You should never finalise any type of storage solutions before you have actually visited the site, checked out the facilities and have vetted the reputation or credibility of the company. You need to focus on security and the condition of the facility. Cost alone should not be the decisive factor. Even after you are certain that the storage solutions are delivering on these grounds, you should delve into other details that are more specific to your needs. Here are some tips to help you preplan as you look for the best storage solutions.
• A moving exercise will invariably need all your possessions to be packed. You could do the packing or you may hire a mover that is also a packer. Regardless of who does the packing, you need to be aware of the total size of the cargo. You may consider the tonnage or the volume of space it needs. This should be done by your mover if they are also packing your stuff. Just as you should measure all your goods, preferably weigh them and chalk out the exact way out of your present address, you should also measure the exact capacity of storage solutions you need. This cannot and should not be a ballpark assessment. You don’t have to pay for space that you don’t need and you should not cramp everything into a tiny space. Knowing the tonnage and volume of your possessions, obviously of those that you intend to keep at the storage, is a quintessential requisite.
• You should have a strategy to keep your stuff neatly aligned and safely stored. Many people do not think through the whole operation. Most people invariably stack up everything with the largest pieces on the floor and the lighter or smaller pieces atop them. There are many approaches to storing goods. Of course the fragile items must be protected and larger or more durable goods can be made to bear the burden of other pieces. However, there should be a systematic method. The whole process cannot be random. It cannot be thought out at the site when the stuff has to be dealt with. Preplanning is not just desirable but also necessary.
• You should consider wrapping all your goods before you leave them at a storage facility. Storage solutions usually don’t include such wraps or any material you may need. Wrapping precious items or even the large and seemingly invincible furniture would ensure they are relatively immune to transient deterioration.