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How to Get the Most Out of Your Storage Unit

How to Get the Most of Rented Storage Units

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to keep some of your items in one of our mobile storage units, here are some useful tips for getting the most of your storage unit.

• Pack Efficiently
The best way to get the most out of a storage space is to make sure your items are packed in a way that will minimize the amount of space they take up. Boxes and other packing items can help keep items contained and packed neatly.

• Choose a storage unit of the right size
When selecting a storage unit for your items, it is important that you choose one of the right size. Ideally, you want to determine exactly how much storage space you’ll need for your stuff and then select the smallest possible unit that will be able to accommodate all of the items you plan on storing.

• Keep your Items organized
After going to great lengths to get all of your items packed and stored efficiently, it can be very frustrating to not know what is where if your stuff is not organized. Using labels and keeping like things together are two easy ways to keep your items organized in storage.

• Wrap or cover your stuff
Covering items with plastic wrap can be a great way to keep it from getting dusty after a prolonged period in storage. Additionally, covering items can help protect them from damage during the moving process.

• Get insurance
Having your items insured can offer you peace of mind if you plan on keeping valuable items in storage for a long period of time. Be sure to know the particulars of your insurance plan and read the fine print before signing the contract.

• Hire reputable movers
There are countless horror stories out there of unscrupulous and unreliable movers who’ve ripped off customers or offered inadequate services. A quality, full-service moving company can not only help you move your items, but they can also assist with packing and may even offer storage units for rent.

Moving? Don’t Forget to Make This Change

Moving can be stressful especially due to the long to do list. Many have forgotten to add this to their list – transferring or getting new insurance. How can you make sure you do not miss this important task?

Don’t wait. Talk to you current insurance agent now! The process isn’t as tough as it seems. Below are some key questions to investigate about moving and transferring insurance. Have you talked to your agent?

If want to keep your current insurance company, give your agent a call. They can assist you finding a new agent or how to transfer your policies to your new address.

Are your prized possessions covered while you’re moving?

Depending on how you have chosen to move – hired movers, rental truck, a portable container, or do it yourself in the back of your trusted truck – your property may or may not be covered from the time it leaves your home until it arrives at your new destination.  So double-check your policy or call your agent.

If your own insurance policy won’t cover your possessions, you can get coverage through your moving company. By federal law, moving companies have to offer supplemental insurance for your property that will cover a set percentage of replacement costs, but you’ll need to increase that amount to get full coverage.

Packing Techniques – TV

The TV is often one of the last items people pack because it’s a source of entertainment amid the tedious packing and stress of moving. Because of this, packing the TV becomes a rush job. Instead, if you plan just a little, you can avoid common mistakes and prevent damage to your TV.
Watch the video below on a Packing Techniques for  TVs we have use.

10 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

So you found a new place! It’s all great and thrilling until you start to think about how much stuff you have.

1. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials.
2. Pack the items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic bin.
3. Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing to save on bubble wrap.
4. For extra padding, pack your glasses and stemware in clean socks.
5. In addition to labeling what’s in your boxes, add what room they’ll be going into, as well.
6. If you can, show up to your new home before the move and pre-clean the bathroom and kitchen.
7. Cover the openings of your toiletries with saran wrap, then put the tops back on.
8. Pack plates vertically, like records. They’ll be less likely to break.
9. Keep drawers intact by covering them with Press’n Seal.
10. Buy a roll of stretch wrap.

The Benefits of Mobile Storage

If you are in the process of looking for a storage unit, consider these five great benefits that portable storage offers:

1. Convenience

One of the greatest benefits to portable storage is the convenience. Different from standard storage units, portable storage units are delivered directly to the location where items will be packed. Whether it’s a home, apartment, campus, military base, construction site or more, you gain the ability to pack up your storage unit right from your original destination. An additional benefit is that you’ll know exactly how much you can pack into your unit without having to wonder if you have packed too much or not enough.

2. Ease of Transport

Having your storage unit delivered directly to a storage site saves you the added task of trying to get a moving truck, then unloading the truck once you reach the storage facility. With portable storage, your packed unit is transported exactly as you packed it, and delivered to the storage site. This way, you don’t have to rely on having separate transport methods for your stored items. It’s easily done, all in one with portable storage.

3. Good Protection

Portable storage units provide all of the same protection that traditional units provide and they provide temperature controlled protection as well. Locked in a secured facility, they are under the same watchful protection that you will find with traditional storage space.

4. Reduced Costs

With portable storage, you’re only paying for the cost of the storage. You avoid additional fees like renting a moving truck and you don’t have to worry about getting charged for rental time you did not use in case you needed the rental truck longer. This is beneficial if you are trying to conserve spending costs related to storing items.

5. Versatility

One of the greatest advantages to portable storage is the versatility it provides. If a need arises for you to store your unit on-site, you have the ability to do so. This is a plus for construction companies who may need extra space for tools and equipment while working on a project, or if your home has been damaged by a storm, and you need a place to house your belongings while repairs are made. No matter how you choose to utilize portable storage, it provides an alternative that gives you options with added versatility.

 

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