Maybe it’s your grandmother’s antique wingback chairs, or a table that sits in the corner of your unused office/den/home gym/spare bedroom that is itself filled with unopened boxes of pictures from when you moved in back in the 1990’s.
It’s time for a storage unit.
So maybe your Ming dynasty vase may not be the best option for a storage unit, but plenty of other items will be. You want to move stuff that you want to keep but just don’t have space for anymore. Maybe they are sentimental items, or you could be holding onto them for your children. Either way, they need to move out.
123 Movers have a few things to note – namely to use uniform sized boxes and put the heavier ones on the bottom. They also suggest putting your most valuable possessions (but not that vase) in the back.
The site apartmenttherapy.com recommends placing pallets down on the floor. “Keeping your items off the floor is almost essential,” the site says. Adding that the risk isn’t in your stuff, you have no way of knowing what is in the unit next door.
Contributor Lucinda Gunnin also suggests on Yahoo.com’s voices section to never pack away important documents into your storage unit. She says the last thing people would want is their tax returns, heirloom photos and personal papers to be stolen. These items belong locked away or filed in your home office.
Bottom line is when you need to move around your house again it’ll be time to get a storage unit. And when you do, make sure to use a little common sense. Maybe even give us a call before you start packing.