Moving into Storage Space

Perhaps you’re moving and your new home is not yet ready

Moving away temporarily or downsizing a home. Storage facilities offer the space and convenience you need for a smooth and stress-free moving experience when moving into storage space.

It is always advised to hire professional movers for any and all of your relocation needs. They will professionally pack, load and move your belongings safely and efficiently. Moving into storage space requires just as much planning as the moving process itself. A professional moving company will store your belongings at a secure storage facility, hold them on site, and then move them in when you are ready.

You will have a peace of mind knowing your belongings are being securely packed, moved and stored by experienced professionals who will avoid making mistakes that can have devastating effects to your belongings. Here are some of the important steps you should know when moving your things into storage.

Storage Space

It is of great importance to figuring out how much storage space you will need and can be quite tricky. When assessing the size, don’t forget to consider getting a space slightly larger than you think you need if it’s going to act as storage that you access often. Not having all of your stuff fit can become quite a headache and added expenses.

Climate Controlled Storage

When making storage plans, climate controlled storage is your solution to storing climate-sensitive valuables like antiques, electronics, artwork, wine and pharmaceuticals. It is not unusual to find wood that has warped or fabric that has mildewed after having been stored in a standard storage unit.

Storage Restrictions

Consider that all storage facilities have restrictions on what they will allow you to store when moving into storage space. This is for your own protection as well as that of the facility staff and other customers. As a general rule, any item or material that is considered “inherently dangerous” will not be allowed inside your storage rental.

Adequate Storing

It’s important that you pick the right self-storage facility and once you do, it’s even more important you pack your storage unit correctly. The goal is to use all of the space in the most efficient way, while still maintaining some access to your items in case you need them while they’re in storage.

Try to use boxes that are a uniform size, they’re easier to stack (remember; keep the heavy ones on the bottom and the light ones on top). Leave small walkways between the boxes and furniture in your storage unit so you can easily get to the items you want without having to move anything around.

Don’t forget to label the boxes, and be specific

After months in storage, you won’t remember which is what. Label the sides not the top, this way you will be able to identify the boxes when they are stacked on top if each other. Cover your furniture with mattress bags, sofa covers and upholstery bags to protect it from dust and moisture. Appliances like a fridge or freezer should be stored clean and dry. Always leave the door slightly open to let air circulate and prevent mold. Read more on packing tips.


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