Top 5 Tips for a Success Self Store Experience
Planning on moving soon and need self storage? Maybe you are having some renovations done? Maybe you are just looking to make some extra space at home?
Whatever your reason may be for storing, it is always a good idea to bare in mind a few important things before ordering your self storage units, such as:
1. Consider the items you want to put into storage
It does seem quite simple and obvious, but there are many people who will ring in to get a self storage quote who do not know what it is they are actually looking to store.
It is always best to be certain with what you want to store first, this way an accurate quote can be given to you and you do not run the risk of your original quote changing due to you needing more space than first thought.
Once you have decided on the items you want to put into storage, we can help you understand the amount of space you will need for storage by using our Space Calculator here.
This will allow you to select all of the items you are looking to store and will give you the space required to home them. On this page, you can also select by type, for example, 1 bed room house, 2 bed room house, single garage etc and this again will give you an estimate of the space required for your self storage needs. Find out how much space you require by using our Space Calculator here.
2. Create an inventory of the items you want to put into storage
There are two main reasons that this is a good idea when considering putting some items into storage. The first reason, and the most important, is that with the rush and chaos of whatever transition you may be currently going through, it can be very easy indeed to forget exactly what items you have in storage. Making an itemised list of your goods before contacting a self storage company is always a good idea.
Not only will it help keep you organised and ontop of everything, it will also make it easier for us, or whatever self storage company you decided to use, to give you the most accurate quote possible in terms of space.
The more accurate you are upfront, the quicker and easier the whole process will be.
3. When using boxes, label each and every one clearly
Firstly, when talking about the boxes you want to use in storage, ensure they are sturdy boxes that are strong enough to stay in storage for the long term.
Next, make sure you label all of your boxes clearly. This will help if you ever need to come and access your units and will save you a lot of time!
4. Disassemble large items coming into storage
Why is this important? It is important because you can actually save a lot of space in your unit by taking your larger items apart. In terms of Kelly's storage, by disasembling your items and choosing our loading package, our guys will actually take those disassembled items and load them into the units for you.
Our professionals have been doing this for many years and so can actually save you a lot of space by packing the unit for you. This also ensures the items packed correctly and will not get broken.
5. If you are packing the unit yourself, consider...
If you are going to pack the unit yourself, there are a few things to consider with regards to keeping all of your items safe and secure.
We could tell you about it, but why not watch 2 of our professionals pack one of our standard 35sq ft containers?
Its fun, I promise!