Useful Tips for First-Time Storage Users

Whether you are remodelling your home, looking for space to store your stock, or anything between, Pickups self storage  units are an ideal solution. Rather than throwing items away to be placed into landfill, you can instead sore them in a safe, clean environment until you next need them. While storage units are simple enough to use, there are a few things you should do first before piling it high with your items. If you are new to the world of self storage units, make sure you follow our top tips for making the most out of your space.


Label Clearly
While storage units are very convenient, especially when they are well organised. Rummaging through piles of hastily stacked boxes is far from practical. That is why it is best to be organised from the start. Make sure you label all your boxes correctly enough that you know exactly what’s in them, so you have easy access to your items when you need them.

Opt for Shelving
Consider if you need further organisation. If so, shelving may be an ideal solution. They are particularly useful if you are storing stock, paperwork, or individual items.

Have a System
Ensure that you keep your essential, or most frequently used items right at the front of the unit for quicker, easier access. Stack tall, bulky items at the back of the room against the wall, especially if they do not need to be taken out often.

If you have not decided to opt for shelving, stack your boxes along the side of the unit to create a walkway. Whatever the size of your unit, stacking your boxes and bigger items along the walls will make it much easier to access everything in it.

Be Clear on what you can Store
While you can store most things, you should always double-check what is and isn’t allowed. Most furniture, stock and personal items can be stored, just remember not to include any perishable items such as food in your unit, as well as any potentially dangerous, or hazardous materials.

If you’re new to self storage and need more information, get in touch with us today.

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