As the seasons change, it marks the time for packing and storing all of your seasonal gear. From portable swimming pools and kayaks in the summer to snow tires, skis and other sports gear in the winter. These items can become a clutter in your basement, garage or other areas of your home. Self storage provides a solution to this problem, but what is the best way to organize your items to make the best use of self storage units? Here are some tips and tricks to get you started.
Most self storage facilities tend to be a little out of the way, so you will need to consider access to make the best use of your unit. You won’t want to spend your time going back and forth to your mini storage if you find that you need something. If you want to make the most efficient use of your storage, divide your items into things that will not be used in the coming months. For example, you are not likely to need your above ground pool in November, so get it collapsed and stored.
If you have a large amount of items that need to be seasonally stored, you may find that you need to hire a vehicle to transport them, so you will only want to do this a couple of times a year. However, if you time it correctly, you can put your summer items into storage and pull your winter items out at the same time to save on trips to the unit.
Even the best self storage facilities will still be prone to dust; the worst may be a little damp. So you need to ensure that any items you intend to put into self storage units are properly packed. It is a good idea to use plastic storage covers to keep your items protected, but be aware that they can encourage condensation. You may find that protective sheets are a better solution. Usually, most items will be fine in sturdy boxes and containers, but keep an eye when you take a trip to your unit for any signs of damp. Boxes can quickly become compromised by mold and mildew.
The main benefit of self storage is that it is a safe and secure location for your excess belongings. However, not all storage facilities can offer this level of security. Before committing to any self storage units, it is a good idea to check the level of protection offered. The right facility will reassure you of their security and address any concerns you may have.
Whether you are in need of temporary self storage for a home move or need a more long term storage solution, you should speak to us. The Lead Quote Movers team can use their industry experience to connect you with companies that can provide solutions for your unique requirements. We would also be happy to advise you on any storage issues or questions you may have.
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