‘Personal Development’ Category

Organising Your Self Storage

If you have finally decided to rent a self storage unit and you have found one that meet your requirements, it is important that you take time to o...


If you have finally decided to rent a self storage unit and you have found one that meet your requirements, it is important that you take time to organize your storage unit. Getting your storage unit organized is very important. Don't just move in your item in store. Remember, these items are valuable to you and this is one of the reasons why you want to keep them in the storage facility. So, you should get the storage unit and the items in them well organized just as you will take time to get your home organized. In this way, you will know when your items are tempered with or when there is an unauthorized access to the storage units. Here are some tips to help you get your storage units organized.


Use protective sheeting or boards

The floor space of the storage unit provided to you may not be clean and even and can cause some damage to your item. In order to prevent any damage to your item as a result of rough and dirt floor space, then you should spread protective sheeting or place boards on the floor space before packing in your items in the facility. In this way, you will protect the items.


Heavy items

If you are moving heavy items into store, you should try to look for help. It is not advisable for you to begin to lift heavy items alone. It may cause you some problems such as dislocation. To avoid such occurrence, you should look for help. Find out if the facility provide trolley and any other machine that you can use to lift and pack heavy items. Some facility provide such machines. But in case such machines are not provided, you should ask for the help of your friends or hire people to help you pack in the items.


Leave space for getting around

When packing in your item, it is advisable that you leave enough space in your storage units so that you will be able to get around and access any time you may need at a particular time. It is not advisable for you fill up the entire unit without creating a passage way. Such a space can be created either the middle or at a corner in the extreme.


Put in the heaviest boxes first

If you pack your items in boxes, you should ensure that you keep the heaviest items at the bottom. Place lighter boxes on top of them. In this way, you will not damage any of your items. However, you should ensure that the items the items you will need most frequently are pack in front even if the boxes containing them are heavy. In this way, you will avoid waste of time when you want to access any item. Since, the box containing them is in the front, it will be easy for you to access the item quickly.


Don't lean your furniture against outside wall.


Don't rest metal objects on the box containing fragile items.


Put moisture absorbers, vermin bait and deodorizers in your storage units n case you are worried about the environment.


The above are some of the tips you should apply in order to get your storage facility organized.  

Packing Mistakes to Avoid


Packing is very cumbersome. Whether you are moving house or office, it is important that you carefully pack all your items in boxes and label them very well. In order to have a less stressful packing experience, there are some packing mistakes you should look out for and avoid making them. Making these mistakes which a lot of people made when they are moving house can cause you some headache. Here are some of the mistakes you should avoid making when you are packing.


Not beginning on time to plan and pack

Packing is an essential aspect of moving. It is impossible to think of moving without packing. If you are able to pack your items very well, it means that you have done half of the task involved in moving. As it is mentioned above, it can be very stressful and daunting. If you are looking to do the packing by yourself, it is important that you start on time to plan for it and to start packing. Some people make the mistake of leaving packing till the length hour. Hasty packing can be very stressful and may result in damages, losses and breakage. So, begin on time to plan for your packing and to start packing.


Not having enough packing or moving boxes

Before you start packing your items, you should get as many packing boxes as possible. Get enough so that you will not lack boxes. If you are afraid of having excess moving boxes or carton, then you have reach at an agreement with the supplier that at end of your packing, you will return any unused cartons. If you have such an understanding, then you will not have any problem of having excess cartons. Once, you are through with your packing, then you have to return any unused packing carton and then get rather. It is better to have excess than not to have enough. You cannot manage packing boxes and so, if they are not enough, it will be difficult for you.


Packing your keys in boxes together with items

You should have a separate box or container for you. Don't pack them in cartons or boxes together with your items. If you have pack them together with your items, you will definitely going to pass through hard times at your new residence in search of the keys. Get a separate container or boxes. Label all the keys indicating the rooms they are meant and then keep the box with you in your carry on or in a bag you will keep beside you. In this way, you won't have to start looking for the keys on getting to your new home. Alternatively, you may leave all the keys in the keyhole of the doors they are meant for. Then keep only the key to the door of the entryway. 


Not labeling your boxes

It is a big error to pack your items in boxes without labeling. As you are packing, you should also think of unpacking. Labeling of boxes helps you to have easy unpacking. If you label your item indicating the various items contained in each boxes and what they are meant for, you will have any problem when you are unpacking your items. You only have to look at the labels and then know where each item belongs or the room where each box should go. In this way, you won't have to be opening all the boxes one by one to know the items that are contained in them.


Not measuring the space in your new home

When you are moving to a new home or office, it is important that you know the available space. Know the available space will help you to determine the number of items you will require in the home. But if you don't know the amount of space you have in your new home, you may likely move in with excess items.


Other mistakes to avoid

Not loading items properly and securely in the moving truck

Using flimsy and weak boxes

Packing too much items in a box making it too heavy

Furniture not fitting properly in your new home