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Storing Household Goods and Possessions

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Storage can be used for many different reasons. If you're trying to sell your home you may want to free closets and rooms of extra clutter so that the place shows better. Maybe you have too much furniture for your new home; the kids have moved out but you can't part with all their childhood memorabilia; you want to store items for different seasons; you have stacks of documents that you need to keep but don't want them to take up living space.
 
No matter what the reason, finding a storage unit is made easy here with our direct link to self-storage companies located in your area. Within a few minutes you'll know what size storage is available, how much it will cost and determine which is best for you.
 
Some additional things to check when locating a facility include: access hours, safety from water and heat damage, free of bugs, secure, adequate room for parking, distance from car/truck to unit.
 
Once you've located a storage facility it's important to plan how best to place your items. The following is a list of tips to make your storage experience hassle free.
 
Create aisles with box labels facing out.
 
Don't stack boxes too high so that getting what you need becomes dangerous or overly time consuming.
 
Make sure that the secure lock on your storage is sturdy.
 
Get a contact name at the storage facility. The storage manager may also be helpful in giving you instructions on how to unload your belongings.
 
Read your agreement for termination and payment regulations.
 
If you're using a professional mover and having some items dropped off to your storage directly, make sure these boxes are clearly marked to avoid confusion.
 
If you use a professional storage facility (where your things are packed tightly in a crate and loaded in a warehouse) remember that they hold a maximum of 1100 pounds and often have an access charge.
 
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