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  • Writer's pictureMegan Armstrong

Moving Made Easy: A Comprehensive Guide to Self-Storage During Relocation to A&G Storage


Moving to a new home is an exciting journey, but let's face it – the process itself can be a bit of a headache. Whether you're downsizing, upsizing, or just seeking a change of scenery, utilizing self-storage facilities can be a game-changer in simplifying the moving process. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the steps of making your move seamless with the help of self-storage.


Step 1: Declutter and Assess

Before diving into the packing chaos, take a moment to tidy and declutter your belongings. Identify items you no longer need or use and separate them into categories – donate, sell, or toss. This step not only lightens your load but also ensures you're not paying to store items that no longer serve a purpose. Many charities offer pick up services. If you're not in a time crunch, this is the way.


Step 2: Pack Strategically

Now that you've minimized the excess, it's time to pack. Invest in quality packing supplies – sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, tape, and labels. Pack room by room and label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to. It's best to write this on multiple places on the box. This not only makes unpacking a breeze but also helps when accessing items in your storage unit. Most people choose a larger unit than they actually need.


Step 3: Choose the Right Storage Unit Size

Selecting the appropriate storage unit size is crucial. We offer a range of options, from small units to large units. Consider the volume of items you're storing, and choose a unit that allows for easy access while maximizing space utilization. Feeling stuck? We offer an interactive sizing tool on our website.


Step 4: Create an inventory

Keep track of your stored items by creating an inventory list. Document what goes into each box and include a corresponding number on the box itself. This inventory will serve as a quick reference when you need to locate specific items in the future.


Step 5: Utilize Vertical Space

Maximize your storage unit's space by utilizing vertical space. Place heavier, sturdier items at the bottom and stack lighter boxes on top. Consider investing in shelving units to keep things organized and easily accessible. A well-organized storage unit will save you time and effort when retrieving items later.


Step 6: Secure Your Belongings

While we take security measures, it's essential to add an extra layer of protection. We require that all tenants have insurance on their items. All policies require that you use a disk lock, which you will find inside your unit when you move in. Don't forget to return the combination lock that was on your unit when you moved in!

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Step 7: Plan Your Move-In and Move-Out Days

Coordinate your move-in and move-out days strategically. If possible, move items you'll need immediately into your new home first. This way, you can gradually bring in the rest of your belongings as you settle in.


Step 8: Stay Flexible with Your Timeline

Life can be unpredictable, so stay flexible with your storage timeline. We offer month-to-month rentals, allowing you to adjust your storage needs according to your evolving plans.


Conclusion

Relocating doesn't have to be a daunting task. By incorporating self-storage into your moving strategy, you can streamline the process, declutter efficiently, and ensure the safety of your belongings. From choosing the right storage unit size to implementing strategic packing techniques, following these steps will make your moving experience not just manageable but even a bit enjoyable. Happy moving!

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