Packing Your Self-Storage Unit

Using a self-storage unit is a great way to clear space in your home and to store valuable items safely – it removes the stress of clutter from you. Whether you are renovating your property, moving to a smaller home or heading off on your travels, hiring storage space gives you the opportunity to hang on to your goods on a long-term basis.

Renting A Suitable Space

There’s no point hiring a huge space if you only have a handful of items to store that could be easily stored in a unit. Pick a self-storage company, such as Cheap London Storage, that offers a range of unit sizes instead of a one-size-fits-all system. If you’re not sure what space you need, have a chat with one of our team members and we’ll talk you through what type of self-storage unit you need.

Safe Self-Storage

Label your items so that you can keep yourself right when you finally go and retrieve them – whenever that may be. Attach labels to your boxes rather than writing directly onto them as you may wish to recycle and reuse them in the future. Keep these descriptions brief but record a detailed list in a notebook so you can access any item you need at a later date without opening up all your boxes as this can be a hassle. Remember to update your lists if you add or remove anything so that you know what’s coming and going.

Preparing Your Unit

Prepare your unit in advance so that it’s ready to hold your stuff straight away. Use plastic or cotton sheeting on the floor of your storage unit to protect items and to make it easier to shift furniture around. Speak to your chosen storage provider to find out if they can provide this for you.

Packing Your Boxes

Try not to overfill your boxes with heavy items as this can make it difficult to move them around easily. Protect delicate items with bubble wrap or newspaper and cover the corners of furniture with newspaper to prevent damage in transit. Use packaging to pad out your boxes so that they do not become squashed, especially when you’ve packed glass as they may smash if dropped or during transit.

Effectively Packing Your Unit

It’s essential to ensure you put heavy items at the bottom and lighter items on top when you pack boxes. Put valuable goods towards the back of the unit but make sure you leave an aisle so that all your possessions are within easy reach as you may never know when you need something. Place belongings you may need to access in the near future towards the front of the unit.

Find Out How We Can Help

If you would like to find out more about the services that we offer, get in touch with us today. We look forward to helping you with your storage needs.