Friday, February 14, 2014

8 Tips For Using Storage Units


Consider few things for using self storage units:
  1. Pallets: Keeping your items off the floor is very essential.
  2. Wrap What You Can: Each time you use a storage unit, try to wrap what you can in an industrial plastic wrap. 
  3. Use A Hefty Small Lock: Find an all-weather pad lock that has a short arm to ensure a bolt cutter can't slide it's way in to be sliced open. 
  4. Label: Label everything. The hidden, the obvious, and you can even go as far as to make a checklist. 
  5. Plan For Temperature Changes: There are a few things that don't like the cold or the heat and should either be double wrapped or well insulated or not stored at all. 
  6. Winter? Carry Sand!: Carry cat litter, sand or even spare sheets of plywood to help you unload or access your items. 
  7. Protect The Space: While we're concerned about protecting what we put in the unit, protecting the unit itself is also important — there can be heavy fines for scarring the unit during your tenancy. 
  8. Bust Out Your Tetris Skills: Even the smallest storage unit can hold a great deal, just make sure you use the space wisely which means packing things all the way to the ceiling.

1 comment:

  1. Just like you say in the article it is important to label everything, and know where everything is in the unit. If you ever need to get something out you don't want to have to pull everything out of the unit, then put it all back. If it is all labeled you will easily be able to find it. Great list to consider when putting things in a storage unit.