You need to do several things in order to ensure that you don't have any unpleasant experiences when you rent a long-term self-storage unit. This article discusses some suggestions that you can implement so that your experience is hassle free.
Purge Your Belongings
Go through your belongings and get rid of anything that is no longer valuable to you. You can donate those extras or organise a garage sale. This action will be helpful in several ways. First, you will reduce how much you spend on rent for a long-term self-storage unit. The savings that you realise on your monthly rent can add up over the long term. Secondly, it will be easier for you to find something at short notice if your storage unit has fewer belongings.
Pack the Unit Logically
Have a logical system that guides how you arrange your belongings within the self-storage unit. For instance, you can place boxes taken from the same room, such as those from the kitchen, in one area. This approach will help to you to avoid searching through the entire long-term storage unit when you could have quickly known where to look if items had been grouped following some logical order.
Pay Attention to Contact Information
Many operators of storage facilities insist that only the person who rented a storage unit can access it. The challenge with long-term storage is that situations may arise when you need something that you kept in the unit and yet you are far away. For example, you may need a copy of a document that you put in the unit. You need to have the contact information of the management of the storage facility so that you can notify them that you are sending someone to pick something for you. You also need to give the storage facility management the contact information of a family member so that they can pass on vital information if you are unreachable during an emergency.
Don't Trust Your Memory Too Much
Don't imagine that you will remember everything that you put in the long-term storage unit. The passage of time can make you forget many things. It is better for you to make a comprehensive list of all the items within the storage unit. That list will save you from a painstaking search of the unit for something that you stored elsewhere, such as in a safe deposit box in a bank. That list will complement the logical arrangement of your belongings.
Implement the suggestions above and you will limit the chance of anything going wrong during the duration of your use of a long-term storage unit.Share
20 April 2016
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