The Do's And Don'ts Of Storage Units

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Our horses are such an important part of our lifestyle and our family. We are moving next year for my husband's work and one of the most stressful aspects is organising the horse transport. We've done this before and it always turns out okay, but it doesn't make the next time any easier. We can replace our furniture if it gets lost or broken, but our horses are part of our family. This blog is all about organising large animal transport across state lines and has a range of tips to make the process as not stressful as possible for both the animals and the owners.


The Do's And Don'ts Of Storage Units

12 January 2022
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Storage units are critical when you want to get rid of clutter. Many people make the mistake of renting a storage unit based only on price, security and proximity to their residence or office. If you are renting a storage facility for the first time, here are some main dos and don'ts you should keep in mind.

Do Get the Size Right

Storage units come in different sizes. The price of a storage unit varies depending on its size and features. Units are measured in square feet. Before renting a storage unit, account for all the things you want to store in it now and in the future. 

You shouldn't rent a unit that is too big or too small. It is preferable to go for a somewhat bigger facility than what you need. A good tip is to pack all the things you want to store in one area and take measurements of that zone. If you are still doubtful, ask a representative at the storage facility to help you find the right size based on your items.

Do Keep Frequently-Used Items at the Front of the Storage Facility

You might have to visit your storage facility to retrieve seasonal items regularly. To make access easier, keep things you frequently use at the front of the unit. This will require you to rearrange the storage unit at least once every year.

For example, when you and your family want to go out skiing during winter, keep all the skiing gear at the front of the unit. Pack your snow gear at the back to make room for summer stuff during summer.

Don't Wrap Your Furniture in Plastic

A usual mistake many people make when hiring a storage facility is using the wrong covers for items. You shouldn't wrap furniture in plastic when it is in a storage unit. This will cause mildew or mould to thrive.

While plastic will protect your furniture for a short while, in the long run, it will destroy it because of moisture. Instead, use cloth material like old sheets or blankets to protect your furnishings from dust.

Don't Store Items Not Allowed by Your Storage Company

The owners of storage units restrict certain things from being kept in their facilities. For example, many storage unit owners don't permit flammable items, animals, plants, paints, weapons, and ammunition.

While non-perishable foods are permitted in many storage units, many storage unit owners don't allow food items that attract pests. To avoid issues, study the rules and regulations of a storage unit before renting.