Self Storage and Moving Tips Weekly Recap

We’ve been posting self storage and moving tips daily on Twitter to assist persons who may be in the process of looking for self storage or moving. These tips are also helpful in general because just about every one might need to move or seek self storage at some point in time. Thanks to everyone who has retweeted our tips so far and we hope you have found them useful. We’ll continue to post these tips daily. In case you missed any, here’s a list of our tips for this month so far:

Self Storage Tips

  1. Check with your facility about the specifics of their policies before you store your vehicle.

  2. Climate controlled units cost more than regular units so consider the value of your items before making a decision.

  3. When possible, choose a facility that is completely fenced in with controlled gate access.

  4. Although canned food items may be stored, remember that perishable items, such as produce or meat, are not allowed.

  5. If you're a business owner, keep an ongoing detailed inventory of everything business-related you will be storing.

  6. If you will be expecting deliveries, as questions like "Can the facility accept deliveries on your behalf?"

  7. National trade associations such as the US Self Storage Association can be useful sources of information.

  8. Keep boxes in uniform sizes as they are much easier to stack.

  9. Place your items on boards or pallets to protect from dampness. Any concrete floor may become cold or damp.

  10. Store drapes, curtains, and clothing on hangers. If not, these items should be carefully folded.

Moving Tips

  1. Moving Tip of the Day: Get referrals for moving companies from local real estate agents and friends who have moved recently.

  2. Only consider moves who are licensed, bonded and insured.

  3. Form two lists - one for your current place and one for your new place to help you manage where everything will go.

  4. If you're moving with family members, assign a task to each person with an estimated time of completion.

  5. Assemble a kit of basic cleaning supplies in order to clean both your old and new place.

  6. Use see through garbage bags so that you will not have to reopen bags to see if it is garbage or something you packed.

  7. Pack books flat in order to protect their spines.

  8. Label ALL boxes for easy identification.