Moving your belongings into self storage can be a stressful process, but with some careful planning and organisation, it can be a smooth and stress free experience. Here are some top tips to make smooth moves into self storage to help you achieve that:

Plan Ahead

Choose the Right Storage Facility: Consider location, security, climate control, and access hours.

Reserve Your Unit Early: Ensure availability of the appropriate size unit for your needs.

Create a Moving Checklist: List all tasks to be done before, during, and after the move.

Declutter Before Packing

Sort and Purge: Decide what to keep, donate, sell, or throw away.

Organize Items: Group similar items together for easier packing and access.

Use Quality Packing Supplies

Sturdy Boxes: Use strong, durable boxes in various sizes.

Bubble Wrap and Packing Paper: Protect fragile items.

Labels and Markers: Clearly label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to.

Pack Efficiently

Disassemble Furniture: Take apart large items to save space.

Pack Heavier Items on the Bottom: Ensure stability in each box.

Fill Gaps: Use soft items like towels or clothes to fill empty spaces and prevent shifting.

Create an Inventory List

Document Everything: Keep a detailed list of all items stored for easy reference.

Photos: Take pictures of valuable items for insurance purposes.

Maximize Storage Space

Stack Strategically: Place heavier boxes at the bottom and lighter ones on top.

Use Shelving: Install temporary shelves to utilize vertical space.

Leave Pathways: Maintain clear paths for easy access to all items.

Protect Your Items

Climate Control: Use climate-controlled units for sensitive items.

Cover Furniture: Use blankets or furniture covers to protect from dust and damage.

Pest Prevention: Use pest deterrents like mothballs or pest control sachets.

Secure Your Unit

Quality Lock: Invest in a strong lock for added security.

Insurance: Check if your belongings are covered by insurance or purchase additional coverage.

Label Clearly

Boxes and Bags: Clearly label every container with its contents.

Use Color Codes: Color-code labels by room or category for easy identification.

Plan for Accessibility

Frequently Used Items: Place items you may need access to near the front of the unit.

Labelled Layout: Keep a map of where items are stored within the unit for quick retrieval.

Get Help

Hire Movers: Consider professional movers for heavy or bulky items.

Ask Friends or Family: Extra hands make the process quicker and easier.

Stay Organised

Keep Tools Handy: Have scissors, tape, and markers accessible throughout the move.

Hydrate and Rest: Take breaks and stay hydrated to avoid burnout.

By following these tips, you can make your move into self-storage as smooth and stress-free as possible, ensuring your belongings are safe and accessible whenever you need them.

So, after reading our tips to make smooth moves into self storage, call the team at Stop & Store Runcorn. to help make your move stress free!

Access hours are from 8am to 6pm, every day, weekends and holidays included and the facility is well maintained and protected by state-of-the-art security.

Long-term or short-term contracts available

Please contact us on 01928 246400 for more information.