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Moving Out:  Finding a Storage Solution

Ten years ago, I found myself with the need to move out of my apartment before my new place was ready. For a month, I camped out on my best friend's sofa. That also meant I had to find somewhere to store my furniture and other belongings. Fortunately for me, a local storage facility offered container rentals for reasonable prices. I was able to have a container delivered to my apartment, filled it with my stuff, and then have it transported to a facility. It remained there until my new place was ready. At that point, the service delivered the container and we set to work loading everything in my new home. If your lease is expiring but your new place will not be free for a month or two, let's talk. Temporary storage solutions are easier to come by than you think.

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How To Make More Room In Your Self Storage Unit

If you want to make sure that you are going to have as much room as possible in your self storage unit, you will want to take a moment to review the following tips.

Set Up Some Free Standing Shelving Units

You are generally not able to secure anything to the walls of a self storage unit. Therefore, you need to make sure that the shelving units that you bring in are sturdy and are able to stand upright on their own without risk of falling over. Line as many shelving units as you can against the walls of your storage unit. Before bringing anything else into the unit, you will want to fill these shelves in order to maximize the amount of space that you have left. Just make sure that you are keeping the heaviest boxes and bags on the bottom shelves so you are reducing the risk of them toppling over.

Stack Heavy Objects Towards The Back Of The Unit

It is important to make sure that you are bringing in the furniture and appliances before you fill the rest of the space up with a lot of boxes. The reason for this is because you can possible stack boxes on top of couches and chairs. You can place boxes and bags under and on top of tables. You can also store a lot of little items inside things such as dresser drawers, microwaves, and refrigerators. Not only does this free up a lot of extra space, but you will find that those places will serve as a nice place to store things that are very fragile and would otherwise be at risk for breaking.

Use Plastic Bins With Attachable Lids

Instead of simply using cardboard boxes, you might want to make use of plastic bins that come with lids that snap into place. The main reason is because you are able to stack more on top of one another without having to worry about the containers caving in on themselves and crushing the items that you are storing. Just make sure that you are not stacking them too high so they will not become a potential hazard if they were to fall over.

With those three simple tips in mind, you should have no trouble making sure that you are able to get the most out of the space that you have to work with in your self storage unit