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Guide For Self Storage Beginners

Redecorating or renovating your home and need a secure place to store your items? Or maybe you are moving house and need space to store your belongings for some time.

A self-storage facility is the best solution to all your storage problems. Here are some points to understand how self-storage can help you:

What Is Self Storage?

Self Storage companies provide storage units of different sizes to store your stuff. Storage units are safe and protected and available according to your needs. You can also use boxes and plastic containers to store your belongings in a storage unit. The storage facilities are protected with CCTV, fire alarms and are controlled by the company.

How Can Self Storage Help?

When moving to a new house and have extra items that are needed or you use very often, you can keep those items in a storage unit so that there would be more space at your new home. Or maybe your new home is not ready yet and some parts are still renovating and you are worried about storing your furniture or household items, you can use self-storage in several ways:

  1. Keep your furniture while cleaning or renovating your home.

  2. Keep the refrigerator, washing machine, and dishwasher while the kitchen is remodelling.

  3. Keep your wardrobe or wardrobe items while redecorating your bedroom.

  4. Store the items that are not in use

How To Find The Best Storage Unit For Your Needs

Storage units have many features and you can choose according to your needs. Choosing the suitable storage unit to store your possessions, you should consider these factors:

  1. How far and convenient is the unit from you?

  2. Are the storage units secure?

  3. Do you have easy access to your unit?

Important Self-Storage Tips:

Packing may not be the most exciting task but it can protect your belongings from being damaged if done in a systematic way and with care. When you start packing make sure to dismantle items like beds, shelves, and cabinets before packing them. By doing this you will have more storage space and your belongings won’t get damaged while moving. And when you are packing easily breakable items, it would be better to pack them separately. And make sure you label each item fragile so that you can handle them with extra care.

Pack With Care

Label The Boxes

To access your items easily, even after weeks, months or years, you should label your boxes before placing them in a storage unit. By labelling the boxes, you will be able to find your items easily without opening your boxes.

Keep Your Boxes Arranged

After hiring the storage unit, it is good practice to keep your boxes ordered systematically. You can arrange the boxes in columns and rows and leave some space to pass through them so that you can reach everywhere without being blocked. Without arranging boxes it can be a very daunting task to search for an item quickly.

Stack When Possible

While arranging the boxes in the storage unit, you can consider stacking techniques. You can keep your heavy items boxes on the bottom and lighter boxes on the top. When you stack your boxes in this way, you’ll be able to find your items easily.

Contact Duffy Self Storage

Duffy Self Storage is an Athlone-based self-storage company offering solutions for all your storage needs. We’re here to protect your personal belongings in our spacious and secure storage facility.


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