There are many times in your life that you will need to store some items or when you are about to move and you want to secure belongings for a specific length of time. When you are choosing to store items in a storage unit or storage container it is important to know what to do and how to go about it. Storing items and boxing them is an art form that takes some time, effort and really training to get it right. Nothing is worse then getting a storage space only to find out that it is too small to fit what you want or that it is large and you have a ton of unused space. You want to do what you can to fit the storage unit to your needs before you get started. There are some tips on ways to do that.
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What Items are You Storing?: The first thing you want to do is to decide what you are trying to store. Are you going to be storing a whole house while you start over or move in with someone? Are you downsizing to a smaller space and you want to keep things that mean something to you? Do you want to use the storage space as a place to keep things that you don’t want to have in the house such as seasonal items? This will have a large impact on the space that you will need when choosing a storage size.
Storage Inventory Management: Now that you have decided what area of the house you are trying to take into storage you want to walk through and take an inventory. You want to make sure that you go through each room including the garage and make a list of all items you will be taking to storage. This includes smaller belongings that will be packed in a box. This will help when you are deciding on the right size storage space that you need as well as packing materials that you will use. This list will be used to get a better understanding on how each item will be placed in the storage unit or container.
Storage Unit Measurements: You want to also take some time to measure the larger items that you will be taking to storage. This might be a Christmas tree, a piano, a bookshelf or table and chairs. The larger items will need a specific amount of space or length. This is why you want to measure these belongings and take a note. It is also a good time to look at the smaller objects and determine how many boxes you will be placing as well. You can measure the size of the box and multiply it out so that you can ensure there is space available.