Storage rental units are an excellent way to store your possessions when you are moving, renovating, decluttering, or on a prolonged vacation. However, storage for hire is not without some challenges. These tips will help you avoid most of the challenges and make the best use of the units.

1. Choose the Right Location

Before you rent a storage unit, be sure the location is convenient for you. It’s best if it’s near your home, especially if you plan to make frequent trips to and from the facility.

Avoid storage units located in areas susceptible to natural calamities like storms and flooding.

2. Pick the Right Size Storage Facility

You want all of your items to fit in the storage unit. If you are not sure of the appropriate size, these tricks can help you estimate:

  • Gather everything you want to store in one place. This way you will be able to measure how much space you’ll require.
  • Explore the various size units being offered by your storage provider and ask them what they would recommend for the stuff you want to store.

3. Keep Items off the Floor

Before renting a storage unit, it can be difficult to tell whether or not melting snow will come under the door, or the next unit will have a leak that soaks its way into your belongings. Hence, it’s advisable to use pallets to keep your items off the floor.

4. Stack to the Ceiling

When using storage for hire, you should stack boxes to the ceiling to maximise your storage space. The heaviest boxes should sit at the bottom of the stack. Also, store larger items vertically.

5. Wrap Whatever You Can

You want to ensure that everything is sealed up tight and it won’t gather dust or tiny pests while in storage. This is where industrial plastic wrap comes in handy. Use it to wrap what you can.

6. Invest in a Heavy Duty Padlock

Most storage rental units are equipped with sufficient security, but you shouldn’t leave anything to chance. Consider investing in an all-weather padlock with a short arm. Such padlocks are difficult to break with a bolt cutter.

7. Do You Need a Climate-Controlled Unit?

This will depend on what you want to store. Climate-controlled units normally cost slightly more than standard units. However, if you have electronics, wooden items, documents, or any other items that could be damaged by moisture or heat, you might want to go for a climate-controlled unit.

If you live in an area that experiences extreme levels of humidity and temperature, the damage from humidity or heat can be even worse. It’s worth noting that not all storage facilities offer this storage solution. Be sure to ask about it before entering into any deal.


Removals For You wants you to have a satisfying storage experience. That’s why they share these tips with you to help you get the most out of your rental storage unit. If you have any other concerns about storage for hire, don’t hesitate to consult the storage experts at Removals For You.

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