Three Fundamental Precautions for Effective and Safe Self-Storage

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Three Fundamental Precautions for Effective and Safe Self-Storage

24 June 2022
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you are going through a period of transition in your home, such as a relocation, downsizing, decluttering or renovations, consider using a self-storage facility. This storage solution is ideal because of its flexibility for different needs. In simple terms, you can choose from a range of units, depending on the type and number of items you need to store. Moreover, self-storage is suitable for both short-term and long-term needs. Regardless of your end goal, here are essential guidelines for safe and effective storage.

Use Suitable Containers 

The correct containers are essential for organising and protecting items in a self-storage facility. Therefore, you should select and purchase some boxes after renting your storage space. Where possible, choose cartons of the same size for easier stacking. Different box sizes are more likely to topple over when piled, and the variety will limit the maximum use of the storage unit. Avoid damaged boxes because they will lose their structural integrity and make your items vulnerable. You can also use plastic containers to store any valuable possessions vulnerable to moisture damage.

However, avoid using them for keeping anything that requires breathability or ventilation. Additionally, consider using a desiccant to reduce moisture in your container. If you are storing large items that cannot be placed in boxes, such as household furniture or equipment, plan on covering to minimise exposure to unfavourable conditions like dust and moisture.

Prepare Labels and a List

Proper management of your stored items is crucial, especially if you intend to access the self-storage unit occasionally. Therefore, you should make sure the storage containers are labelled clearly before storage. Moreover, consider creating a list of the items in your storage space. This practice is crucial for keeping track of your possessions. Also, if someone else needs to access your storage with your permission, they can use the list and labels. Additionally, you can use the record of your items and accompanying photographs when getting insurance for your self-storage unit.

Organise the Storage

Finally, consider the best approach to arranging your containers and other items in your self-storage unit. Begin by covering the floor with a suitable sheet to prevent direct contact between your items and the ground. When organising the space, ensure the heaviest items are put in first. Their weight will guarantee maximum stability, allowing for stacking. Also, you must think about the need for future access. Leave enough space to move around the storage unit, and keep the items you might need closer to the aisle.