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Storage Tips

We’ve compiled a list storage tips from our two decades of owning and operating self storage facilities throughout Westchester County.

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Try to fill boxes to their capacity

One of our best self storage tips is to make sure each box is filled to its capacity without over stuffing it. Boxes that are irregular or that are not solid when full will have a tendency to tip or collapse. Use large boxes for items that are light in weight for sheets, pillows and blankets and use smaller boxes for books and heavy tools. Glass items such as china or dishes should be wrapped with clean packing paper or bubble wrap.

Carefully plan your storage space

Planning where to place items inside the unit is another useful storage tip many people fail to consider. This is particularly important if you plan to access the unit even periodically. Be sure to place items that require easy access in front of your room. Plan walkways in larger rooms. Try not to pack the room too tight. This storage tip helps air to circulate by leaving room between boxes and forming aisles.

Take inventory of everything

Whether you plan to access your belongings during storage or not, no list of storage tips is complete without the tip to label each box and its contents before the box is packed. This makes it much easier to identify the most important box contents when you move out of your unit and, should you need anything from the unit, you’ll make things much easier to find. You’ll want to number each box for easy reference and catalog the number on a sheet or paper or on a spreadsheet. These self storage tips will not only help when you are looking for something in storage, but will also make it easy when moving to your final destination.

Consult with our storage professional staff

The very best of all our storage tips is to consult with our friendly staff of trained experts. So, if you have any questions or special needs please just ask. We’re just a call 914-631-7867 away

Take Advantage Of The Height Of The Unit

As with any room or closet, make sure you plan for the cubic dimensions of the unit, taking the ceiling height into consideration when planning. Doing so allows you to take advantage of the entire space available, some rooms have ceilings over eight feet high. For many tenants, this is one of several self storage tips that often get overlooked.

Strict fire prevention codes

Don’t plan to store anything particularly combustable. Prohibit the storage of any combustibles, explosives, perishables, or liquids.

Disassemble furniture

This will allow it to fit into smaller areas.

Wrap sensitive items

Pack your fragile items in plastic, paper, and bubble wrap

Stack mattresses

Stack mattresses and box springs on end to save floor space. Wrap cushions in plastic and place on top of furniture.

Use climate control units:

For all your sensitive items that may effected by extreme climate changes. Learn more about our climate controlled units.

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Simple Storage Tips For Organization

Storage helps people take their house back. After all, everyone has that one room that has stopped being living space and has become storage. Why not move that room into a storage unit, and actually live in that room again? Other people find that when they need to downsize, storage units provide a place for them to keep their possessions without having to get rid of cherished belongings. No matter what the reason for wanting a storage room, there are some basic things you should consider to keep the unit organized. If you’ve never used a storage unit, or even if you have but haven’t found them effective, you might be surprised by these simple storage organization tips.

Keep A Clear Path

It’s incredibly tempting to pile everything you can into the unit, but you should avoid that temptation. You should take a few extra minutes to make sure you’re situating things in such a way that you can still get to the back of the unit without a problem. After all, you never know when you might want something from the back. By ensuring you have an easy path to get there, you’ll be able to make the most use of your storage unit.

Try To Organize Small To Big

When you’re looking for storage organization tips, you’ll find a lot of tips about how to organize things by size. It mostly boils down to one idea, to put the large stuff in the back. You should avoid that, however. The idea behind putting the large stuff in the back is that you’re less likely to want the large stuff at random, so you can make it easier to grab the smaller stuff that you probably will want.

However, you never know what you’ll want at what time. You may suddenly have a need for that old treadmill, where as you don’t need anything else. If that treadmill is all the way in the back, you now have to wrestle not only with the treadmill, but with everything else, as well. It’s much better to keep your larger things, like furniture, near the front. You may not need it as often, but you’ll be happier when you have to get it out.

Treat It Your Storage Unit Like An Office

For many people, a storage unit is nothing more than that. A place to store things they may not need. However, this isn’t utilizing the storage unit to its fullest potential. Instead, great storage tips include treating your storage unit something like an office. If there are papers, books, and other things that you don’t need every day, but may need on occasion, then a storage unit is the perfect place for them.

However, if you just toss these things into a box and call it a day, it will be difficult to find them in the future. Instead, consider purchasing a simple filing cabinet or a bookshelf. That way, you can organize your papers and books in such a way that you can get to them more easily, and you won’t have to dig around in boxes to find them.

If you’re wanting to make the most out of your storage unit, keep these simple storage organization tips in mind. They’ll help you really utilize your storage unit in ways you may never have considered. After all, why rent a storage unit if you’re not going to make the most of it? There’d be no reason to! So don’t just treat it like a dumping ground for your stuff!

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