Having to pack up and move is something that nobody relishes but it’s an event that we all go through at some stage. There is a myriad of reasons for having to do so, some pleasant and others because circumstances dictate. Either way, there are some tried and tested routines that make the job easier. Let’s take a look at the best way to move your goods into self storage.

As you will be looking for a self storage rental near you, the best advice from those in the know is to plan well in advance. The benefit of this is that there will be time to think about your way forward and not have to do everything in a rush.

Secondly, there will be time for a good clear-out. As we all know there is a bit of a hoarder in us all. And because of that, we have a lot of extra items that were rarely use. Considering this, it’s no point taking up unnecessary space for things that will never be used, is it?

Chances are that if you select a storage facility that enjoys a good reputation and offers a range of storage sizes, the appropriately sized unit will be found. At Stop & Store Penrith three different-sized units are available, while in other areas there may be more.

1-2-3 of Preparation

Proper preparation will give you the head start that you need and help make the occasion less stressful.

  • Give Yourself Two Months

In trying to do the packing and moving less of a hassle, using time in short bursts of activity is suggested. In other words, don’t make it a burden and chip away at the job over a period, according to a schedule. In this way, you can see how far you are and whether you are working in line with your plans.

As most people store the less-used things in the house in the garage or spare rooms, it’s an idea to start here, by reducing what isn’t needed and packing items that are not being used.

Then, it’s also a good idea to list all the things that need to be done like changing schools, termination forms for utilities and arrangements such as these. Starting with this earlier will help in the event of any unforeseen delays that could later trip you up or inconvenience you.

  • In the Last Month

As the time approaches, you will no doubt have arranged the self storage unit rental, and the contract with the movers will have been signed. With this behind you, start make the changes you need, and the list could be long.

In moving to a new area, advise others of the new address, which will include your bank, insurance company, internet service provider and all those important to you.

As the day approaches, you would have to think about what you are going to do with the pets if you have them, and the kids on the day, making suitable arrangements.

As you pack, cleaning should take place at the same rate, along with the clearance and removal of unwanted things.

Personal items that are important yet need to be accessible should be kept somewhere safe in case you need them. Your bank may have a security deposit box for your valuables.

When thinking about the day itself, remember to make space and provide accessibility for the removal van. They will probably have wheels like trollies to make movement easier, but if not hire some.

  • Moving Day

Preparing yourself for the actual day needs the support of the entire family. Friends may offer some assistance or meals, and it requires a team effort to make it as stress-free as possible.

1-2-3 of Self Storage

  • Packing

Packing is never fun, no matter which way you look at it. Best to get good packing materials early on, such as plastic containers or strong cardboard boxes (suggest that they are all the same size for stacking purposes). Remember that you are going to make the most of the height of the storage area, so they must be strong enough to take the combined weight.

Remember to make a list as you go, so that you can locate anything while it’s in storage if necessary. It is always a good idea to mark the boxes on more than two sides for easy identification.

  • Transport and Offloading

It’s never a good idea to do the transport yourself- there are professionals that do it at a competitive price, so why suffer more? Just leave the heavy lifting and loading to them and it will save you a lot of hassle.

A good storage facility will make sure that the access to the self storage unit allows users to enter and exit with ease, providing backup assistance to help with the offloading and movement of goods requiring storage.

  • Setting out Your Self Storage Unit

Once the unit has been allocated, best to put a groundsheet on the floor for protection from dust and moisture. Devise a layout that will suit your movement and accessibility in the self storage unit.

The self storage unit is like your spare garage and more, except dedicated to all your belongings that you need securely stored for as long as you need. This haven for everything will be yours to use as you want. It’s private and safe from outside weather, pests, and moisture.

With this in mind how and when you use it and store your goods is completely up to you. Just make space to move around and position items that you may need near the front. This also requires some setting out, but the movers can be given the appropriate direction.

Self Storage is Secure Storage

Keep the keys for the padlocks that you buy in a safe place. These are the only things you need when doing a self storage rental.

Remember you don’t need to put down a deposit and together with the contract being on a month-to-month basis, means that your obligations are minimal. Getting a unit is easy and once we have your information and the first month’s payment, we can give you an access code.

Then the self-storage unit is all yours.

Contact us today by phone or email for a no obligation quotation on 01768 800291 and speak to our professional Stop & Store staff.

Find us on https://www.stopandstore.co.uk/penrith-storage/

We are looking forward to hearing from you.