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Top 6 Self Storage Tips for 2018

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As 2017 closes out, we thought it would be a good idea to give customers joining us in 2018 some self storage tips that they can refer to. This list of 6 tips will help to simplify and optimise your St Helens storage process, giving you the best storage experience of your life with The Storage Team!

Size Matters

The size of your storage unit is one of the most important factors to consider when you’re using The Storage Team. We have a wide range of room sizes to choose from and you want to make sure that your choice isn’t too small or too large. To help with this choice, we give rough guidelines of unit capacity on our website.

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Packing Planning

One of the most often overlooked self storage tips is the importance of planning your packing process. This is especially important if you’ll want to access some of your stored items during your time with us. There’s nothing worse than having to dig through four rows of boxes to reach the one with your passport in, only to find its buried under your DIY tools.

Know Your Strength

Don’t get too ambitious when packing to then discover that you can’t comfortably lift any of the boxes you’ve packed. There is a lot of box-carrying involved in moving into storage so this is an essential step to avoid you straining yourself and sustaining an injury. An extra tip to reasonable box packing is to mix books and clothes into joint boxes rather than having separate boxes for each.

The Transporter

Make sure to organise your transportation to The Storage Team way in advance of your move date to ensure you’re not left hanging. You’ll also have to consider the size, max load, and height of your transportation to avoid any surprises on the day. Conveniently, The Storage Team is the only storage company in the North-West with our own dedicated removal company, The Removal Team.

Stack Like a Tetris Pro

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If you’ve been following these self storage tips, you’ll have chosen a storage unit that is roughly the right size. This is no excuse for inefficiency though! Make the most of your room by stacking to the ceiling with the heaviest boxes on the bottom and you’ll fit 

everything with room to spare. Having space to walk around your storage unit and access all boxes can be important, so consider leaving corridors for yourself.

Dress Your Items

A storage unit, no matter how nice, isn’t the natural habitat of a mattress, couch, or cushion. To keep your items in perfect condition, we’d recommend using protective materials like plastic and foam sheets. That way, when you come to get your stuff back, it’ll be just as clean as when you left it.

Self Storage Tips to Follow in 2018

These 6 tips will make sure that you’re making the most of your storage experience with The Storage Team in St Helens.

If you want to get started on storing with us in 2018, the best first step is to book an appointment to visit us and choose a room size. We currently have an offer on that means you’ll also get 5 free packing boxes with no obligation!

Contact us today through our online contact form or by calling 01744 811 822!

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