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Self Storage Tips

Self Storage Green: Self Storage Tips

Looking for some self storage tips to get you started on the right foot? Self Storage Green is your first choice for affordable storage units, with five separate storage facilities in Alabama, Florida, and New Jersey, and we’ve compiled a list of our top packing and storage tips to help you make the most of the space you are renting. Start your storage journey with Self Storage Green today!

Find Commercial Storage Near You!

ABCD Econo Storage (Brooksville FL) · Selma Self Storage (Selma AL)· Storage Ward (Tuckahoe NJ)

B&G Self Storage (Atmore AL) · B&G Self Storage/Laundry (Brewton AL)

Self Storage Tips for Finding Space & Packing

Self Storage Tips

Choose Your Storage Unit 

You have many self storage options in your area. So how do you choose a storage facility—and more specifically storage units—to house your belongings? Start by searching for self storage close to your home, work, business, or regular commutes. You are looking for convenience as much as you are looking for product and service.

Various storage solutions offer benefits and drawbacks you’ll need to consider regarding your particular needs. For example, drive-up storage containers make it much easier to load items from your car but indoor storage units provide temperature control to protect against weather conditions. Make sure you research and choose the best storage unit based on what you need specifically.

Visit Self Storage Green to start getting your items organized today. Self Storage Green manages 4 separate storage facility brands: B&G Self Storage, Storage Ward, Selma Self Storage, and ABCD Econo Storage. Find your source of affordable storage units in Alabama, Florida, and New Jersey at any one of Self Storage Green’s storage facilities! Read more about our storage facility’s specific features, and use our storage calculator to figure out what size storage unit you should rent.  

Packing and Moving

Packing Tips for Your Boxes 

1. Prep Before Packing

To ensure that your items stay protected while in storage, take care of them as you’re packing them away. Items that are delicate will need more padding to keep them safe throughout transport. Pick up packing and moving supplies at any Self Storage Green facility today! And while you are there, talk with our storage experts to clear up any additional questions you may have before you start renting storage—also check our Self Storage FAQ to see if your question can be answered instantly! It is important to understand the rules and expectations before renting storage.

2. General Packing Rule: Heavy on the Bottom, Light on Top

Remember these packing and storing tips equally when you are filling your boxes and storage containers. Heavier, larger items make a sturdy foundation before adding lighter ones on top. Stacking in this order will keep your containers from breaking under pressure from inside and outside forces.

3. Clean & Cover

To ensure that your products are in great shape when you return them, clean and preserve them ahead of time. Cover things like appliances, tools, and electronics before storing them for a long time to prevent dust and dirt from accumulating. Clean away germs and water droplets beforehand to minimize damage or bad smells over time.

4. Pack Air-Tight to Keep Out Moisture & Pests

Packing using air-tight containers is a great way to prevent damage to your belongings. Before you travel, learn how to deal with annoying things like bugs and moisture. Antiques, clothing, technology, and papers are examples of items that would do well being packed in containers that don’t allow any air inside.

Organizing Garage

Packing Tips for Your Storage Unit 

1. Create an Organized Layout

The goal of having a storage unit is to make your life more straightforward, so it follows that the best way to pack it is taking a methodical approach. By leaving space down the center of your storage container, you’ll be able to access items in all corners more easily. Furthermore, as part of a plan to find similar goods faster later, store similar items together, such as seasonal clothing or kitchen equipment. Lastly, for quick retrieval, keep your most essential items close to the entryway.

2. Utilize Your Entire Storage Space

Use all the space you’re paying for by stacking items high. Also, consider installing shelving units if your storage facility allows it.

3. Don’t Store Perishables

So what can’t you store? Perishables like food will go bad quickly, and when they do, they will begin to attract pests. It is best to avoid this altogether by storing these items in your everyday storage space in your home or business. You also cannot store dangerous, flammable items or money. Check out a more complete list from Move.org. 

Car in Garage

Vehicle Storage Tips 

Long-term storage of a vehicle can save you a lot of space on your property, but it is not as simple as dropping it off and leaving it. Vehicles of all sizes require additional care to give it a better chance of running as smoothly as possible when you need it again. Get its oil changed if you are storing long-term, top off the gas tank to prevent moisture build-up, and add a fuel stabilizer. Then, clean it inside and out—any dirt there will only accumulate over time. Follow more of Edmund’s vehicle storage tips.  

Find safe and secure vehicle storage at ABCD Econo Storage, B&G Storage, and Storage Ward. Call or email any of these storage facilities to learn more!

 

Affordable Storage at Self Storage Green

Now that you have learned some helpful self storage tips, look to Self Storage Green for all of your storage needs. Self Storage Green manages 4 separate storage facility brands: B&G Self Storage, Storage Ward, Selma Self Storage, and ABCD Econo Storage. At these facilities you can choose from amenities that include convenient drive-up storage units, outdoor parking spaces for personal vehicles, temperature-controlled storage units and more! Interested in learning more? Call or email any of these storage facilities today, or stop by in-person and chat with the team of storage experts at Self Storage Green!

Find Commercial Storage Near You!

ABCD Econo Storage (Brooksville FL) · Selma Self Storage (Selma AL)· Storage Ward (Tuckahoe NJ)

B&G Self Storage (Atmore AL) · B&G Self Storage/Laundry (Brewton AL)