At Passion Safe Storage in Saskatoon, we can help you get a handle on your space with the mini storage unit you need, in a size you can manage, at a rate you can afford. Come down to our facility off Marquis drive and check us out. Read on for 5 important storage tips that will ensure your goods stay safe and organized.
#1. Make Sure You Get the Right Size Unit
Getting a self storage unit that’s too small can be a disaster, but getting an oversized unit isn’t good, either, because you’re throwing away money. Getting the right size mini storage unit is one of the most important things you can do, but it does take some planning. Start by making an inventory of everything you will be storing. Pack up your belongings in boxes to get an idea of the amount of space you need. Don’t plan on packing your unit like a game of Tetris: it’ll take forever and make it almost impossible to retrieve anything. Reserve space for a walking path and consider any awkwardly sized items or items that need extra space like winter tires, a grill, or an appliance.
#2. Have an Organization Plan
If you rush through packing and storing your belongings, you’ll have trouble finding what you’re looking for when spring returns. Ideally, your storage unit should be organized for frequent access, even if you don’t think you’ll need anything for several months. To stay organized, identify which items you may need to access such as kids toys, tools, or documents. These items will be stored near the front of the unit. Label every box by colour, number, and/or room and create a master list detailing exactly what’s in every box. Finally, sketch out a layout for your storage unit with a walking path in the middle.
#3. Choose Heated Storage for Sensitive Items
Climate-controlled, heated storage units maintain a consistent temperature and humidity level unlike regular storage units, which can become very cold or very hot, depending on the outside weather. While some items can be safely stored in a regular unit, many items should be stored in a climate-controlled unit to prevent temperature or humidity damage. Items that should always be kept in a heated storage unit include:
- Wood or leather furniture
- Musical instruments
- Documents and papers
#4. Think Twice About What You Want to Store
Packing up belongings to store is a great opportunity to really consider what you actually want to keep and what can be donated, sold, or thrown away. After all, do you really want to pack up and transport clothes that the kids have outgrown and pay for the extra storage, only to throw them away months down the road when you go through your storage unit again? As you pack up your items, make sure they’re worth the time and effort to store.
#5. Take Advantage of our Saskatoon Self Storage Promotions
What is better than first month free? To save on self storage and make the most of your self-storage experience call us today. Once the storage units are occupied the special will end.