A storage unit can hold most of your belongings, sure, but are you sure that you’re getting the most out of the unit space? It is common to make easy mistakes when placing your items in a storage unit. Storage units are used to keep hold of personal belongings or unwanted items, either on a short or long-term basis.
Depending on what you are planning to store, choosing the wrong storage capacity can vastly affect your items. Using storage units is straightforward, but make sure to avoid the following self-storage mistakes to ensure that your items are kept safely in perfect conditions.
Not choosing the correct space capacity
This is one of the most common mistakes, stuffing all of your items into a small and confined storage space that cannot handle your item load. It might be an inexpensive solution, but going for the cheaper option is not always the best approach. If the storage unit is small, there is a significant risk of damaging your goods. Stacking all of your items may lead to fall damage or crushed items.
Always calculate the unit capacity and ensure that your volume of items can fit comfortably with plenty of breathing space. That extra cost for a bigger space will ease your mind and save you money in the long run. Best of all, your belongings are safe from any damage.
Not planning ahead of the logistics
You have booked your storage unit. The next step is to transport your items to the storage facilities safely. How will you transfer your belongings to the unit space? Ensure that you have thought of these logistics in advance to save you time, hassle, and stress on the day of moving.
Depending on the things you’re planning to store, you may need a trolley to ensure a smooth transfer. Our storage unit provides trolleys, so there is no hassle transferring the items from your car/van to the unit.
Superstore Self Storage can provide you with the best solution for your self-storage needs. We also offer a collection service to transport your personal items to our storage unit. We are situated just outside of Leicester City Centre, off the B582, providing easy access. Call us on 0116 239 3000 for a free, no-obligation quote.