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A-1 Self Storage: Self Storage Tips

Looking for self storage and a few tips to get you started on the right foot? A-1 Self Storage is your destination for self storage expertise in the Beacon Falls, CT community, and we’ve compiled a list of our top packing and storage tips to help you make the most of the space you are renting. Start your storage journey with A-1 Self Storage today!

Self Storage Tips for Finding Space & Packing

Storage Tips

Choose Your Storage Unit 

You have many self storage options in the Beacon Falls, CT area. So how do you choose a storage facility—and more specifically storage units—to house your belongings? Start by searching for self storage storage close to your home, work, business, or regular commutes. You are looking for convenience as much as you are looking for product and service.  

Another issue to think about is your unique storage requirements. Different storage solutions have their own set of benefits and some may be more suited for your needs than others. By limiting the amount of heavy lifting necessary to load your storage container, drive-up facilities make loading considerably easier. You can directly unload from your car into your storage unit. Indoor storage units, on the other hand, give temperature control, which gives items added protection against changes in humidity and other weather elements.

Visit A-1 Self Storage in Beacon Falls, CT today to start getting your items organized. Located south of Waterbury, this storage facility will serve the Beacon Falls, Seymour, and Naugatuck neighborhoods of Connecticut. Use our online storage calculator to figure out what size storage unit you should rent.

Packing and Moving

Packing Tips for Your Boxes 

1. Prep Before Packing

To get the best outcome when packing your items into storage, you need to take care of them as you are packing them away. Fragile items will require additional padding to keep them secure throughout moves. You can stock up on packing supplies, like boxes and bubble wrap, at our office location. And while you are there, talk with our storage experts to clear up any additional questions you may have before you start renting storage—also check our Self Storage FAQ to see if your question can be answered instantly! It is important to understand the rules and expectations before renting storage.

2. General Packing Rule: Heavy on the Bottom, Light on Top

Use this same piece of advice while packing your boxes and storage container. Begin with heavier, larger things as a foundation and only add lighter ones on top. This will prevent your boxes from breaking under the weight of the items inside and around them.

3. Clean & Cover

In order to return to your items in good condition after a long stay in storage, you should clean and protect them before placing them in storage. Items like appliances, equipment, and electronics do much better covered into storage long-term to discourage dust and dirt build-up. But before you cover them, clean away germs and water that could develop damage or odors over time. 

4. Pack Air-Tight to Keep Out Moisture & Pests

Another way to ward off damage is to pack with air-tight containers. Deter bugs and moisture-related damage from step one. Some items that would especially benefit from being packed in airtight containers include antiques, clothing, electronics, and documents.  

Organizing Garage

Packing Tips for Your Storage Unit 

1. Create an Organized Layout

Self-storage is all about making your life simpler by assisting you in remaining organized. Taking a planned approach to packing your storage unit is the greatest way to do it. Leave space down the center of the storage container for an aisle so you may access boxes in all corners as you arrange boxes in your storage unit. Then group similar things together, such as shed or kitchen equipment, to make them easier to find later. If you want to save time visiting your storage unit frequently, leave your most-needed belongings near the front door for a quick grab.

2. Utilize Your Entire Storage Space

You are paying for your storage rental, so make the most of the space. If you are storing a lot of items, you may want to consider using shelving for organization and to stack higher in the space. 

3. Don’t Store Perishables

So what can’t you store? Perishables like food will go bad quickly, and when they do, they will begin to attract pests. It is best to avoid this altogether by storing these items in your everyday storage space in your home or business. You also cannot store dangerous, flammable items or money. Check out a more complete list from Move.org. 

Packing Garage

Vehicle Storage Tips 

Long-term storage of a vehicle might save you a lot of room on your property, but it isn’t as simple as dropping it off and leaving it. Any size vehicle requires additional attention to ensure that it runs properly when you need it again. If you’re keeping the car for a long period of time, have the oil changed, top up the gas tank with octane booster to avoid moisture accumulation, and add an anti-freeze additive. Then, clean it inside and out—any dirt there will only accumulate over time. Follow more of Edmund’s vehicle storage tips.  

 

 

A-1 Self Storage in Beacon Falls, CT

Are you ready to get your space organized? A-1 Self Storage has the self storage units and tools you need for easy short-term or long-term storage. Looking for a secure location to keep personal things? Our storage containers in Beacon Falls, Connecticut are inside and temperature-controlled, as well as drive-up accessible. When you store privately or commercially, you’ll have piece of mind with A-1 Self Storage on South Main Street. A-1 Self Storage also offers moving supplies on site and storage experts who can answer all of your questions! Rent a storage container in Beacon Falls CT with our team today!