You will need to consider several factors before you put your possessions into a storage unit. These self-storage facilities allow you to store items away from home. Other things may come to mind, but let’s focus on the three most important ones.
Take Inventory Before You Place Anything In The Mini Storage Unit
Inventory everything you plan to put in the self-storage unit so you know exactly what’s going inside. It is a good idea to take pictures of everything you plan on putting in the unit and create a detailed list. Although this might seem excessive or silly, it is important to not have to wonder if your items have disappeared or are still in the storage unit.
Use clear containers for smaller items
The mini-storage depends on what you’re putting in it. You don’t need to repackage large items, unless you want to. You should consider storing smaller items inside clear plastic containers if your self-storage units contain a mixture of items. You will not only be more organized but you can also see exactly what is inside.
Elevate All Your Items At Least One Hundred Centimeters Above The Floor
The mini-storage facility can claim that its units are waterproof, but you still need to elevate your valuables by at least one hundred centimeters. Some mini-storage companies may allow this, while others will not. Many of them do however let you use cinderblocks and similar materials as a base on the floor. This will ensure all your belongings are secure and safe.
By following these steps, you can dramatically improve the likelihood that you’ll be able to store all your possessions safely within the mini-storage unit of choice. It’s not a bad idea to have insurance, but the insurance company won’t pay out unless they can see concrete evidence that all your belongings were in the mini storage unit. It is therefore essential to take a complete inventory before you place anything in your storage unit.