ValuSpace Personal Storage: Self Storage Tips
Do you need some self storage tips to get you started on the right foot? ValuSpace Personal Storage in New York is your first choice for affordable storage units, and we’ve compiled a list of our top packing and storage tips to help you make the most of the space you are renting. Start your storage journey with ValuSpace Personal Storage today!
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Self Storage Tips for Finding Space & Packing
Choose Your Storage Unit
You have many self storage options in the greater New York area. So how do you choose a storage facility—and more specifically storage units—to house your belongings? Start by searching for self storage close to your home, work, business, or regular commutes. You are looking for convenience as much as you are looking for product and service.
With a variety of storage solutions on the market, it’s important to pick one that offers benefits which suit your particular needs. For instance, if you need easy access to load items from your car, then drive-up storage containers are ideal. On the other hand, indoor units protect your belongings against extreme temperature changes. Make sure to evaluate all options before making a decision so that you can choose the best possible option for yourself.
Visit ValuSpace Personal Storage in New York to start getting your items organized today. ValusSpace Personal Storage has three storage facilities, conveniently located in Troy, NY, Halfmoon, NY, and Albany, NY. Read more about our storage facility’s specific features, and use our storage calculator to figure out what size storage unit you should rent.
Packing Tips for Your Boxes
1. Prep Before Packing
To ensure that your items stay protected while in storage, take care of them as you’re packing them away. Items that are delicate will need more padding to keep them safe throughout transport. Pick up packing and moving supplies at any of our ValuSpace Personal Storage offices today! And while you are there, talk with our storage experts to clear up any additional questions you may have before you start renting storage—also check our Self Storage FAQ to see if your question can be answered instantly! It is important to understand the rules and expectations before renting storage.
2. General Packing Rule: Heavy on the Bottom, Light on Top
No matter what you are packing – be it boxes or storage containers – keep these tips in mind to prevent any accidents. Heavier, larger items should always be placed at the bottom of the container as a foundation before adding lighter ones on top. This will stop your container from breaking under pressure.
3. Clean & Cover
Before you put away your seasonal products, make sure to clean and preserve them. This way, they’ll be in top shape when you take them out again. To do this, cover appliances, tools, and electronics with plastic wrap or another material. This will keep dust and dirt from ruining them while they’re stored. Also remember to clean away any water droplets or germs that could cause damage or bad smells over time.
4. Pack Air-Tight to Keep Out Moisture & Pests
Packing using air-tight containers is an additional way to prevent damage. It’s best to learn how to cope with annoyances such as bugs and moisture from the start. Antiques, clothing, technology, and papers are a few examples of things that would benefit from being packed in sealed containers.
Packing Tips for Your Storage Unit
1. Create an Organized Layout
Storage is easy and fuss-free with our step-by-step guide on how to pack your storage space like a pro! By following these tips, you’ll be able to access all of your stored belongings easily, without any headaches. Start by leaving some empty space down the center of your storage container so you can walk through and reach items in all corners easily. For efficiency’s sake, store similar items together too – this way, you won’t have to waste time searching for what you need later on. And finally, keep quick retrieval in mind by placing your most essential items near the entryway for maximum convenience.
2. Utilize Your Entire Storage Space
Use all the space you’re paying for by stacking items high. Also, consider installing shelving units if your storage facility allows it.
3. Don’t Store Perishables
So what can’t you store? Perishables like food will go bad quickly, and when they do, they will begin to attract pests. It is best to avoid this altogether by storing these items in your everyday storage space in your home or business. You also cannot store dangerous, flammable items or money. Check out a more complete list from Move.org.
Vehicle Storage Tips
Long-term storage of a vehicle can save you a lot of space on your property, but it is not as simple as dropping it off and leaving it. Vehicles of all sizes require additional care to give it a better chance of running as smoothly as possible when you need it again. Get its oil changed if you are storing long-term, top off the gas tank to prevent moisture build-up, and add a fuel stabilizer. Then, clean it inside and out—any dirt there will only accumulate over time. Follow more of Edmund’s vehicle storage tips.
Find safe and secure vehicle storage at ValuSpace Personal Storage in Albany, NY! Call or email our storage facility to learn more!
ValuSpace Personal Storage in New York
Now that you have learned some helpful self storage tips, look to ValuSpace Personal Storage in New York for all of your storage needs. No matter where you are in the Capital District, ValuSpace Personal Storage is close by to help you with residential and commercial storage space. With three storage facilities located in Albany, Halfmoon and Troy, NY, we always have a location nearby when you need extra space or professional storage advice. Browse through our temperature-controlled and drive-up units to find one that will best suit your needs. Get started today by renting with ValuSpace Personal Storage online!