What to Expect When Storing Household Goods

Don’t have enough space in your house for all the furniture? Planning on storing excess household goods in a storage facility? You’re on the right track, as full service storage units are a very convenient and secure way of putting away your stuff. They are especially useful if you are planning to sell your house and need all the furniture out, or even when you are relocating.

But in order to get the most out of the storage unit, you need to be prepared to tackle any potential problems that you might face. At Movers USA, we advise all our clients to go through our website, where you can find information on everything related to our process. Besides that, we would also recommend our customers to take the following things into consideration:

The Type of Items You Plan On Storing

This is the most important factor that should be taken into consideration. The type of packaging and storage facility will depend largely on the type of item that you plan on storing. For example, if you are planning to put away wooden furniture or other items that are susceptible to termite infestation, it is recommended to sprinkle a little insecticide around the furniture.

For glass and other brittle items, a hard container is necessary to prevent the items from getting crushed. Some storage items may also have special temperature requirements to prevent them from deteriorating overtime. All these specifics need to be taken into account before you make the big move.

The Monetary Aspect

For getting the most out of your storage facility, it is also necessary to determine the overall costs you’ll be paying for the service. The biggest mistake that people make here is to base the total cost on the monthly amount that they will be paying without considering other specifics that add up overtime. A storage company may be offering value added services such as free pickup and drop-off, but they might charge a slightly higher service fee and vice versa. The best way to decide which full storage service will give the most ‘bang for your buck’ is to evaluate the overall costs that will accumulate overtime against the period of storage.

Packaging

And finally, you must consider how you will be storing the items. First, you need to make the most of the storage boxes, as the fee you will be charged largely depends on the volume of the storage, not the contents itself. Therefore, Movers USA recommends filling the storage boxes up to their full capacity. This will not only be more cost effective, it will also make sure that the box doesn’t lose its structural integrity if a heavier weight is placed on top of it. To make things even more cost effective, it would be fruitful to ask around for packaging supplies from family members that may have recently used a storage service.

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