How to Get the Most out of Your Storage Unit
Standing in front of an empty storage unit, you’re probably thinking: “how the heck am I going to fit all my stuff in here?” Fret not. It may look daunting, but organizing and packing your items into a small space is easier than it looks. From the experts at Migson Public Storage, here’s how to get the most out of your storage unit (no matter how small):
Choose the Storage Facility Wisely. Regardless of what you’re storing, the safety of your items is a top concern. Before choosing a storage facility, do some research. Ensure you rent a storage unit from a facility with top-notch security, pest control, and climate control measures. Ask neighbours, family members, and friends for recommendations, and consider comparing price estimates from at least three companies before making a final decision. A storage unit is meant to give you peace of mind—not stress.
Consider Factors Other than Price. Naturally, we like to gravitate towards the cheapest options in life. When it comes to storing your valuables, cost is only one part of the equation; reliability and security are just as important. Choosing a storage facility that provides clean and safe units, and a friendly service, should be a top priority. At Migson, our heated units are clean, accessible, and affordable. With a personal key, customers have access to their belongings seven days a week.
Insure Valuables. Some things, like floods, fire, and natural disasters, are out of your control. Insuring your valuables will give you the peace of mind you need in the case of an emergency. If you have homeowner’s or tenant’s insurance, call your provider to find out whether items in a self storage unit are covered.
Make a Storage Plan. Once you’ve selected the right storage facility, and insured your valuables, the next important step is organizing your items in the unit. With a big empty space, it’s tempting to shove everything in at once. To get the most out of your storage unit, however, it’s important you store items in small boxes, ensure all clothing and linens are clean, and label each box.
Think Placement. Before packing everything away, take into consideration which items you’ll be accessing more frequently, and place those closer to the door. There is nothing more irritating or destructive than sifting your way through mountains of stuff to retrieve a box at the back of the unit.
Choosing the right storage unit, insuring valuables, and making an efficient storage plan are all smart ways to get the most out of your self storage unit. At Migson, we offer clean, affordable, and safe storage rooms of all sizes for residents in Toronto and across Ontario. To learn more about our services, get in touch with us today!
Posted on January 22, 2018 | Uncategorized