Any major life change, from a remodeling project to a move to a change in marital status can be made easier with a storage space. But when you get storage containers, you can make that transition even easier. Whatever you plan to store, there are some considerations to keep in mind throughout the process. Below you’ll find some do’s and don’ts of using storage containers.
Take Thorough Inventory
Before you get started on your moving or storage process, take the time to thoroughly inventory all of the things you’re packing away. This will give you a good idea of what kind of storage space you need and will help you plan packing materials as well.
Before you settle on any one storage facility, make sure you’ve checked up on it first. For a portable storage option, make sure the company’s moving methods are reliable and timely and make sure storage containers are kept at a secure location.
Label All of Your Boxes
Whether you are using long- or short-term storage, you’ll need to label all of your boxes carefully. If you need to access your possessions while they’re in storage, clear labeling will help you find them easily. It will also streamline your moving process by helping you determine where boxes need to go in your new home.
Store Anything Perishable or Valuable
No matter how secure your storage container is, it’s best not to store valuable or perishable items in it. Time, moisture, and dust can cause those items to deteriorate, so keep special belongings in a climate-controlled environment or consider a bank lockbox for valuables like jewelry and cash.
Skip the Packing Material
Even if you trust your container rental facility to be careful with your storage containers, take the time to carefully pack all of your breakables with newspaper, packing peanuts, or other cushioning materials. Boxes can be jostled during moving, but with the right packing technique, all of your possessions inside can be kept safe.
For a convenient moving and storage option, contact the professionals at Stocor Portable Storage, located in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. They’ll deliver storage containers to your location which you can then load at your convenience. Their state-of-the-art moving trucks can lift units up to 40 feet long and safely move them to the location of your choice. For more information about container rentals with Stocor, call them today at (715) 423-7368 or visit their website.