The Benefits of Long-Term Storage

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The Benefits of Long-Term Storage

When I started a new job a few years ago, I had no idea how frequently I would be moving. Unfortunately, I found myself relocating every few months, and I realized that I didn't want to take all of my stuff with me every time. Instead of getting rid of half of my belongings, I decided to rent a storage unit. In addition to making it easy to simply stash my things when I had to hit the road, my storage unit also became a dynamic, easy place to store things like holiday decorations and clothes my kids had outgrown. This blog is all about the benefits of long-term storage, so that you can use your unit to its full potential.



Planning A Move? Tips For A Stress Free Successful Day

Moving doesn't have to be unorganized, nerve-racking and confusing, and instead, you can take the time to make sure that unpacking is just as easy as packing everything up. With the right moving supplies, like moving boxes, packaging tape, labels, bubble wrap and foam, you can pack everything safely and efficiently. 

You don't want to just toss random items into boxes to fill empty spaces, and instead, you need a strategic plan. Here are a few things you can do to make moving easy, and to make unpacking simple and fast.

List for Each Box

The items that are in every box should be on a list. When you are wondering where your tablet or hair ties are, you should be able to look at the lists to see what box they are in, and what room that box was put in. You can put all the master lists together in one big inventory list to make sure nothing was taken, removed from the boxes or missing at the end of the move.

Box Labeled with Old Room and New Room

If there is a box of bathroom towels and items that are going to go be going into a new bathroom, but there is more than one bathroom in the new space, you'll want to label exactly what bathroom that box is going into. It's much easier to unload the truck and unpack your rooms when the boxes are already sitting in the rooms where they need to go.

Move Your Valuables Separately and in Advance

It can be a sickening feeling when you think you lost something that is valuable or sentimental to you. If you have a safe that is something you'll want to transport instead of throw into the moving truck, along with any other items that need to be handled with special care so you aren't stressed they will break, tear or get damaged.

The more hands you have to help on moving day the easier it will be, especially if you don't think you can do all the heavy lifting on your own. If you're looking for the best way to get the move completed in the shortest amount of time, renting a large truck and even hiring professionals (such as those from A Adam's Moving) are both options to get things done fast. These tips will help make everything move swiftly without confusion and without stress while you need things when it's time to unpack.