Tips & Tricks
Safe Storage Tips
When planning to get some storage space for personal or business use, keep in mind that all storage facilities place certain restrictions on the kind of items you can store in your rented space. A rule of thumb is that any item considered “inherently dangerous” will not be allowed inside your storage unit. We’ve put together some info about the unit size and kind of items that you can store in your space.
Picking the Right Size Storage Unit for Your Needs
The following are three easy steps to find the perfect storage unit size.
Packing items can be a pain. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Adopt the following packing tips to make the activity fun while also keeping your belongings safe from wear and tear.
Chief Label Marker
Staying organized is important. So, keep a permanent marker close by for labeling.
Put a Lid On
Anything left unboxed can get dusty. Fill boxes to capacity. Half-empty boxes (or half-full, depending on your perspective) can shift during transportation while corners and sides can easily collapse if there’s nothing to support them. Foam peanuts are handy for filling gaps in boxes.
Weight It Out
Distribute the weight in packed boxes evenly. Make sure they are not too heavy for whoever may be lifting them.
Be Ultra-Careful With Fragile Items
Wrap all fragile items separately. Pack them tightly into strong or reinforced boxes, filling any gaps with paper or filler. Mark "fragile" on any boxes containing breakable items. Clearly label such boxes from all sides so that they can be easily identified by the lifters.