • Explosives
  • Chemicals
  • Narcotics
  • Perishable food
  • Plants

Create an inventory checklist of everything you are putting away

When we are packing belongings to put away in a storage unit, keeping track of all the things is essential. When we put away items, we tend to forget what we have. Make two copies of the inventory and keep one at home and one inside the storage unit.

Disassemble large furniture and protect appliances

When you have to put away heavy or oversized furniture, a good practice is to disassemble them, especially if it will be stored for a long time. Not only will you maximize space but also be able to better protect them from humidity and dust. Additionally, when you store appliances in areas such as a kitchen, it is essential to thoroughly clean them before putting them away to avoid mildew or rodents.

Play with the space available
When we rent a storage facility, making use of the space is essential to make the most of our money. Here are some tips to help you maximize space:

  • Store items vertically
  • Place heavy items on the bottom
  • Keep seasonal clothes easily accessible

Enlist our Mates’s help to deliver your items to the storage facility!

If you don’t have a truck or vehicle to transport your items to the storage facility, our Mates can help you out. They can securely move your belongings without you having to lift a finger. Even if you have your own transportation, our Mates can help you load and unload your truck or van. Book your storage move today through our booking platform!