Whether you’re moving house, running a small business or simply clearing a little space in your home, a good storage facility is a helpful asset. It provides vital space, relieves pressure when you’re moving or shipping items in a busy period and due to the highly competitive nature of the industry is well priced to suit your needs. Nonetheless, it’s possible to use your storage unit badly and fail to get the best of it. If you don’t plan carefully you might it not worth the money you’re spending on it, so today we’re presenting a few helpful on how to make the best use of your London self storage facility, and get the best value for money.
It would be a waste of money to rent a bigger storage unit than you need simply to make packing easier, so you need to cultivate your skills as an organiser. Packing your unit efficiently increases your effectiveness: if it’s to store stock for your business it lets you get in and out more quickly and turn that stock into money. If you have personal possessions there to make moving house easier, it will smooth your journey if you’re able to find the boxes you need quickly.
Try to use as many uniform sized boxes as possible: you can fit more in if you can stack them all neatly. If you can’t find enough second hand from friends and shops, many storage facilities sell their own.
Make sure you label the boxes clearly: keep a marker pen on you as you unload them into your storage unit, so if the label on any box isn’t visible from the position you stack it, you can write one on clearly. You should include clear markings on boxes that contain fragile items to avoid breakages. Consider using symbols and colours. Words can be misinterpreted, but a big red label will always make someone think twice!
Before you commit to renting a particular storage unit, make sure get quotes from plenty of others in the local area. If you don’t you run the risk of paying more than you need. Three quotes should be the bare minimum you get to help you understand the market, and find out what represents a reasonable price.
Given how competitive the storage industry is, if you go back to your preferred provider and let them know you’ve been considering looking elsewhere for a lower price, they may well beat that lower quote to keep your custom, helping your money go further!