Moving to a new home or a new location can be quite exciting. You look forward to living in another environment with new people. But the stress can come once you start packing your personal items, bringing them to the self storage facility and organizing them inside your unit.
If you have loads of stuff that kept accumulating in your home through the years, expect to spend a lot of time packing your marriages. And do not even rush things because you will not be able to organize your possessions. It would be a good idea to schedule the days you will put your items in boxes. Make a list if you must to help you organize your things in the right boxes.
Here are some simple tips then that you can follow to help you in this process.
If you have electronic devices to keep in self storage units, make sure that you do not use them at least a day before packing the items. These devices typically get hot when in use and you want to give them time to cool down first. This step should give you peace of mind that your stuff will not cause any damage.
When you have cabinets to store, a tip to save you additional space is to put your linens and clothes inside them. This way, you would no longer need boxes to keep those items. You may put a deodorizer, though, inside the cabinet to keep your clothes and linens smelling good while in storage.
Do purchase several boxes in advance and of different sizes if possible. You will have them handy while organizing and packing your things. It's better that you have extra boxes available than getting short of them while in the middle of your packing activity. It will only give you additional stress and headache if you ran out of box and you're pressed for time.
Now while using these boxes, it is easy for people to just put as many items in there as they want. But this is a wrong move because you also have to consider the weight of the things you put inside. Remember not to overload the boxes so they will not get damaged easily especially during transport.
If you're a book and magazine collector, make sure to divide these items into several boxes. You can put them on the bottom part only or you may put them in an upright position on the sides of the boxes. This procedure will serve to protect your other items inside the box. Then combine the books with lighter things such as accessories and linens or clothes.
The most important step you should not forget before you seal your boxes is to label them properly. The labeling can be done while you're still in the packing process so you will not forget the contents of the box. Provide a name of the contents on all sides of the box as much as possible.
So there, follow these simple steps and you will surely have peace of mind moving forward.