Are you planning a summer move?
If so, then you’re probably thinking about spring cleaning, decluttering your home, packing your belongings, and finding storage solutions.
In fact, one of the most important aspects to consider when moving is storage. Your Arizona movers at Folkestad Moving Services have been in the business for 20 years and have the know-how and experience to make your move a success.
If you’re planning a move and need to utilize storage during the process, then consider these tips and tricks to help you take full advantage of our storage services:
- Efficient Storage Unit Packing
Before moving your items to a storage unit, you will want to do a few things. Procuring high quality packing supplies and labeling boxes efficiently will ensure your belongings are easy for you to access and secured from damage.
Once you have secured and labelled your boxes according to what is inside them, you will need to think about how you plan to store the boxes in your unit.
It is best to put the heaviest boxes and items at the bottom and save the lightest boxes for last so they are on top of the heavier ones. You can also add shelving to your unit so that you have multiple levels of storage space inside for your belongings.
Try to deconstruct your furniture as much as possible for storage. If it can be broken down and reassembled, then break the piece down to save on room and costs.
- Choosing the Right Storage Unit Size
This part can be tricky. There are many different sizes to choose from when renting a storage unit, and it is important to choose the right one to avoid overpaying for a too-large unit or overpacking a too-small unit, which could damage belongings and make storing new items over time difficult.
The smallest option is usually a storage locker, which is roughly the size of cubicle. This would be the size to choose if you need to store seasonal items, small outdoor items, or clothing and shoes. The next size up is about the size of a bathroom or small closet, and this is best for boxes, books, and small furniture pieces.
If you need larger sized storage units, then consider how much you will be storing. For example, if you are storing belongings that would fit in one room, then you will want to pick a unit that is sized to match that. If you are storing enough furniture and boxes to fill a home, then you will want to consider the largest storage unit options.
- Short Term and Long-Term Storage Offices
You will also want to consider the duration of storage you require for your belongings. Short term storage is designed for people who need to store items for only a few months between moves. However, long term storage is for people who need a unit to store items for years at a time.
Long term storage is typically the cheaper option as it can be paid in cheaper increments based on up-front payments and how long you intend to use the unit.
- Convenient Storage Locations: Arizona
Are you looking for storage solutions in Arizona? At Folkestad Moving Services, we offer moving, packing, and storage services for our customers. Our trained movers can help you with long distance and local moves. Give us a call today at 928-771-2704 or request a quote online.