One of the major things we focus on when moving is packing and storage. What is our plan once everything is packed up? Do we storage it or take it with us where we are going. The Easy answer is YOU STORE IT!
Let’s start with packing and what we need to get rid of.
Less is more when it comes to moving and throwing away is OKAY! Start with your
closets and storage areas like garage when decluttering. Ask yourself if you
cannot live without the item and if the answer is YES, THROW IT AWAY. Studies
show throwing away items you do not need reduces stress, and we will need a
stress reducer occasionally. If you do not take it with you to the unit then
you probably did not need it to start with.
The next step is to decide on a storage unit. When
picking a storage unit there are a few things that are important. First a safe
location is Important, look at the reviews online and make sure it is the right
place for you. Second making sure they have security, so you know for sure your
stuff is safe. Security cameras, lock pads, secured doors, and guards are even
a plus side to renting from a certain company.
Once you have decided on a unit make sure to take
EVERYTHING you planned to take to the unit. Make sure over the next few months
when using the unit, you keep everything clean and organized. That way when it
is time to find something you have full accessibility to your items. Using
shelves will help reduce clutter and make your items easier to see. Totes are
the BEST organizer to keep moisture and bugs out when packing up your items.
Putting important documents in a fireproof safe is recommended and can your
items. Boxes tend to not hold up as long, absorb moisture, and let bugs in so
you cannot go wrong with totes.
When reserving a unit, it is normally a month-to-month
contract and can end at any time. Make sure you keep your stuff organized and
ready for the next adventure. In the long run it is the best scenario and will
make your life less stressful. The reason people pick storage units is because
they are convenient and easily accessible to the person. Picking a storage unit
is a win situation for everyone.