Are You Moving soon?
When moving house, there are lots of reasons why you may look to store your belongings. Whether you’re looking for temporary storage while unpacking or a long term solution to your excess items, storage is a perfect option for those relocating to a new home.
We have over a thousand containers, at competitive prices and uplifting and delivering your goods back to you is just part of the service we provide.
However, before unsystematically disgarding any belongings inside a storage container, there are
a few things to consider, here are a few tips for arranging your goods, should you wish to carry out storage on your own.
Decide which personal belongings you wish to store
Consider whether or not you need to store something before putting it inside your storage container. Why? Well, the more you store, the bigger the storage unit you’ll need. And, of course, the bigger the storage unit, the more it will cost you. To save money, carefully consider each item before storing it. If it’s not sentimental, valuable or useful, try donating to charity or selling it instead.
Create an inventory list of all items
In the middle of a stressful move, it’s easy to lose track of what you put into storage. So before packing be‐ longings, be sure to create an inventory list of all of the items you plan to store. From paintings and pictures to furniture and smaller items, you’ll be able to keep up with everything in an organized way. I recommend keeping a copy for yourself and leaving one inside the storage unit. This way when you go to pull things out, you’ll have your inventory list right in front of you.
Use clear plastic bins instead of boxes
Ready to begin the packing process? If possible,
I recommend placing items inside airtight, clear plastic bins. This way, you can see what’s inside when you visit the storage unit should you require. You won’t have to rummage around for a certain miscellaneous item. Instead, you’ll be able to locate what you are looking for.
If using boxes, label them
If you decide to use cardboard boxes instead, be sure that they are durable enough to handle long term storage. Since you can’t see what’s inside a cardboard box, you’ll need to carefully and clearly label each one. Also, be sure to list out specific items inside a box. For example, instead of labeling a box “kitchen” label it
“pots, pans and utensils.”
Disassemble large items
Large items, such as beds and dining tables should be disassembled before placed into storage. Not only will you be able to make the most of the space, but you’ll also be able to better protect these items from potential wear and tear over time.
Place items strategically
Finally, when placing your items in storage, be strategic about how and where you decide to store them in the container. If you’re looking to save space, try storing belongings in a vertical position. Also, all large and heavy items should be placed on the bottom. If laying your mattress flat, avoid putting it at the very bottom of the storage unit, as belongings on top are sure to put pressure on the padding and springs. If you are using our service this will all be done for you.
Other things to consider when packing for storage
The quality of your packing supplies.
The size of your storage container.
The overall safety and security of your storage facility.
Using a reliable removal company who offer storage facilities like Kingdom Removals, can alleviate some of the stress of moving we are also fully insured
for your peace of mind.