Checklist: The Best Self-Storage Tips and Tricks

2 Comment(s) | Posted | by Norm Kotoch, Jr. |

If you are new to self storage, it can seem like an overwhelming undertaking. But, you don’t need to be a self-storage aficionado to tackle organizing and packing like a pro. 

Below, we offer self-storage tips that will make you feel like an expert every time you approach your storage unit.

Tips For Unit Organization

For the best self-storage experience, go in with a plan. If you approach your unit trying to load miscellaneous boxes as quickly as you can, you will suffer when it’s time to retrieve or organize your items at a later date. Here are our top tips to stay organized: 

Tips to Protect Your Items

An organized unit is useless if your items are not properly protected. Certain items, such as clothing, electronics or furniture, require specific care. These tips can help protect your belongings:

Tips to Get The Most For Your Money 

Get the most bang for your buck by carefully selecting a self-storage provider with great customer service, multiple unit options and additional amenities. Below are a few ways you get the most for your money:

How do you get the most out of your self-storage experience? Share below. 

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  1. Lillian Schaeffer's avatar
    Lillian Schaeffer
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    Thanks for bringing to my attention that you should use vertical space to maximize the amount of room you're getting for the money you're paying. My husband and I are going to be downsizing significantly, so there's a lot of stuff we're going to have to put into storage since we won't have nearly as much space in our new home. We'll want to put as much stuff in a single storage unit as possible, so maybe we could find some cheap shelves to put in there so we can use all of the vertical space possible.
  2. Malia Davis's avatar
    Malia Davis
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    I like your tip to create a pathway into your storage unit. That would be a good idea because then you would have access to all of your stuff, even the stuff that's at the back. we actually need access to everything since we have lots of documents in various boxes, so I'll remember this when we finally find a unit to put our stuff in. Thanks for the tip!

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