Moving requires considerable planning and organizing to ensure every step of the process goes off without a hitch. If you’re moving to a new space or you want to downsize, a storage unit is an ideal solution for keeping your belongings safe. Below is a guide on what you can and can’t store in your unit.
What To Store
As you’re packing, decide what you’re taking with you to the new location and what you want to store. Make sure you have an idea of how many pieces will be put away so you can rent the right size storage unit.
Furniture can be easily stored, especially if you have extra pieces that won’t fit in your new place, but ensure it is properly packed before placing inside the container. Cover all wooden components and make sure they are set higher than floor level in case a flood occurs. If tables and chairs can be broken down, do so to make organizing the unit easier. Make sure televisions and mirrors are padded and set upright. If you have antique furniture, consider a professional packing service to keep pieces secure.
For clothing, wash and thoroughly dry before placing in a plastic storage bin with a secure lid. Try to organize by season so it will be easy for you to access what you need when the weather changes. Consider adding a shelving system inside the storage unit so you can place small electronics and appliances safely off the floor. Cover everything in blankets and sheets to stave off dust.
What Not to Store
Perishable and hazardous items shouldn’t be placed in a unit. Food—even canned items—can attract bugs and hazardous objects—from paint cans to fuel containers—can cause a fire. Many units ban storing cleaners, paint, paint thinners, and even batteries, so make sure to read the list of prohibited items before storing belongings. Explosives such as ammunition and fireworks are also not allowed.
For convenient self-storage in the Kalispell and Evergreen areas in Montana, head to Meridian Mini Storage. With two clean, well-maintained locations and a secure, locked gate, customers know their items are safe 24 hours a day. At their office location, their trained staff is on site Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist with any needs. The storage units are guarded by security cameras at night. To learn more about storage options, call (406) 257-5566 or visit their website to contact them online.