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Essential Tips Before Loading Your Storage Unit

Admin | February 26, 2024 @ 12:00 AM

Moving from a rural lifestyle to the busy urban streets can be fun and intimidating. ⁤⁤Packing up your items has its own set of challenges as well. When moving we want to help make sure that your storage experience runs smoothly, so you can adjust to your new lifestyle change. ⁤⁤It's important to take preventative measures to speed up the procedure and protect your valuables before you pack your items and send them off to storage. ⁤⁤These are the three things you must do before you arrive at a storage facility. ⁤

⁤1. Declutter and Prioritize

Make a list of everything you own and decide what is really necessary for your new urban lifestyle before you even pack a single box. ⁤⁤Deciding what stays and what goes when downsizing is a difficult task. ⁤⁤Give away or sell things that you no longer need. Use websites like Facebook Marketplace and OfferUp to sell your unwanted items. We recommend setting aside sentimental and necessary goods for storage. ⁤⁤Decluttering ahead of time will help you move into your new urban home with less stress and more space. Make sure to utilize your storage unit to the fullest and assess what storage unit size you need. The best way to find out depends on what it takes to transport the items you have when you pack up. If you rent a massive uhaul, you know that you're gonna need a storage unit the size of your uhaul. If you're moving your items in a small trailer you know that you can opt for a smaller storage unit.

⁤2. Pick the Right Storage Size

Because urban life frequently involves a small amount of space, it's important to pick the right storage unit size for your needs. ⁤⁤To get the ideal unit size, measure the height and width of your items. ⁤⁤Note that boxes can be stack vertical, so you'll have extra space. ⁤⁤Choosing a somewhat larger unit than you think you'll need will help you avoid crowding and offer flexibility. If you plan to frequently visit your storage unit it might be worth the extra investment for a bigger storage unit. ⁤⁤Furthermore, take into account climate-controlled units for delicate objects such as electronics, wood furniture, or antiques, particularly in urban settings where temperature swings might be more noticeable. Investing into a climate controlled storage unit may save you a headache in the future.

3. Arrange Your Access and Transportation

Moving goods to a storage unit can provide special transportation issues due to navigating city streets and parking lots. ⁤⁤Plan your journey to the storage facility before packing up your items, taking into account things like traffic patterns, road limits, and parking availability. ⁤⁤If you rented a particular large rental car it may be better taking route that has bigger roads. If at all feasible, use off-peak hours to avoid traffic. ⁤⁤Consider the practicalities of loading and transferring your belongings from your car to the storage facility as well. ⁤⁤Invest on high-quality packing supplies, and for larger products, think about using hand trucks or dollies. ⁤⁤Planning ahead for your access and transportation will help you avoid last-minute surprises and move more quickly. ⁤

Moving from a rural to an urban area presents many problems. It calls for preparation and organization. ⁤⁤You can ensure a smooth storage experience when you start your urban trip by decluttering, choosing the appropriate storage size, and organizing your access and transportation. If you are ever looking for self storage consider using Anytime Storage.

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