Moving can be a complicated and stressful process. Packing a lifetime’s worth of furniture, clothes, and other belongings is a time consuming effort. Renting a self storage unit can give you some peace of mind as you try to decide what to bring with you, get rid, of and store. Self storage units provide a place to keep your belongings in between the move or as you try to decide what you want to keep. The following checklist will help you make the most efficient use of your self storage unit as you make a big move.
Be careful when packing and moving items
You don’t want to put a ton of effort into a move and find your items have been destroyed in the moving process. Avoid needless damage by keeping boxes limited to no more than 50 pounds each. Encase valuable items in bubble wrap and place heavier items on the ground, with smaller boxes on top. Maximize your space by carefully stacking the boxes, but be sure to leave room to get to your items.
Find a self storage facility that is conveniently located
Self storage facilities fail to be convenient if they are too far out of the way. Choose a self storage facility close to your new home so your belongings are only a short drive away. Location is especially important if you choose to store items you use regularly like fishing supplies or other items related to your hobbies.
Label and pack boxes in reverse order
You may know where everything is while you are packing, but it is easy to get everything mixed up once the items are put into your self storage unit. To avoid this problem, make sure everything has a clear label on all sides of the box or packaging. Another effective strategy to keep things organized is packing in reverse order. Consider packing items you will not need right away at the beginning, then pack essential items last. Once you begin unpacking your belongings, you will have access to your essentials right away. Also, keep what you think you will need closer to the front of the self storage unit.
Looking for a self storage unit to help you organize your move? Contact Sparky’s Storage Solutions in Amarillo,Texas. We offer an access controlled gate with closed circuit video surveillance. Call us today at (806) 353-9500 or Contact Us via email for more information. You can also visit our location at 7550 Golden Pond Place in Amarillo, Texas.