Baton Rouge Mini Storage realizes many people use self storage units as an extension of their home or business. Our storage units are often used as highly organized, easily accessible spaces that free up space from home or work. Below are 3 useful tips to help you maximize your storage experience.
Step 1: Plan What You Will Store
Step 2: Choose the Right Size Unit
Step 3: Organize and Pack Your Items with a Plan in Mind
Packing in Boxes
Here are some general tips for packing with boxes.
Box up everything that you can. Anything left unboxed in a self-storage facility can get dusty.
Fill boxes to capacity. The contents in half-empty boxes can shift during transport or lifting. Corners and sides can collapse if there’s nothing to support them. Distribute the weight in packed boxes evenly. Make sure they are not too heavy for you and others who may be lifting them. Clearly label all boxes on more than one side so you can easily identify the contents.
Always have plenty of packing tape. Leaving boxes untaped with folded closes is not recommended. It's important when preparing boxes for storage nothing is able to get in. Not only is having packing tape available at time of storage preparation important, but also having packing tape available during the move, and leaving rolls of tape with your stored valuable for future visits is equally important.
Using labels is critical. When preparing for storage knowing what contents are in each box makes the entire experience easier. We highly recommend labeling your boxes on multiple sides. Effective labeling will make it easier for you to find what you're looking for later. In addition to making your life easier, it will also assist whomever you trust to locate your items for you in the future, and in the event you are not available.
Make a List
Write everything down! You'll thank yourself later.
Before you pack even one box, create a simple record keeping system.
Here's how to create your list:
Place a number on EVERY box you pack and list the contents on your list.
When describing the box contents, be specific.
Example: "Mary's pants" is more specific than "pants".