Relocating is a difficult task and it gets worse when it is to another country. Relocating overseas will involve a lot of paperwork and planning and various coordination and arrangement. It is important to be well prepared for the move and planning needs to start months before. There is a high chance that your items will be in storage for a long period of time when you are away and you want to find a place that offers safe and secure storage at reasonable prices.
Choosing a storage company needs extensive research and proper planning. The most important factor is the location. Although you will not be accessing your items regularly, you need a place that is accessible by both private car and public transport in the event you need your family or friends to mail something over to you. Next up is the size of the storage unit. Since the price differs based on the storage unit size, you need one that fits your requirements perfectly. If the storage unit is too small, you will end up having to pay more for another unit. If you rent a unit that is too big, you waste money on that excess space. The way that you pack your items is so very important. You will need to spend time and effort to pack them properly in the toughest manner possible to save on space.
If the items that you are storing consists of fragile or sensitive things, you may wish to consider using a temperature and moisture controlled unit. Items such as paintings or electronic devices are extremely sensitive of moisture and water will affect their integrity. Although these units will cost more, it will ensure that your items will not get damaged.
Storing your things in similar shaped boxes will allow ease of stacking and efficient usage of space. Always remember to place heavier boxes at the bottom and lighter ones at the top. For added security, fill each box to the brim before stacking them as a half filled box will tend to collapse when another box is placed on top of it.
Most self storage units offer excellent security features. However, you should not be complacent. Always take security into your own hands and do your part to prevent theft. Place all valuable items at the back of the storage unit so that it is difficult for any potential thief to access to it. Instead of using the lock provided, use a sturdy and tamper proof lock that you can purchase outside albeit at a higher cost.
Storage when relocating can be a difficult task for many but it can also be easy if proper planning is done. A lot of hard work is required to ensure a smooth transition but the reward will be extremely satisfying knowing that your items are in good hands and in a safe and secured environment.