You may recall George Carlin’s now-famous complaint about always having to find a place for his stuff. Who doesn’t sympathize? If you’re like me, you have stuff coming out of your closets, out of your drawers, out of your ears. Basically, you have too much stuff. In the moments when your knowledge of your overabundance comes to a head, you havethree choices. You can sell your stuff. You can give your stuff away. Or you can put it in storage until a later date. In the first case, you might not have any desire to organize a garage sale. With all of that time and effort required for a garage sale, no one blames you if you forgo this option. In the second case, you can donate your things to charity or you can give it to a friend or friends. Of course, this is a perfectly noble option, but what if your possessions that aren’t fitting in your current space are possessions you’d like to keep for the future? In the third case, a storage unit is a perfectly convenient choice. You get to keep your stuff for future use, but you don’t have to keep it in your current place of residence, clogging up your space.
So, let’s say you’ve chosen option three: placing some of your things in personal storage. Keep in mind that a choice to place possessions in storage is not a choice to caste items away indefinitely or forever. Like many people, you may choose personal storage for one of many reasons. The personal storage unit may serve as a temporary fix while you transition from one house to another. Or perhaps you inherited goods from a relative and though you don’t currently have a place for your great aunt’s dining room table, you feel certain that you will in the future. At any rate, you have your reasons for wanting to rent a self storage unit. Let’s discuss ways you might make the best of your experience.
1) Maintain your sanity by doing your due diligence in your search for the best self storage company in your area. Talk to friends who’ve used local self storage companies. Read reviews. Check out testimonials on self storage websites. Hopefully, your research will lead you to a high quality self storage company like Storage Direct.
2) Protect your valuable more delicate items with the use of strong and secure boxes. Be sure to use stacking boxes correctly to avoid the risk that items might shift and then fall. A smart tip is to use furniture and other large items to brace any stacked boxes. Also, be sure to place items in the unit clean and dry.
3) Avoid the headache of having to perform endless searches on your stored items by setting up an organizational plan ahead of your move. One good idea is labeling each box with a number and keeping a key that lists which specific items are in each numbered box. Keep the key somewhere safe and readily available so that you can pull it out any time you want to visit your storage unit.
Keeping these tips in mind, you will find that using a self storage unit is easy and enjoyable.