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Looking To Store Your Goods? Important Tips To Save You Money

If you are moving, renovating or just want to unclutter your home then self storage is a great solution. Before you start packing up for the big move day take a minute to go through these tips, they will save you a lot of time and money.

1. Get the right unit size. Most stores have helpful and friendly managers that will be able to quickly and easily recommend the correct unit size for your needs. There is no need to pay for a large unit when you don't need all that space. Similarly if you require access to your goods frequently then a larger space will be more beneficial so you can pack boxes with aisles. Most customers choose a unit size much larger than they need and end up paying up to 50% more than they should.

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2. Pack using uniform boxes. You can get second hand boxes cheaper but these will end up costing you in the long run, as they break easily and when stacked become soft and will sag, causing damage to your items. Most storage companies sell packaging so you can get the correct boxes as well as tape and permanent markers all in one stop.

3. Cover you furniture and mattress. Our managers have too often seen a couch or mattress that has been pulled out of storage after many months, that is no longer usable as it is covered in dust. Purchase a plastic cover to seal your valuables and you won't regret it later.

4. Pack your unit with large items first. This will allow you to pack smaller and lighter items on top and in between the larger items. Ultimately this saves space and ensures you don't damage any goods. A microwave in a box under a fridge is never a good thing.

Posted by Stor-Age Self Storage - 07 October 2010 |