If you’re downsizing, renovating, relocating or space maximising there are plenty of instances where a storage unit can come in handy. But before dump everything and run, there are a few quick tips which can save you money on your storage unit and help you store in such a way that you will thank yourself later.
Brought to you by the Gold Coast’s premier self storage specialists, ABC Self Storage explain how you can make the self storage process a breeze.
Be Ruthless – Sort the trash from the treasure
The more you store, the larger storage unit you will need and the time consuming and challenging the moving everything will be. Storage units are great for storing items of value, but this is the time to get rid of junk and other items that you no longer have any use for. Holding a garage sale can be a good way to get rid of old furniture, CD’s, books and other items which you no longer have space for, or use and get some extra cash in the process.
If in doubt about what to keep and what to through use the golden rule of if you haven’t used it in the last year – get rid of it.
Clean and Properly Present
Before you store leather sofas and chairs make sure that the surface is free from dust, dirt and grime. Wipe down with a fungicide to discourage mould spores forming, and wash clothes before storing. Make sure fridges are completely wiped out and left to air otherwise you could return and find they are unusable from bad odours. Ensure that everything is completely dry and nothing is still damp before it is stored.
Get Storage Supplies
Moving successfully is like all other jobs – the best results can be achieved with the right tools. Boxes are a must-have, and they should be labelled with their contents to find specific items quickly. Make sure you follow the RULES OF PACKING and store different items in the right way.
Speaking of rules – don’t store items that aren’t permitted in storage units or you could be risking your belongings, and have some questions to answer, or WORSE.
Remember a little bit of planning now will save you later. Your items will be in the same condition as they were before you stored, you’ll only pay for the space you need, and you will have organised things in such a way that when it comes time to empty your storage unit it will be a lot less of a hassle.
For more storage advice or to enquire about some of the best value storage rates on the Gold Coast call ABC Self Storage today on (07) 5598 3355