What should you know before you rent a storage unit? We’ve created some helpful tips for you to help you make the best decision when it comes to renting at a storage facility.

1 – Plan Carefully

You don’t need to rent more space than is necessary. When organising your unit, plan carefully and be sure to have a look at the facility and check the different sized storage units that are available. The staff will be more than happy to help you with this, and explain the sizes that you may need. Opportunity: Clear out your garage!

2 – Protect your belongings

Pack your goods properly and you will have peace of mind. Use industry standard boxes, and you will be able to stack them easily; creating more space in the unit for larger items such as tables and white goods. Most storage facilities will sell packing materials (bubble wrap, packing paper and boxes) to help protect your goods.

Opportunity: Boxes from only $1.00!

3 – Insurance; who will organise it?

Most storage facilities will offer you a monthly premium on top of your usual storage rental fees, giving you an estimated amount of cover, which covers you in case of fire, theft, flood or damage. Most of these premiums are affordable and pay by the month. However, first discuss with your agent at your insurance company what is included in your cover already.

Opportunity: Peace of mind

4 – Know what, where and how you’re going to store

Make sure you know what you want to keep, what to throw out and what to store. When you’ve chosen a storage space, make sure you choose wisely. You can pack boxes all the way to the ceiling and even using plywood to lay across boxes to increase stability.

Opportunity: Less clutter

Contact Easy Storage today for any questions you might have,

And our friendly and professional staff will be ready and willing to help you.

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