Once you have selected a self storage unit, you will want to make the most of the space you have. Reputable storage facilities will have many tools to make your self storage experience easy. You can use your local self storage facility to store almost anything, from furniture, stock, materials, cars, boats, office equipment and even wine but you want to use it efficiently so you only pay for the space you need.
Here are our top 3 tips to making the most of your storage unit:-
1) Take advantage of extra services!
Many self storage facilities offer a range of extra services free. This can include Free Move In services and Free Trailer Hire. Most facilities will also provide a range trolleys to help you move into your unit. Also don’t be scared to ask self storage staff for advice when packing your unit as their experience will help make the most of your space.
2) Use the height!
A storage unit is typically just under 3 meters tall. Stacking the items to take advantage of the height may be the difference between a larger unit or fitting into a smaller unit. Make sure you stack the lighter boxes and furniture on top of the heavier boxes or items to ensure nothing gets crushed. Stand lounges on their end, get dining chairs up high out of the way, dismantle bed frames etc.
3) Use quality boxes and protection!
Using quality boxes will allow you to stack your boxes to the ceiling without crushing the boxes at the bottom of the stack. It is a very efficient use of space. Also use blankets, cardboard etc to put on or over and protect furniture so you can stack items on top.
An alternative to all this is to use a Removalist as they are also experts in stacking and packing.