Vault Storage Co: Self Storage Tips
Need some self storage tips to get you started on the right foot? Vault Storage Co. is your first choice for affordable storage units in Maryland, and we’ve compiled a list of our top packing and storage tips to help you make the most of the space you are renting. Start your storage journey with Vault Storage Co. today!
Self Storage Tips for Finding Space & Packing
Choose Your Storage Unit
You have many self storage options in the greater Maryland area. So how do you choose a storage facility—and more specifically storage units—to house your belongings? Start by searching for self storage close to your home, work, business, or regular commutes. You are looking for convenience as much as you are looking for product and service.
Various storage solutions come with distinct pros and cons you’ll have to mull over in regards to your own individual needs. Drive-up storage containers, for instance, make it much simpler to load up items from your car. On the other hand, indoor units give temperature regulation to safeguard your belongings against exterior weather conditions. Don’t forget to study and pick the right storage unit based on what exactly you need.
Visit Vault Storage Co. in Maryland to start getting your items organized today. Vault Storage has three storage facilities in Maryland, located in Perryville, MD, Millington, MD, and Chestertown, MD. Read more about our storage facility’s specific features, and use our storage calculator to figure out what size storage unit you should rent.
Packing Tips for Your Boxes
1. Prep Before Packing
To ensure that your items stay protected while in storage, take care of them as you’re packing them away. Items that are delicate will need more padding to keep them safe throughout transport. Pick up packing and moving supplies at any of our Vault Storage offices today! And while you are there, talk with our storage experts to clear up any additional questions you may have before you start renting storage—also check our Self Storage FAQ to see if your question can be answered instantly! It is important to understand the rules and expectations before renting storage.
2. General Packing Rule: Heavy on the Bottom, Light on Top
Start by packing your heavier belongings at the bottom of each box or storage container, then work your way up to lighter items. This will stop your containers from caving in under the weight and pressure.
3. Clean & Cover
If you want your returned items to be undamaged and clean, wash them before storing them. For example, cover appliances, tools and electronics with a cloth so dust doesn’t accumulate over time. Also make sure to get rid of water droplets and germs that could cause the item damage or bad smells later on.
4. Pack Air-Tight to Keep Out Moisture & Pests
Packing airtight is another way to avoid damage. It’s important to learn how to deal with pests and moisture from the start. Antiques, clothing, tech devices, and papers are a few examples of items that would do well in airtight storage containers.
Packing Tips for Your Storage Unit
1. Create an Organized Layout
Storage should make your life more comfortable, not add to the stress. To pack your storage unit so it is easier to use, start by leaving space down the center of your container. This will give you room to access items stored in all corners. Then begin grouping similar items together; for example, store seasonal clothing or kitchen appliances in the same area. Organizing things this way will enable you to find what you need quickly and easily. Finally, keep your most essential items near the entrance for easy retrieval.
2. Utilize Your Entire Storage Space
Use all the space you’re paying for by stacking items high. Also, consider installing shelving units if your storage facility allows it.
3. Don’t Store Perishables
So what can’t you store? Perishables like food will go bad quickly, and when they do, they will begin to attract pests. It is best to avoid this altogether by storing these items in your everyday storage space in your home or business. You also cannot store dangerous, flammable items or money. Check out a more complete list from Move.org.
Vehicle Storage Tips
Long-term storage of a vehicle can save you a lot of space on your property, but it is not as simple as dropping it off and leaving it. Vehicles of all sizes require additional care to give it a better chance of running as smoothly as possible when you need it again. Get its oil changed if you are storing long-term, top off the gas tank to prevent moisture build-up, and add a fuel stabilizer. Then, clean it inside and out—any dirt there will only accumulate over time. Follow more of Edmund’s vehicle storage tips. Find safe and secure vehicle storage at any or our three Vault Storage Co. locations. Call or email any of our storage facilities today to learn more!
Vault Storage Co in Maryland
Now that you have learned some helpful self storage tips, look to Vault Storage Co. in Maryland for all of your storage needs. Vault Storage Co. has three convenient storage facilities in Maryland, located in Perryville, MD, Millington, MD, and Chestertown, MD. Choose from amenities that include outdoor parking for personal vehicles, convenient drive-up storage units, temperature-controlled storage units and more! Looking for short-term storage options for the summer or winter seasons? Vault Storage Co. offers convenient month-to-month rental arrangements. Call or email any of our storage facilities today to learn more!