So, you’ve decided to sign up for your very own personal container self-storage unit down here in Poole. Now comes the (not so fun) part of packing up your personal items ready for transport. Here are some tips and tricks to help cram as much as you can into your storage container.
First, recognise exactly what items you would like to put into your container storage and make an inventory of these items/which box they’ll be in (an Excel spreadsheet is recommended, but if you’re organised a written list will do too). You can also do this on old school pen and paper if you’d prefer. For maximum organisation we’d suggest getting lined or boxed paper so you can break everything into sections.
To start, this is important, make sure your boxes are sturdy. once you’ve found strong enough boxes, make sure they are ALL labelled. Label them clearly so it makes it easier to find them later.
Place the bulkier, less-used items towards the back of your storage container so you don’t have to rearrange them when accessing your unit. Set aside space at the front of your container for possessions that you may require regular access to. This allows for simple accessibility and ease when trying to find certain belongings later down the line. Just a quick point, access to our facility in Poole is 24/7!
If you are storing larger items that can be disassembled, take them a part before you pack them in your storage space to create more capacity for extra stuff! Finally, don’t let hollow space go to waste. If you are storing draws, a wardrobe, a desk, suitcases, a trunk, or anything along those lines, make sure to fill these with smaller items to optimise space.
To enquire about one of our container storage facilities for your personal or business storage, please get in touch with our team on 01202 283315 or visit our contact page.