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Our Top Tips for Self Storage

Posted on 27th April 2015

When moving house or having work done on your property, you may well find yourself in need of space in which to store your belongings. In instances where this is the case, there are various tips and suggestions which can be taken on board to ensure the space available at your property is used effectively for storage:

Pack properly

By ensuring you pack possessions properly and in good order, you will be able to maximise the number of possessions that can be stored in one place at once. Rather than simply putting your things into boxes or bags in an unordered fashion, consider which shapes and materials can be compacted together in storage to create the maximum amount of space possible.

Another benefit to taking care when packing your possessions is that they are less likely to get damaged in the process of your move or whatever your reason for storage. The peace of mind that your possessions will be kept in good condition in the process of putting them into storage is worth the time spent on the process of packing them up properly.

Clean and prepare your furniture

If you intend to store any furniture during your move, ensure that you clean it ahead of putting it into storage. By doing so, you will avoid accumulating dust and other dirt amongst your pieces of furniture and other possessions within storage; dirt that can build up and lead to the furniture being harder to clean once they are removed from storage once again.

As well as cleaning the furniture, ensure that any furniture that needs to be disassembled is, both to protect the items from damage and allow them to be fitted into your storage space with no trouble.

Use good quality packing materials and storage boxes

As mentioned above, one of the main motivations for packing your possessions correctly when putting them into storage is to avoid damaging them. By using a range of good quality packing materials such as bubble wrap, along with the right size of boxes for the possessions in question, you can rest assured that your belongings will be safe and secure whilst being stored.

Here at The Whittle Group, we have over 130 years’ experience in the removals industry, meaning we recognise just how important the safe and secure storage of your property is during the process of a move. For more information on any of our services, or to arrange our storage and removals solutions for your move today, get in touch with our friendly team of experts. We’re always happy to help, whatever the enquiry.


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