• The first thing that you should do is choose a container that will be enough for everything you want to store. Storage containers come in different sizes so there is no need to hire more space than you need. If you are new at this and have no idea there are some websites online that can give you a rough idea of how much storage you should rent based on what you are storing. They will give you measurements of different containers and how much can fit in it. The other thing you can do if you don’t know how much space you need is visit the lot and talk to the employees there – they are knowledgeable and they can guide you.
• Regular shapes make all the difference when it comes to storage and that is why it is advisable for you to put everything in boxes. Make sure to label them to enable easy retrieval. Get sturdy boxes that can last the duration you want the items stored.
• If you have items that are not breakable stack them to save room. Stack the first row as a wide base to give balance to whatever you will put on top of them – the wider base gives everything a better centre of gravity. Stack the heaviest items at the bottom and lighter ones on higher stacks.
• Shelves are also a great idea. If you can bring in plastic shelves that can attach to the walls of the container a lot of items can go on there. Make sure that shelves are strong to avoid accidents.
One of the best companies to rent storage from is Boylin’s Self Store. They have excellent containers and they will help you figure out how much space you need for your items. You can find out more on their website, http://www.boylinsselfstore.co.uk/