I have never been one of those people who is overly organized, but about a year ago, I knew that I had to get things together. I was assigned to move across the country for work, and I knew that I was going to need to do my part in order to move without all of the hassle. I started investigating the possibility of getting a storage unit, and it was great to find a unit that worked really well for me. I loaded a bunch of my unused furniture, boxes of clothing, and other knick-knacks into the space, and it made a huge difference. Check out this website to learn more about moving.
Moving your stuff into a new storage unit seems relatively straightforward, but taking some time before to prep the unit before the move can be well worth the effort. Not only can a bit of preparation help protect your items from damage from pests, it can also make the unit more organized so it's easier to find stuff. The following tips can help.
Tip #1: Schedule a thorough clean-out
Before moving in, take a broom, sponge mop, rags, and a bleach-containing cleaner to the unit. Begin by sweeping out any dust or detritus left behind by the last tenant. Follow up by wiping down the walls, ceiling, and floors with the cleaner using either the rags or the mop. The cleaner will kill any mold or mildew spores that could be lingering, which can save your stuff from major damage later.
Tip #2: Spray for pests
First, check with facility management to make sure this is allowed. Generally, the facility treats for pests on the outside of the units and tenants are responsible for control inside the unit. You can use a general-purpose bug spray to attack the widest spectrum of possible pests. Roach or ant "motels" are also a suitable treatment. With sprays, focus application on the perimeter of the interior of the unit, along with the corners and the upper perimeter around the ceiling. You may want to allow the unit to air out for a day or two after spraying.
Tip #3: Bust out the masking tape
Masking tape is the perfect item for organizing your space before you move in. As a general rule, place furniture and heavy items that you don't plan on retrieving any time soon in the back, with small boxes or frequently accessed items near the front. You can make this easier by dividing out the space before you begin moving in. Using masking tape to mark off sections on the floor – you can even write on the tape to label sections. For example, you may want to leave a large section in the back for furniture, with two aisles for boxes running up the side and one up the middle. This will leave a space open on either side of the middle stack so you can easily walk into the unit to retrieve items.
For more help in organizing and managing your storage space, contact a storage facility in your area with your questions.