When you move in with someone, there are many times when your furniture and their furniture cannot fit into the home. If you are not ready to part with your furniture, consider storing it in a personal storage unit until you can move into a larger home or decide that you no longer want to keep it. The guide below walks you through a few tips to use to ensure that storing your belongings goes as smoothly as it possibly can.
Consider How You Fill the Storage Unit
When you start placing your items in the unit, you need to consider how you place items in it. You want to be sure that the items are not stacked on top of one another in a way that something could be damaged, scratched, or dented. If you think you may want to sell or use the items later on down the road, damaging them will diminish their value and look.
Consider the Protection of the Items
When you store certain items in a storage unit, you need to be sure to take the time to properly protect them so that there is no chance of them being damaged while they are in the unit. Have artwork professionally wrapped so that oils are not exposed to dust and dander. Place lavender satchels in the corners of the unit to keep rodents from coming in and possibly chewing your furniture.
Give the Storage Facility Plenty of Advance Notice If You No Longer Need the Unit
If something happens and you determine that you will no longer need the unit, let the manager at the storage facility know about your plans as soon as possible. There are many facilities that require a thirty-day notice in order to release you from the storage agreement.
Get Permission Before Selling Items on the Property
If you plan to sell some of the items in your unit, get permission from the manager at the facility before bringing anybody within the facility to buy an item. There are some facilities that have restrictions as to who can and who cannot come onto the property to ensure maximum protection the storage units for their patrons.
When you are ready to remove everything from the unit, you will need to have it inspected before the manager lets you out of the agreement. They need to be sure that there is nothing left in the unit and that no damage has been done to the door or the walls.Share
13 September 2017
Growing up in Washington state, I dreamed of a life in New York City. While I went to a college close to save money, I knew that after graduation, I would soon be hunting for jobs in the big city! While it took a little time and a lot of dedication, I soon found a company in New York that wanted to hire me, but didn't offer to help me relocate. I had never moved before, so the stress of not just starting a new job, but also facing a big move hit me all at once. I soon learned that good organization and planning take the stress out of making a big move. I love to write, so I decided to start a blog to share my moving tips to help others. Come back for a little fun and a lot of moving stress-relief!