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The Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Using Self Storage

At K2S Self Storage, we can protect your possessions with 24 hour state of the art security and the best storage units in Birmingham. However, you are still responsible for how your items are packed and stored, and making mistakes during this process can cause a lot of stress. Here are some of the biggest mistakes in self storage and how to avoid them.

Not Getting the Right Packaging

Using a random assortment of boxes you find around your house might seem like the easiest option, but this can cause headaches in the future. For example, the boxes lying around your house may not be structurally sound as they deteriorate over time, and no one wants to take items out of storage to have the box rip halfway through. Make sure you buy new, appropriate boxes to store your items. Luckily, K2S has a range of packaging options for sale at our facilities on the Tyburn Road. 

Storing Boxes Haphazardly

This is one of the most important things to consider if you don’t want your items damaged while in storage. Don’t just throw boxes in and expect to find your items in perfect condition. Firstly, make sure you pack heavier boxes at the bottom and the lighter at the top, and don’t stack them too high. Also, leave yourself a pathway around the storage unit, so you can get in and access your possessions without the hassle of moving everything. Spend time arranging everything and you will save a lot of time in the long run.

Not Cleaning Everything before Storage

This is an especially important part of storage if you are packaging a lot of clothes. If you leave unwashed clothes for an extended period of time, they begin to smell bad and grow mould, meaning they could be ruined once you take them out of storage. Clean, dry clothes will stay perfect in storage, so cleaning them beforehand is vital for storage. This is true of everything you put into storage; everything should have a good clean, even if it is just to get dust or minor dirt off.

Not Labelling Every Box

If you don’t label your boxes, you will find yourself confused and frustrated when you come to unpack everything. Although, you might think you can accurately remember what is in every box in 10 months time, you probably won’t and this could cause you a lot of stress. Also, if you need to enter you storage unit and retrieve something, labelling the boxes will make this process a lot quicker.

For the best home or business self storage in Birmingham, contact K2S Self Storage now!

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