When you think of self-storage units, the first thing that comes to mind is a place to store the items you don’t want taking up space in your home. Storage units are perfect for just that, keeping extra items out of the way or packed away temporarily. To get the most out of them, there’s a few things you may want to think about.
You can never predict what’s going to happen in the future and no matter how well you plan, accidents can happen. It’s important to make sure that all the items in your storage unit are fully protected, both from theft and acts of nature.
At Storebox, we pride ourselves on the security of our boxes. With CCTV on all sites and unique codes for each Storebox, your items are as secure as they will ever be. However, floods, burst pipes and other unforeseen accidents can happen, which is why we encourage our customers to purchase the Storebox insurance.
Have a pre-storage clear out
Before you pack up all your belongings and get them ready for storage, have a good clear out to make sure you’re not taking up space with things you don’t even want to keep. Moving house is the perfect time to get this boxed off, as you are forced to go through everything you own.
Using this technique, you may also find you don’t need as big of a Storebox as first thought. This could save you money in the long run, as you won’t be paying out for a large storage unit, when a medium sized unit would do the trick.
Preparing your items for storage
Before putting your valuables into storage, it’s important that they are properly prepared. Whether that’s to protect them from damage or to protect them from warping over time. We recently put together a few tips and tricks, to help you prepare items like antique furniture and musical instruments for long term storage. These tips will ensure everything stays in peak condition and prevent any risk of damage.
Getting yourself and your items organised in advance can save many headaches when it comes to moving day. Simple things like making sure everything is boxed securely and labelled correctly can make all the difference.
Make sure you’ve chosen the best location for you, somewhere that allows you to easily travel to and from the site and that has access when you need it most. For example, our Croydon Storebox site is perfect for those living either in Croydon or the surrounding areas like Bromley or Epsom.
Getting organised and making sure you properly plan when moving your belongings into a Storebox will make everything run a lot smoother. Not only will you find the process a lot more stress free, but it can also save you time and money in the long run.
Find out how you can start storing with Storebox and start planning how you can best utilise one of our safe and secure storage units.