A Guide to Using Long-Term Self-Storage – Packing, Tips and Tricks

5 Star Storage | April 18, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

If you are planning to relocate for an uncertain time, you should seriously consider the benefits of long-term self-storage rental. Storing your possessions and personal items is the perfect solution for folk that is going away for an unknown period. The benefits of long-term self-storage apply equally to a business that is considering a move across town or to a new state.

Whether it is interstate or international, you need to find a secure solution to safeguard the precious possessions that you have accumulated over time. You have worked hard in acquiring familiar objects that demarcate the space you call home and you need to rest assured they’re well looked after in your absence.

Planning and Organizing Makes Moving Easier

First, ask yourself how much stuff you really need to store when deciding what to do with your possessions while you are away. This will help determine the need for a small, medium, or large unit to store your goods while away.

You may prefer to store all your belongings so that you can rent your apartment or home if you know the duration of your time away. Storage units come in a variety of options to match your needs and our experts are available to answer any questions.

Talk to one of our consultants and ask them to estimate the most cost-effective and accommodating solution for your long-term self-storage requirements and public storage restrictions. The unit you end up renting needs to make sense and your selection need choosing with your actual space needs in mind.

Proper Packing Pays

Properly packing and storing your belongings in a long-term self-storage facility will ensure they are secure while you are away. Taking the time to pack decently may seem quite logical, but we emphasize the point. It is essential to make sure breakables are well packed and all boxes are stacked correctly.

Keep boxes and furniture off the floor whenever possible. Improperly storing your items, even for the short term, can result in unnecessary damage and increases stress. If in doubt, we can arrange for help to pack your goods correctly. The cost of this is well justified when you consider the alternative.

10 Tools of Trade

Most people moving their possession to long term self-storage are unaware of the various aids that can make a world of difference. Using the right application can mean the difference between a worry-free experience and a complete disaster when moving. We call them the professional’s friend:

  • Boxes – Quality packing cartons of military grade
  • Specialty boxes
  • Bubble wrap
  • Foam peanuts
  • Mattress protectors
  • Wrapping paper
  • Rope
  • Box cutters and scissors
  • Packing tape and tape dispensers
  • Tie down straps

Done and Dusted

Simple planning and effective packing will help make any long-term self-storage rental a walk in the park. When all your possessions are securely stored, you can set off on your journey without a care in the world! One last word of advice; Review your insurance coverage and check with your broker that you have adequate cover in place for your long-term self-storage rental.