If you're a professional packrat , you've probably got plenty of experience packing you belongings away. Even if you've been doing this for years, you can still learn a little something new, so we've added a few tips and tricks that you can use to keep your items packed away properly.
Whether you're new to the storage game or not, there's always something helpful you can find to pass your packing time with us.
Keeping your items off the floor is almost essential. It might sound silly, but before renting your unit, there's no way to promise that the melting snow won't come under the door, or the adjacent unit won't have a spill that soaks its way into your heirloom sofa.
Each time you use a storage unit, wrap what you can in industrial plastic wrap. That way, we know that things are sealed up tight and it won't collect dust or creepy crawlies while it's doing time.
Although most units have security in them, 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!
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Even though you know exactly what you're putting in your storage unit at the time you open it, that doesn't mean in 6 months when you need back in it that you won't be digging for ages and opening random boxes until you find what you're after. Label everything. The hidden, the obvious, and you can even go as far as to make a checklist that hangs inside the door telling you where something might be.
Although this might not be an issue in some parts of the country, 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. Electronics, vinyl records, old photos (if humid), things of that nature all come out a little less awesome when not stored properly.
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.
Even the smallest storage unit can hold a great deal, just make sure you use the space wisely. This means packing things all the way to the ceiling. Bringing in plywood to lay across several boxes can help stabilize layers as you're stacking it up, up and up! It will take the pressure off the tops of your boxes and help keep things safe.