How to Prepare Moving your Possessions to a Storage Unit

Creating a layout for your storage unit can be very challenging. Although you may know the size and dimensions of your unit, it’s still pretty hard to visualize its size when you’re packing boxes at home. If you want to make sure that everything you need to store will fit just right in your rented storage space, here are tips that you need to follow:

  • Gather all the items that you want to place in storage

Gather all your personal belongings and valuables that you want to put into storage. Don’t just lay them on the floor, but instead start organizing them in boxes instead. it may be very well tempting to simply toss all your items in one pile. But remember that you need to have them organize before moving. Make sure to tidy them up in boxes so you can start organization early on.

  • Use tape and tape measure to draw the size of your storage space

Recreate the dimensions and size of the unit you have opted to rent at home. You can do with the help of a tape and tape measure. Simply outline the measurements on the floor. Mark out the unit size with a colorful tape so you can easily visualize how your actual storage space really is.

  • Move items inside the marked area

Move all the boxes you packed inside the taped area.  This will give you an idea if you need to adjust the size of your storage space. If you feel that the space is too small for you, the storage company will allow you to upgrade to a bigger sized unit. This also goes the same if you want to downsize to a smaller unit.

  • Do not forget the ceilings

Never forget to measure the ceiling height. This is especially true if you plan to stack boxes on top of one another.