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Accessing storage unit items

Whether you’re using self storage for personal or commercial needs, it’s inevitable that you’re going to access your storage unit at least once after your items have been stored. If your items aren’t labeled properly, or aren’t easily accessible in your storage unit, this could be tricky.

The first step is to make sure every moving box is clearly labeled in the storage unit. To make this process easier, it’s best to pack similar items in the same box. labels like “kitchen items” might seem clear when you’re writing them, but when it comes down to searching your storage unit for a salad bowl in amongst five boxes labeled “kitchen items”, it might not be so helpful. Packing clothes in clothes boxes – so they can hang inside – is also a good idea. This way you don’t have to go through boxes of folded up clothes in the storage unit, trying to find the cardigan you just realised you needed.

The other important step is organising the storage unit. It’s best to keep aisle space, so you can easily move around inside. This will not only make it easier to access your items in the storage unit, it will also help prevent odors and mildew. Planning ahead is an important step – make sure items you might need are stored at the front, and things like furniture should be at the back of the storage unit.

As long as the items in the storage unit are labeled carefully and clearly, and are easily accessible, you can have a relatively stress-free storage experience.
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Choosing the right storage unit

The amount of space you need depends on the items you wish to store. Upon inquiry, a Preston Storage representative will assess your unique situation to advise you on the perfect storage unit to suit your moving and packing needs.

At our location in Underwood, we offer two different sized storage units: 3 x 3m and 6 x 3m.

As a general rule, a 3 x 3m storage unit can hold the average contents of a 2-bedroom home/unit. Some items you might like to store could include beds, chairs, desks, bedside tables or electronic equipment.

The larger 3 x 6m storage unit can hold the average contents of a 3-4 bedroom home.

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