Renting a storage space is a fantastic way to help you out when you need extra space. Whether you’re decluttering, moving house, or storing office furniture a self-storage unit is the perfect solution. All you have to do is pop all of your items into the unit, lock the door, and return whenever you need to. If you take the time and care to pack your unit properly, not only will it help you fit more into your space, but it will also save you time and money too.
Quicksilver the mover can help you pack your self-storage unit like a pro, meaning you won’t be digging around for your things next time you’re at your unit. Correctly packing your items and investing in the right materials can go a long way towards keeping everything in perfect condition and will help you make the most of the space.
Gathering Your Materials
Before you start make sure you gather everything you need, this means any packing supplies such as cardboard boxes, packing accessories, marker pens, and other packing materials such as bubble wrap and dust sheets. Quicksilver offers a range of packing materials to help you with this process.
Choosing the right packing materials is imperative, purchasing good quality boxes can help you keep your items secure as if you are using second-hand ones they risk the chance of breaking. Using the same sized boxes will make it a lot easier to stack and will help avoid any accidents.
When you are packing it can be easy to become lazy, don’t worry we have all been there! It is so important to make sure that heavier items are at the bottom as this will help to avoid any breakages. We would always recommend making sure that you can lift your boxes as there is nothing worse than packing boxes to the brim and then realising you cannot carry them afterward.
Whilst it might be easier to pack everything together, organising your items is essential and it will save you a lot of time in the future. The best way to do this is by separating your items based on room or location within your home, then simplifying this further by grouping similar items together.
Label your boxes clearly as you pack and make a list of where everything is located, this will save you time and reduce stress when it comes to finding everything you need. Label your boxes with the room they need to go into as well as the contents of the box and if anything inside is fragile as if you are using a removal company, this is important. We would recommend labeling boxes on the side as if they are stacked you will still be able to see what is inside.
Before you begin unpacking into your self-storage unit, we would strongly recommend creating a list of everything inside, don’t worry the team at Quicksilver can help you with this. It will help you know what you have and where everything is and will ultimately help to prevent any stress if you feel like you have lost something.
In the unfortunate event of a fire or another disaster, you will have everything on file for an insurance claim. Creating an organised layout for your unit by drawing a basic map to highlight exactly where everything is inside will help you to visible the interior of your unit.
Packing Your Self Storage Unit
When you arrive at your storage unit you need to ensure you make full use of the amenities and support provided by staff. Quicksilver offers loading bays, trolleys and of course staff are able to help you. Organisation is key to make sure that your items are safe and secure, taking the time will go a long way.
If you are looking for a secure storage solution for your personal possessions, our new-self storage facilities are perfect for you. Here at Quicksilver, we are proud to offer a comprehensive self-storage service to all our customers throughout Newcastle and the surrounding areas.
Our self-storage facilities can be accessed 24 hours a day 7 days a week allowing you to have full flexibility over when you access your personal possessions. You can contact our team today on 0191 264 6677 or contact us on our online form.
Kian is the content writer for Quicksilver and updates our blog every month. He enjoys helping out our customers with moving tips and advice.