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Tips for Keeping Your Storage Unit Safe and Accessible

Last updated 6 years ago

Packing your belongings into self-storage is an art that requires attention to detail. When you place items into a storage facility, it is important to take the time to do it well. With the following tips, you can safely and efficiently store what you need:

  • Leave Room to Walk

One of the biggest dangers that can arise for you when using a storage unit is a hazardous walkway. You might not realize it when you are concentrating on getting everything inside the storage unit, but a clear walkway eliminates a lot of the danger inside. If you have too many boxes to leave a clear walkway, it might be a good idea to get a bigger unit.

  • Use Caution When Stacking

In addition to packing each box well, it is important to avoid stacking your boxes to an unsafe height. When the boxes are piled too high, it is extremely easy for you to accidentally knock them over. It also makes it more difficult to get to the boxes that are on the bottom of the pile. Try not to stack boxes to a height that is taller than you.

  • Keep What You Need Close

Although you plan to keep everything that you put into storage, there are some items that you will need more frequently than others. Decide what items you might need to collect before you start to pack the unit. Instead of burying them under other items, keep them close to the door so you can easily access them when you need them. Packing your storage unit well makes it more convenient and efficient.

One of the best ways to keep your belongings safely in storage is to leave it to the professionals. Men On The Move packs and moves your belongings from your home into one of our vault storage units. We also have self-storage facilities with spacious units that can easily contain all of your items. Call (888) 617-8645 today to learn more. 


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