Self-storage units offer a convenient space for stowing your belongings, whether you want to create more room in your home or are relocating to a new town. From clothing and seasonal decorations to cars and RVs, there’s an option to suit every need. If you haven’t rented previously, however, you might be unsure where to start. Here are some basic do’s and don’ts.
Create Clear Walkways Within Your Unit
If your storage rental is full, it’ll be hard to move around, much less find items you need. Create a walkway (or walkways, depending on size) to navigate easily throughout the unit, placing the bulkiest items at the back and the rest off to the sides.
Label All Boxes
To make retrieving items easier, label every box. Color-coding also helps, so use different markers for clothing, decor, electronics, and other items. Stack boxes by weight, with the heaviest on the bottom and the lightest on the top. You might not consider this when you first pack your unit, but when you return, it will be a welcome relief, making everything easier to find and reach.
Wrap Items in Plastic
Plastic allows moisture to collect underneath, resulting in mold and mildew growing on your possessions and eventually ruining them. Use cloth, wrapping paper, or furniture pads instead.
Leave Your Unit Unlocked
Even if you’re walking between the unit and your car, ensure the door is always locked completely. Although this might seem silly if you can see the vehicle from the unit, if something is stolen, you’ll regret it. Never leave your valuables at risk.
Need a self-storage unit for your items? Turn to Rochester, NY’s Central Storage. The area’s go-to facility offers 300 affordable units in a wide range of sizes, from 10 x 10 to 10 x 30. In addition to clean, secure storage options, the staff is always on-site during business hours, ready and willing to help. Visit the website for more information, or call (585) 735-7019 today.