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Use your temporary self-storage effectively

Make the most of temporary self storage

When it comes to temporary self-storage, there are many reasons you will find yourself in need of somewhere safe to store your items. You may be decorating the house and want to protect your treasured keepsakes and furniture from damage. Alternatively, you may want some extra space by decluttering the house. Or you want to keep some things secure while you move home. Whatever the reason for needing temporary storage space, here we give you some top tips on how to use your temporary self-storage effectively.

Choosing the right unit

One of the first things you will need to consider when choosing the best temporary self-storage unit is the size. A more compact unit is a cost-effective temporary storage unit solution. It’s ideal if you only want to store a few small items. A forty square foot will hold a similar amount to a transit van. If you’re going to keep a lot of bulky items and furniture, choose a large-capacity storage unit. Self-storage units are available in various sizes. So, you will be able to find the best storage container to fit your needs.

What to place in temporary self-storage

When deciding on which items to put in temporary self-storage, a good rule is to have a clear-out first. Sort through everything you want to store and throw away or donate things you no longer use or want. Doing this before taking things to the storage unit is essential. It will ensure you have the space for the items that really matter to you.

The most common things people choose to store include:

  • Household appliances
  • Furniture
  • Home decor items
  • Garden equipment
  • Seasonal decorations
  • Toys
  • Magazines and books

When adding items to a storage unit, the main thing to consider is only to choose stuff you won’t want to access immediately or use regularly. 

How to pack a self-storage unit

After choosing the best size storage unit for your items, you will want to pack everything correctly. It will help ensure you maximise the space in your temporary self-storage unit. Here are a few tips on how to pack a self-storage unit to make the most of the available space:

  • Organise items into boxes
  • Place similar items together in the same box
  • Label boxes on the top and sides
  • Make a list of what is going to storage and which box it is in
  • Stack heavier boxes on the bottom
  • Place lighter items on the top
  • Put things you may need to access at the front of the storage container

How to manage self-storage

Even if you only want temporary self-storage space, you may find that things have to stay in there longer than you anticipated. In that case, you will need to manage the self-storage container to keep things in top condition. Ensure you don’t put anything perishable in the unit, such as food. These items can spoil and cause damage to other things in the storage container.

Some of your items may be sensitive to certain conditions, like heat or humidity. Leather or suede clothing, furniture, or wooden items may require special attention. You should visit the unit periodically to check your stored items. You can remove anything causing issues, such as mould or damp before it affects anything else.

If you need temporary self-storage or long-term storage solutions, we have units of various sizes available. A top new location for storage units is our affordable self-storage King’s Lynn. All of our self-storage sites provide excellent facilities and feature top security systems, so you have peace of mind when choosing to rent a storage unit. Contact us today for great deals on storage units. We have storage locations across the UK.