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How to plan for storing your belongings in a storage unit

May 18, 2018

Moving can come with a lot of hassles. Storing your belongings in a rented storage unit can be one of them. If you’re moving to New York City, you will probably realize that you won’t be able to take all of your beloved furniture and knick-knacks with you. You will to have to resort to renting a storage unit. To help you out, we’ve put together this list of tips.

How to plan for storing your belongings in a storage unit

Consider the amount of space you will actually need. A lot of people tend to over-extend when it comes to this issue. They end up paying for space they do not use. Storage units are available in an array of sizes, so make certain you choose the one that fits your personal needs. This holds particularly true if you do not need frequent access to the items stored, as you will need less room for maneuvering.

To be certain that your prized possessions survive the trip, pack them accordingly. If you find yourself in need of renting a storage unit after you move to New York City, carefully plan for the transportation of your items. If you have any glasses or dishes that you wish to store, pack them individually. You can use specially designed boxes, to ensure you won’t find yourself with more than you started out with. Any other fragile items should be packed using bubble wrap, packing peanuts or foam sheets, as needed. Do not use newspapers or magazines to wrap anything that could be stained by ink. It could happen. When loading your truck and, later on, your storage unit, be sure to stack the heavier boxes at the bottom, with the lighter ones on top of them, so they don’t topple over.

In order to make sure you maximize the space you do have, in case you’re moving to NYC and renting a storage unit, you might want to keep several tips in mind. If at all possible, disassemble any large items, such as beds or tables. When storing your items, leave aisles for easy access to your stored goods. If you have any items that you need frequent access to, place them at the front of your storage unit. Stack any boxes you have to store onto dressers and fill any containers, such as drawers, with smaller delicate items or clothing.

Final Word

If you will ever find yourself in need of renting a storage unit when moving to New York, these ideas should help you make sure that your items get there safely and stay that way. All while providing you with an organized system to allow for easy access. And if you need additional help, remember, Empire Movers is always here, ready to serve.

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