It is time to invest in a storage building. You have consulted all the local commercial establishments that offer storage units for rent on a month-by-month basis. Either you are going to make a lease or purchase your own storage building. You have considered the various sizes and settled on a small, medium or large unit. You’ve weighed the pros and cons between constructing the storage building with wood, plastic, metal or another type of material. You have also laid out plans for a door or multiple entry points, windows, shelving units and other byproducts of creating more storage space.

Now what?

Tip #1. Clean the items you plan to store.

Sure, the items you plan to store may be inside the unit for months if not years but that does not mean you put them in dirty. It is especially true if you have items of value. Therefore, make sure you take the time to wash any object you pack. Not only that but allow for plenty of time to dry as items packaged without the appropriate amount are far more susceptible to mildew and mold.

Tip #2. Safeguard your valuables with bubble wrap.

Have you ever ordered something online and when it arrived it was stuffed with bubble wrap all around the item? Bubble wrap is the number one safeguard for securing precious cargo and for good reason. It may cost a little compared to using something like old newspaper but is far more effective. For example, your average person does not realize that newspaper is prone to blemish ink on porcelain or glass over time causing permanent damage to your antique.

Tip #3. Pack items to prevent dust accumulation.

Bubble wrap is fantastic for getting started but in order to shelter your personal property under a shelter is to utilize boxes, plastic bedding, airtight containers and/or tarps to keep things less dusty. Furthermore, plastic bedding or crates can keep appliances, furniture and other important goods directly off the ground and free from water damage or mold.

Tip #4. Consider climate control.

Depending on where you live (or the storage unit is located) plays a huge part on plans for storage. A storage building with climate control is now an option at an extra cost though well worth the money if you have any items that must be kept at room temperature. Therefore, always consider the type of item being stored, duration of storage and weather in the region because self-storage without climate control could cause irreversible damage to goods.

Tip #5. Organize appropriately.

In order to maximize storage space, common sense applies: heaviest objects on the bottom and lighter objects on-top. Anything that you might need to use frequently should be placed as close to the front as possible. You will be surprised just how much the storage building can house with the proper amount of consideration when it comes to organizing the storage.