Last month we told you how to store your winter clothing so nothing gets damaged. Check out that blog here. This month, we are getting ready to start packing up the summer gear and putting it into storage while taking out the fall/winter items. It can be a stressful time for a first time self-storage renter. We have put together some helpful instructions to make your storage experience a breeze. These steps will save you countless trips to and from your storage unit.
A lot is involved when planning your trip to the storage unit.
Sort your belongings that you are taking to your unit and place alike items into piles.
Properly pack each pile. Use moving blankets, totes, and sturdy cardboard boxes to keep your belongings out of harms way. If you need packing supplies, we have an assortment in the office that you can purchase.
Keep a list of the items you are storing so you know what you have in your storage unit each time you swap items out every season.
Plan in advance what is coming back with you. Make this plan before you drop off your items so you don’t have multiple trips to and from your unit.
Travel to your unit with the items that you are dropping off and enough boxes, blankets, and totes to bring home the items you were storing.
Take time to organize your unit when you are taking out the things that you need for the change of seasons. Make sure no items stacked can not fall down and break.
When you arrive at your storage unit, remove each item that you plan to take home with you from your unit. Clean up and clear out the space to start unloading your vehicle.
Pack up your items that need to be stored away. Then pack them carefully into your vehicle and move them to storage.