Last month we told you how to store your winter clothing so that nothing gets damaged. Check out that blog here. This month, we are getting ready to start packing up the summer gear and putting it into storage while taking out the fall/winter items. It can be a stressful time for a first time self-storage renter. We have put together some helpful instructions to make your storage experience a breeze and save you countless trips to and from your storage unit.
There is a lot involved in planning your trip to your storage unit.
- Sort your belongings that you are taking to your unit and place alike items into piles.
- Properly pack each pile. Use moving blankets, totes, and sturdy cardboard boxes to keep your belongings from getting damaged. If you need packing supplies, we have an assortment in the office that you can purchase.
- Keep a list of the items you are storing so you know what you have in your storage unit each time you swap items out every season.
- Plan in advance what is coming back with you before you go to drop off your items so you don’t have to take multiple trips to and from your unit.
- If you are using a trailer to move your belongings to your storage unit make sure your tires are inflated to the correct psi and that your belongings are securely strapped down so you don’t lose any items.
- Travel to your unit with the items that you are dropping off and enough boxes, blankets, and totes to bring home the items you were storing.
- When you arrive at your storage unit, remove each item that you plan to take home with you from your unit. Clean up and clear out the space to start unloading your vehicle.
- Pack up your items that were stored and pack them carefully into your vehicle and enjoy them for the start of the new season!