The first thing is to find the nearest StorPlace Self Storage facility and go ahead and secure your space. Tenants choose StorPlace Self Storage because they already know they are the best. And when I say secure, I mean pick the size you need and go ahead and rent it. This way, you don’t have to worry about if they will have the right size, and you will already know where to go when you come back to put your belongings in the space. Go ahead and get all the boxes you need and anything else like mattress covers, tape, newsprint and bubble wrap. The name of the game is convenience and one stop shopping. All StorPlace Self Storage facilitie are located in Middle Tn. including Franklin, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Hermitage, Bellevue and Goodlettsville already have everything s located in you need. Why do you need to go anywhere else?
Now that you have all your moving and packing supplies you can get to work packing your belongings. I like to use smaller boxes like the 16×12.5×12.5. They are perfect for things like dishes, books, compact discs, DVDs or even those old vinyl records you might still have. The idea is to keep your heavier things in a smaller box so it is easier to move and a lot easier to stack. Of course, for your lighter things like lamp shades, bed linens, towels or pillows, you can use a larger box like the 24x18x18 or even the 24x18x24 if needed. They will stack very well also if packed correctly.
Now let’s talk about the mattress and box springs. If there is one thing I hate to see, it would have to be a person putting their mattresses and box springs into a storage unit without using any kind of protection. This drives me crazy. In my opinion, if you don’t protect your mattresses and box springs, you may as well throw them in a dumpster. They are going to get dirty and they are also going to get little creepy crawlies on them and in them that you can’t even see with the naked eye. And that’s the last thing you want to think about when you lay down at night to try to get some sleep. So you always want to use a mattress cover no matter what. And guess what? You can them in many shapes and sizes at StorPlace Self Storage.
Another thing you want to use would have to be the shrink wrap. This is a clingy heavy duty plastic that is like cling wrap that we all have in our kitchens at home. You can wrap all of your larger furniture in it. It will also keep the drawers in your dresser and chest of drawers from sliding out when they are in transit from point A to point B. It will also help keep these things from getting scratched and scuffed as well. It may even save the sofa and chair from rips and tears.
Now that you are packed up and ready to store your belongings here are a few things you may want to keep in mind. Insure your property. You can get property protection at any StorPlace Self Storage location in Nashville. If it’s worth storing, then it’s worth insuring. Your belongings are even covered during transit. And there is a zero deductable. You can’t beat that.
When loading the unit you want to put the larger furniture in the back. You know things you are not to going to need to get to for a while. Also, I would cover any big ticket items like a Plasma or LCD TV with a blanket and tuck it safely in the back of the unit. If someone does break into your unit, they won’t see that nice television. Put anything you may have to come back for in the front of the space. If you label your boxes, it will be a lot easier to find what you need. So if you can’t live without your favorite pots or pans, they will be safely packed and stacked in the front of the unit for you to pick up whenever you need them.
You may even lay a nice flashlight out in front for your convenience when you need to see better in the space of course. Just think about it when loading the space. Am I going to need this soon or not? It can really be that simple. You can even ask the friendly StorPlace Self Storage staff what they think. They are always happy to help. Good luck and happy storing!
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