Certain scenarios arise where you might need to find a place to store your possessions. Maybe you’re preparing to move or you’re looking for a secure facility to store valuable belongings. Or, you might have just run out of space in your home or garage.
Regardless of your reasons for needing a storage solution, here are a few important considerations to make when storing your belongings.
1. Understand What You Can (and Can’t) Store
Just because you are paying to store your belongings in a storage facility doesn’t mean you can keep whatever you want there.
Most storage facilities place restrictions on the type of items you can house within their facility.
For example, while household items like furniture and appliances are fine, you probably won’t be able to store things like gasoline, chemicals, combustible materials or any other similar dangerous goods that might be a potential hazard.
2. Make A List of Items In Storage
You also want to make sure you don’t lose track of (or forget about) certain items you have in storage.
To prevent this from happening, it’s helpful to create a simple list. Write down all the items you have added to the storage locker/container along with their approximate value.
This will also be helpful for insurance purposes if something were to happen to your things.
3. Use Environment-proof Containers
It’s also a good idea to use airtight containers rather than cardboard boxes for your possessions, especially if you plan on keeping them in storage for an extended period of time.
This will help protect them against moisture in the air that can cause mold or other problems. It also provides a secure barrier against water if the storage area were to flood.
4. Be Mindful of The Storage Space
Remember, when you rent a storage unit, you’re paying for space.
That’s why it’s important to be mindful of which items you’re actually putting into storage.
For example, if the item is easily replaceable, holds no real value (sentimental or otherwise) ask yourself – is it really worth it to store this item?
If you just put everything into storage without carefully considering this question, you risk running out of space to store items that actually are valuable and need to be kept in storage.
5. Find a Quality Storage Solution
It’s also important to select a storage facility where you know your belongings will be safe.
This means they need to have a quality security system and storage solutions that fit your requirements.
For example, if you have some high-value items, you might not want to just put them in any old storage locker. You would probably prefer it if they were kept in an area specifically designed for high-value items.
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