Self-storage is designed to be as simple, straightforward, and painless as possible. After all, what could be better than keeping extra goods or articles secure and safe while saving money?
Self-storage is a secure and safe way to store your valuables. If you’re wanting to get rid of some clutter from your home, you’ve probably seen various self-storage facilities and units before. However, examine these top 8 most frequent mistakes that storage unit renters make before renting one.
The following information can help you save time, money, and energy.
Choosing the Wrong Size
If you pick the incorrect size storage container, you may end up having difficulties and spending money needlessly. If you’re working with a tight budget, you’ll have to be even more careful about this, so make sure you start with the right measurements. It might appear to be less expensive to put all of your belongings in a smaller-sized container, but you’ll end up spending more money in the long run.
On the other side of the spectrum, if you pick a unit that is too large for your needs, you will pay more for space that you don’t require. Measure according to your demands and don’t be cheap about size; it might end up costing you in the long run.
Accumulating More Items
It is important not to become overly enthusiastic and start accumulating more items in order to fill the gap left by your expiring possessions. This might quickly negate the purpose of a storage container, bringing you back into newly acquired clutter and waste.
If you want to downsize and live a more minimalist lifestyle, keep in mind why you’re doing it and make a point of not collecting or bringing in any more stuff.
Not Organizing Before Storing
We’ve all heard the adage, “What goes up has to come down,” and what comes in has to go out. It’s simple to pile everything up rapidly without giving much consideration to where things should be placed or how they’ll be retrieved. But at some point, you’ll want to get back some of your stuff, and it’ll be a headache if you haven’t organized beforehand.
Take the time to pack things neatly and safely (so that they don’t get damaged over time) and categorize each category or box so that items are quickly identifiable. It might be a lot of work, but you’ll thank yourself later if you do it now.
Skipping Climate Control
Climate-controlled storage units are a must when it comes to safeguarding your belongings. It’s critical that your storage unit is kept at a constant temperature to safeguard your valuables from fluctuations in temperature, humidity, and water damage. This is true for all types of furniture, papers, electronics, and the majority of what people keep in self-storage.
Not Using Labels on Boxes
When it comes to decluttering your possessions and putting them into storage, one of the most important things to remember is to label all boxes and containers. When you can simply glance at a label to see what each box contains, it will be much simpler locating items. It doesn’t need to be anything special, either – write on the box in a marker, put a piece of masking tape on it with the name of what’s inside, or even just use an envelope to keep each box in. Nobody wants to spend hours digging through boxes searching for a single item.
For more information on renting a storage unit, please call American Self Storage at 256-974-1231 (Moulton, AL) or 256-332-1515 (Russellville AL). Our team of professionals are equipped with the knowledge to help you make a wise and practical decision about your storage needs.