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Self Storage Tips

Summit Self Storage: Self Storage Tips

Do you need some self storage tips to get you started on the right foot? Summit Self Storage is your first choice for affordable storage units in the Southeast, 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 Summit Self Storage today!

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Self Storage Tips for Finding Space & Packing

Self Storage Tips

Choose Your Storage Unit 

You have many self storage options in Southeast. So how do you choose a storage facility—and more specifically storage units—to house your belongings? Start by searching for self 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.  

Depending on what you need to store and for how long, various storage solutions present different pros and cons. If you’re frequently retrieving things from your storage unit, a drive-up container makes sense since it’s easy to load items into your car. However, if you’re worried about weather damage, an indoor temperature-controlled unit will better suit your belongings’ needs. Make sure to choose the storage unit type best suited for your particular needs.

Visit Summit Self Storage to start getting your items organized today. Summit Self Storage boasts three convenient storage facility locations in the Southeast. Find self storage in Awendaw, SC, Augusta, GA, and Mills River, NC. Read more about our storage facility’s specific features, and use our 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 ensure that your items stay protected while in storage, take care of them as you’re packing them away. Items that are delicate will need more padding to keep them safe throughout transport. Pick up packing and moving supplies at any one of our Summit Self Storage offices today! 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

While packing and storing your boxes, keep the following tips in mind to help prevent any damage. Heavier, larger items should be placed at the bottom of storage containers before adding lighter ones on top. By evenly distributing weight, you will minimize pressure and strain on the box itself which could cause it to break or shatter.

3. Clean & Cover

Before you return your products, clean and preserve them to increase their lifespan. Cover appliances, tools, and electronics in a storage space to minimize dust and dirt accumulation. To prevent damage or bad smells over time, clean away germs and water droplets beforehand.

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

One way to prevent damage is by packing with air-tight containers. This will also help you deal with nuisances like bugs and moisture from the very beginning. Some examples of items that would benefit from being packed in airtight containers are antiques, clothing, technology, and papers.

Organizing Garage

Packing Tips for Your Storage Unit 

1. Create an Organized Layout

The goal of storage is to make your life less complicated, not more. The best way to accomplish this is to pack your storage unit by taking a step-by-step approach. It’s also wise to leave some space in the center of your container so you can access items stored in all corners more easily. Another tip is to store similar items together–such as seasonal clothing or kitchen equipment–so you can find what you need more quickly later on. Lastly, keep your most essential items close to the entryway for quick retrieval.

2. Utilize Your Entire Storage Space

Use all the space you’re paying for by stacking items high. Also, consider installing shelving units if your storage facility allows it.

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. 

Car in Garage

Vehicle Storage Tips 

Long-term storage of a vehicle can save you a lot of space on your property, but it is not as simple as dropping it off and leaving it. Vehicles of all sizes require additional care to give it a better chance of running as smoothly as possible when you need it again. Get its oil changed if you are storing long-term, top off the gas tank to prevent moisture build-up, and add a fuel stabilizer. Then, clean it inside and out—any dirt there will only accumulate over time. Follow more of Edmund’s vehicle storage tips.  

Find safe and secure vehicle storage at Summit Self Storage in Mills River, NC. Call or email the storage facility today to learn more!

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Now that you have learned some helpful self storage tips, look to Summit Self Storage for all of your storage needs. Summit Self Storage boasts three convenient storage facility locations in Awendaw, SC, Augusta, GA, and Mills River, NC. Choose from features that include convenient drive-up storage units, outdoor parking spaces for personal vehicles, temperature-controlled storage units and more! Additionally, for your security, all storage units are monitored via 24 hour security cameras, with secure keypad access at entryways. Feel comfortable storing your personal items at Summit Self Storage this year!

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