It’s time for the big move and suddenly all of your friends have stopped answering your calls. Not to worry a couple of your friends will mysteriously show up as you’re loading your last box and of course everyone will be available for the house warming party. While in reality your friends may not be this bad, moving can be daunting if you are not prepared. Here are just a few tips to make your move as stress free and successful as possible.
Find Your Self Storage Location First
The last thing you want to do is look for a storage facility after you’ve already started moving. You will have enough on your plate with everything else, so find and choose a Centennial self-storage location that is safe and convenient for you. A few things to consider are location, indoor or outdoor, and access. Of course there are many more but you need to think about the features you need before you pack a single box.
Speak With a Storage Professional Before You Start Moving
Do you want to save a lot of time, money and confusion? Hopefully you answered yes. When you’re looking for a storage unit, call and speak with someone that works at the facility. You will find their knowledge extends far beyond just the storage facility and her information will be very helpful.
Not sure what size storage unit you need? The storage professional will be able to help you determine the correct size.
Not sure what type of boxes or many boxes you will need? They can help with that too.
There are many things that you have probably not considered that a self-storage professional would be able to assist you with to make your move as smooth as possible.
Visit Your Storage Unit Before You Have A Truck Full Of Stuff
Get the paperwork out of the way so when it’s time to move you will have a frictionless day. More importantly visit your actual storage unit and make sure that you are comfortable opening and closing it. Also make sure you have your lock and can operate that as well. Nothing is worse than standing outside of your storage unit tinkering with the lock with a truck full of stuff.
Get All Your Moving Supplies In Advance
Make sure you have all your moving supplies in advance. If you or the storage expert wasn’t 100% sure about how many boxes you needed, buy a couple more than what you think you need. You don’t want to have to stop packing and get extra supplies in the middle of the move.
Label Your Storage Boxes
A lot of the boxes will look exactly the same and in a few days you will have no idea what is where. Make sure you label your boxes, so when it’s time to find something in your storage unit, you won’t have to unpack your entire unit looking for the box with your favorite movies.
Create An Storage Map
As you pack up your house and move it to your storage unit, be sure to create a storage map of where you put things. Additionally, be sure to put things from the same room near each other, whenever possible, then put the rooms you’ll want to unpack first toward the front of the unit. Doing this ensure you can easily unpack, and if you need something sooner than anticipated, you’ll be able to easily find it once again.
Choose the Right Self Storage for a Stress Free Moving Day
These 5 tips should help minimize the stress of moving and help you get everything in your storage unit as quickly as possible. If you haven’t picked a storage facility yet, or have questions about your move, call Neighborhood Self Storage at (303) 785-7578 and talk with one of our storage professionals. Also check out our Centennial self-storage specials. We’d love to help you have an enjoyable moving experience.