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The Best Tips for Packing Up and Going

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Self Storage, Storage Tips | 0 comments

Who hasn’t felt it a few times in life, the need to just get up, get out, and move to somewhere new? Most people chicken out when the mood takes them, but for some of us, we actually go through with it.

For those who decide they really want to pull it off, there are a number of complications ahead. There’s finding a job in a new place, finding a good place to live, getting the money to gather for deposits, rent, and moving expenses. It isn’t easy.

And then there’s the actual process of moving. For those who have never done it before, moving can be its own special kind of challenge, one that keeps some people from actually pursuing their desire for a fresh start.

So, with that in mind, here are a few packing and moving tips that I’ve condensed from Your Austin Storage to help all of you looking to move who need just a little more advice.

Clearly mark boxes

It will save a lot of hassle if you mark your boxes carefully. Write on every side of the box (so you don’t have to flip it around to see the information) and write all the items within. That can seem like a pain at first, but you’ll be glad later when you’re looking for that one particular item.

Organize and use your space

Whether you’re using your car, a pickup truck, a trailer, or a moving truck, the key is maximizing your space. Learn to stack items well and to get as much in safely and tightly as possible. Packing is a bit of a jigsaw puzzle, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll find you can fit much more into any space than you thought.

Think how you want things stored

When you’re packing things up, think about what needs to come out first when you reach your new place. You probably want furniture first (beds, couches, tables) and things like books last. So, pack your vehicle that way with furniture near the front where it’s easiest to access.

Take care with breakables and valuables

Take extra care of valuables. Wrap them in newspaper and then tape them to make sure the wrapping stays on. Don’t use just a little piece of tape. Cover the whole thing with tape to add extra protection. Then place it in a location where it won’t be able to fall but also doesn’t have a lot of heavy objects on top of it.

Clean everything

This is another extra step that can seem annoying at the time, but you’ll be glad when you open those boxes up and find everything clean and ready to go. When traveling, things can get messy. Mold can grow where you didn’t clean kitchen equipment. Objects can stick together. It’s just far more hassle later than just cleaning them first. Then, they’re ready for use as soon as you open the box.

I hope some of those tips help. Remember, getting a fresh start can be difficult, but it is almost always worth it!

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Benefits of Self Storage

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Self Storage | 0 comments

Benefits of Self Storage

Storage facilities are there to make sure that we have space for our stuff. They are not just for unwanted junk, but also for items that we still legitimately need, such as extra appliances, furniture, and even vehicles.
Storage facilities are actually not just for personal use. It can be utilized for business purposes, particularly those that have big inventories. But aside from the obvious extra space, what are the benefits of having a storage?

You can take your time

Space is an important factor in convenient living. Sometimes, neighborhoods and apartments have rules regarding the number of items residents have, to ensure that there is enough space for everybody and that the premises is free of clutter. If you have your own storage, you can take your time to determine which items you can retain or throw. You cannot say the same thing to places that have space concerns.

You can stay organized

Having extra storage is not just for excess stuff. Sometimes, it is also about organizing all you stuff. For example, you can put your winter clothes and gears in the storage during summer time. When the cold season arrives, you can take out these clothes and gears and store your summer items. Organizing makes your use of space more efficient.

You can secure valuable items

Storage facilities, such as the Mopac Self Storage, have features to ensure that your items are safe, like security cameras, personal access codes, and climate control units. This gives you peace of mind that your valuable items are in good hands. It is best not to store valuable items of the monetary sense, like cash and jewelry. But other valuable items like those with sentimental value, such as documents and picture albums, are recommended. Storage facilities ensure that they are safe from the common dangers in where you live, like burglary and residential fire.

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