Preparation is key

WayForth’s 7 top storage tips

Whether you’re preparing to sell your home, waiting on your new space to be ready or just need a temporary place to stash your things, storage is a great answer. It gives you the room you need, easy access to your possessions and a sense of security knowing your furniture, books, clothes and other items are safe.

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WayForth offers storage as one of our moving solutions, so we have some great hints and suggestions for people who want to utilize this service. Here are our top seven tips:

1. Decide exactly what you want to store.

This sounds like basic advice, but you may be surprised how many people don’t know what they need to live day-to-day and what they can live without. Be realistic about what’s going into storage. If you put your winter coats or clothes in your unit, you know you will have to get them out when the weather turns cold. An added bonus is that knowing what exactly you want to store can help you choose the right size unit you will need.

2. Have a written inventory of every single item.

Use a detailed list of what’s in your storage unit and be specific. Instead of using the word “books” on your list, list out all the titles or, at the very least, a description such as “Ann’s college textbooks.” You can also take photos of larger and more expensive items in case of any unforeseen issues.

3. Make sure your items are clean.

Packing dishes, clothes or furniture that are clean can prevent bugs and other critters from damaging your items. Also, be sure not to pack any sort of food, spices, etc. since they could spoil or attract rodents.

4. Pack carefully.

If something is important to you, make sure it is packed with care. Using heavy packing boxes, plenty of packing paper or bubble wrap and sealing boxes will save you any heartache when you finally unpack it. The professionals at WayForth can help with packing and know how to protect your precious dishes, artwork or furniture.

For more tips, read our article here about storage usages.

5. Organize like-items together.

Understanding what’s in a box is important when you have to access something while it’s in storage or when you’re unpacking at your final destination. One way is to put all the items that are alike together, such as books, dishes, shoes and sporting equipment. Or, you can use the room name to help you organize. Label boxes with such words as “Brian’s office,” or “guest room” so you can easily unpack once you arrive at your new home.

6. Make sure you have insurance on your items while they’re in storage.

While the majority of storage units are reliable, things happen. Check with your insurance agent before your possessions are sent to your unit and give yourself peace of mind.

7. Use a reliable storage service.

Take time to do some research and understand what the storage service offers and how much your fees will be for a unit. While it’s always smart to compare pricing, make sure you’re getting the best solution and not just a cheap rate. Companies that can handle the moving, the storage and the placement of your possessions at your new home, such as WayForth, can save you time and hassle of coordinating several different vendors.

Want more information about our comprehensive moving solutions with WayForth, including storage options? Contact our moving professionals today.

About the Author: WayForth

WayForth is the definitive provider of comprehensive and personalized moving solutions for life and business. Since 2016, WayForth has led the way in move management, providing solutions to over 15,000 individuals and families. How you move matters and no matter the destination, WayForth serves as a guide making life’s transitions easier to navigate. Call 1.844.WAYFORTH today to learn how we can help with your next move!
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