Top Tips for Successful Self-Storage

Planning on moving soon and need self storage? Maybe you are having some renovations done? Or maybe you are just looking to make some extra space at home?

Whatever your reasons for self-storage, it’s always a good idea to consider a few important things before using self-storage and we hope our top tips will help you:

1. Consider the items you want to put into storage

It sounds quite simple and obvious, but some people will ask for a self-storage unit without knowing what they are actually looking to store!

It is always best to be certain what you want to store first, this way you can be sure that your storage space will be best suited to your needs. However at Offerfair, remember you can upgrade or downgrade your storage unit size at any time if you need more or less space.

Once you have decided on the items you want to put into storage, we can help you understand the amount of space you will need for storage by using our Storage Space Calculator.

2. Create an inventory of the items you want to put into storage

Making a list of items which you are going to put into storage is a good idea so you don’t lose track of what items you’ve stored away, and will mean that when you want to bring your items out of storage you know exactly what is where!

3. When using boxes, label them clearly

Firstly, using boxes for storage, ensure they are sturdy boxes that are strong enough to stay in storage for the long term. You can check out our range of boxes and self-storage supplies if you need to purchase any.

Next, make sure you label all of your boxes clearly. This will help when you need to come and access your units and will save you a lot of time!

4. Disassemble large items coming into storage

You can save a lot of space in your unit by taking your larger items, such as beds and living room furniture, apart. Make sure you keep any screws and bolts together in a secure bag and label it clearly!


We hope our top tips help, but if you’ve got any other questions about your self-storage, then please don’t hesitate to contact us as we’d love to help.


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