organizing your next move

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organizing your next move

As a military spouse, I have a lot of experience packing and moving. I have learned what to leave out until the very last minute and what can be put away long before the move. I have learned what will be needed the first night in the new home and what can wait several days or even weeks to be unpacked. My blog can help you get through the organizational aspects of your move. Once you are organized, everything else will fall into place and the rest of the move will be nothing more than moving boxes here and there.

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3 Key Considerations When Renting A Storage Unit

Storage units serve a number of different purposes. They allow you to safely store your items away without having to worry about space in your home. They also provide you with a means of keeping your items safe while you look for a new home in a different town. People use storage units for a number of different reasons. Regardless of what your reason is, you want to make sure you know what you are dealing with beforehand to prevent any confusion along the way. Here are three key considerations when looking to rent a storage unit.

Size of the Unit

Many people end up underestimating the size of the unit they need. They often think a small unit will suffice, until they start putting their items inside and realize they are going to need a larger unit. This often results in having to rent a second smaller unit when one large one would have been sufficient. Stop and think about all of the items you are going to put inside of the unit first. Then, add a little extra space for any additional items.

Items Being Stored

Consider whether you are planning on storing precious collectibles and electronics in the unit or just a bunch of clothes and blankets. Anytime you are storing electronics and rare collections, you might want to look into a climate controlled unit to keep everything safe inside and prevent any damage from occurring due to extreme temperature changes and humidity.

Proper Storage Methods

You need to stop and think about how you are going to store the items in your unit. Consider going with plastic storage containers. This way if the unit condensates, your items are still protected safely inside. It also keeps any possible bugs or critters out of your belongings. If you are storing any vehicles, lawnmowers or other power equipment, you need to ask what the facility's restrictions are on the item. You might be required to drain the oil, gas, etc. before storing the item inside. This can protect your item and the facility.

By taking the above into consideration, you can help make the rental process smooth and effortless. You want to make sure you know what you are getting right from the get go. If you ever have any questions, take the time to discuss your concerns with a rental professional like Stevens Creek Storage. They can help you make an informed decision on what is going to work the best for your needs.