Top 5 Self Storage Tips
1: Choosing the right size storage room for the job.
Before calling a self storage company for a quote, consider all the items you wish to store, so that we can give you the most accurate quote. Also think about what can be stacked and whether your sofa (if storing) can stand on it’s end without damaging it, if it can, this saves a lot of space.
2: DIY or Removal Company
The majority of our customers use either a self drive van or a ‘man and van’ service. We can point you in the right direction for these and help you determine what the best option is for your circumstances
3: Boxes and labelling
Using quality boxes of a uniform size will save space and ensure they are still stacked neatly when you come to access or remove them. Also, try to fill boxes and when stacking, stack in order of weight, heaviest on the bottom to lightest on top.
Take a look at our ‘Box Shop’ for the type of boxes we recommend.
You’d be surprised how often and how long customers spend looking for items they think are in storage, only to find they never bought them in in the first place! This is generally because when moving to storage, life is in turmoil and things tend to get thrown in!
An inventory not only helps us give you a more accurate quote, it allows you to recall exactly what you have stored and where.
5: Flat Pack
We advise disassembling any large furniture you can, this way it will take up less space, hopefully resulting in your need for a smaller storage room.