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The Do’s and Don’t of Storing Your Belongings

Self Storage can be a great way to keep excess household goods and collectibles save and dry from the elements without cluttering your home. Either short term or long term, the biggest concern is how to pack your items so that they don’t get damaged. You want to be sure that you are maximizing the space of your storage unit. Packing things in a way that is best suited for the space you have. Following our advice below you’ll have a better idea of storing your belongings the best way.

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Choose the right unit

When packing your valuables in another location you’ll want to be sure that you choose the right moving company. You want a company that has a track record of good reviews and is insured and secure. Read up on the local storage units in your area. Find a company that has solid and consistent reviews. Don’t go for the place that has the cheapest rates because you may find that their security is lower.

Take some time to choose the right company as well. You’ll want to spend a few days or longer making a decision. From there you should think about the size of unit you need. The price range you can afford and where the unit will be located. If you wait too long to book you may find that the perfect unit for your needs is no longer available. Lastly, make sure you have an inventory of what you want to store. This can make it a lot easier to be sure that the things you need to store will have enough room to be stored. Your inventory list will mean that no items will be overlooked.

Packing Your Unit

When you have found the right storage unit it is best to keep your unit packed correctly and with the right items. For example, you don’t want to store super valuable items like collector cards, jewelry or other rare pieces. Those might do better in a bank lockbox or a small safe in your home. Keep in mind when packing your unit that you have to keep up with your monthly payments. A lot of storage companies make you sign a contract, and lapses in payments result in auctioning off the money.

General Advice

One of the worst things that clients can do is share their keys or keycodes with the people in their lives. You may trust your family or friends quite a lot but with a code or a key can easily find their way into your belongings and take what they like. Be sure that your access is in a secure place so that you don’t lose your keys. Taking the time to find the right storage can be a great way to manage storing your belongings safely.

When you are ready to discuss your storage needs you can call Elite Moving and Storage and speak with one of our representatives. (888) 693-9080


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