Published: March 15, 2023
UNITS Moving and Portable Storage containers are a convenient storage solution for many people who need extra space to store their belongings. However, if not used correctly, they can lead to costly mistakes that could have been easily avoided. Here are five of the biggest storage mistakes you can make and how to avoid them.
One of the most common storage mistakes is choosing the wrong size container. If you opt for a container that is too small, you will not be able to fit all your belongings, and if you go for a container that is too big, you will end up paying for space you don’t need. To avoid this mistake, make a list of all the items you plan to store and use it to determine the appropriate container size.
Another common mistake is not labeling your boxes. This can make it difficult to find items when you need them and can lead to unnecessary stress and frustration. To avoid this mistake, label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to.
Improper packing can lead to damage to your belongings, which defeats the purpose of renting a storage container in the first place. Make sure to wrap fragile items in bubble wrap or packing paper and use sturdy boxes that can hold the weight of your belongings.
Many storage facilities have rules about what can and cannot be stored. Make sure to read and understand these rules to avoid storing prohibited items such as hazardous materials, perishable items, and firearms.
Lastly, neglecting insurance is a common storage mistake. While storage facilities have security measures in place, accidents can happen, and your belongings can be damaged or stolen. Make sure to get insurance to protect your belongings in case of unexpected events.
By avoiding these common storage mistakes, you can ensure that your belongings are safe and secure in your UNITS Moving and Portable Storage container. Take the time to plan ahead and pack your items properly to avoid any unnecessary stress or damage to your belongings.
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