At StorPlace Self Storage we have seen many people make all sorts of mistakes while either preparing to store or actually packing your belongings in a unit. Here are just a few of the more common mistakes.
- Not thinking about insuring your items – Most people don’t realize that most storage facilities don’t insure your items automatically. We do offer a low-cost solution to this problem: StorPlace Property Protection. Some form of insurance is a requirement at most if not all storage facilities, whether it is homeowner’s/renters insurance or our StorPlace Property Protection.
- Wrapping items in the wrong material – Do not use newspaper to wrap items. The ink can bleed onto the item being wrapped causing you to clean it all over again. Some items can be harder to clean ink off of than others. StorPlace Self Storage offers ink free newsprint to wrap your items in.
- Not having enough time or help – Moving is not a fun time for anyone involved and it can be difficult to keep track of everything. You need to make sure you have enough time so that you are not rushed. If you are rushed, you will not pack as neatly and as organized as it could be. Also, you could potentially cause damage to some items you are storing.
- Not labelling properly – Make sure you label each box because there is nothing worse than having to go through each and every box looking for one thing. An easy way to do this is to make a “table of contents”. To do this, just number the boxes and on a separate sheet of paper, write the number of the box and the contents out to the side. We have plenty of boxes and packing supplies to help with this process at StorPlace Self Storage.
If you have any additional questions about anything that was mentioned above or anything regarding your storage needs feel free to give us a call at (615) 826-1700.