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Moving The Best Way

Relocating to a new city isn't always easy, but if you know how to move the smart way, things don't have to be stressful or difficult. I started focusing more seriously on moving intelligently a few years ago when I was asked to move for work, and my new attitude really changed things. It was incredible to approach moving in a scientific way, and within a few months, I could tell that some of my tips were helping family members and friends. I learned how to move without damaging any of my belongings and how to save money, and this blog is all about sharing all of my secrets.

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Tips for Loading Items into Your Self Storage Unit

Have you finally decided to rent a storage unit, and now you need to get everything in it? If so, you'll want to follow these tips for loading your storage unit.

Borrow a Moving Truck

Think that you are going to get the job done with multiple trips in your minivan? It is not the most practical way to load a storage unit when you have a lot of stuff ready to go into it. Consider renting a moving truck to get the job done, which doesn't need to be any bigger than your storage unit in terms of square footage to make it all work. Some storage facilities even have a moving truck that you can borrow when moving into the facility.

Use Moving Equipment

There are a few tools you will want to have on hand to make the job easier for you. If you are moving large furniture, be sure to have forearm moving straps on hand. These will allow you and another person to easily pick up large pieces of furniture so that you are living with your arms and do not need to bend over to pick things up.

A dolly will also be helpful if you have many boxes that you are moving into the space. You can easily fit a stack of several boxes on a dolly to limit your trips and save your back.

Raise Items Off the Floor

Will you be renting an outdoor storage unit where you can just pull up to the unit with your vehicle? While these units offer a major convenience, you should take some additional steps to make sure that your belongings are protected. There is always a chance that a heavy rainstorm can come through and cause the storage unit to have water along the floor. That's why it's worth raising your items off the floor slightly to protect them from water.

Rather than by wire shelves to line the unit, you create a makeshift raised floor by using some old pallets. Just lay them across the floor and the items will be high enough off the ground where water will not get to them. If you do not have access to pallets, you can easily raise items off the floor with some 2x4s and plywood.

Looking for more tips to prepare yourself for moving into your storage unit? Ask a local storage company to learn more.