If you have too much stuff cluttering up your life, maybe you should consider storing some of them. The first thing you will want to do is give some though to the things you need to store so that you can get the correct size. Getting too large of a Storage Garage is a waste of space and money and it might even encourage you to save excess items that you don’t even need so that you can justify having the larger space.
You will also need to think about whether the items will need to be in a climate controlled environment. If you’re just storing some paperwork or simple seasonal decorations, it might not matter if the items are exposed to heat or cold, but if you have things like candles, you may want an air conditioned Storage Garage.Regardless of the climate choice that you make, you will want to make sure you keep things like cardboard boxes from sitting directly on the concrete. Concrete absorbs moisture, which can then be absorbed by the boxes. Invest in some utility shelving for large units and consider putting something down to elevate the boxes and allow air circulation. If you don’t have any pallets, a few pieces of 2X4 will do just fine.
Try to pack all the items into boxes that are the same size so that you will have an easier time stacking them. You don’t want to make the boxes too heavy, so for boxes with things like books, fill excess space with crumpled newspaper so the boxes won’t cave in when you put another on top of it.Be sure to label all of the boxes with the contents so you don’t waste time looking in every box to find one item next time. You might also want to put the items you won’t need for a while in the back so you can have the stuff you will need more often in the front.
At St. Anne’s Self Storage, they can offer you everything you need to store your items safely until you can come back for them. They can give you a tour of the facility so you can take a look before deciding and they even offer rental trucks so you can get all your stuff there.