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When you are preparing to store your belongings in self storage, there are certain things you will want to have on hand before you begin packing and transporting your belongings.

Complete Self Storage Packing List

Having a complete list of what you should have and why you need it will make the process much smoother and less stressful. Though every situation is a bit unique, here is a complete list of what you may need to have before you rent and store your stuff in self storage.

1. Tape: You will need tape to seal up boxes and keep them closed. Tape can also be used to label boxes so you know what is inside of them.

Boxes: Boxes come in all different sizes, so it is important to choose the right size for your belongings. You don’t want to overstuff a box and make it too heavy to lift, but you also don’t want your belongings to be loose in the box and get damaged.

2. Padding: Padding can be used to protect delicate items from breaking during transport or while in storage. Padding can also help keep boxes closed and secure.

3. Labels: Labels are important for labeling boxes so you know what is inside of them. Labels can also help you keep track of where things are stored in your self storage unit.

4. Lock: A lock is important for keeping your belongings safe while they are in storage. Make sure to choose a good quality lock that cannot be easily broken or picked.

5. Storage Insurance: Storage insurance is not required, but it is always a good idea to have in case something happens to your belongings while they are in storage. Storage insurance will cover the cost of replacing any damaged or lost items.

6. A Storage Unit Rentals Agreement: This agreement will outline the terms and conditions of your storage unit rental. Be sure to read over the agreement carefully before signing it.

7. A Moving Vehicle: One more thing you may need before renting a self-storage unit is a moving truck.

8. A Moving Company: If you are not able to transport your belongings yourself, you will need to hire a moving company to do it for you.

9. A friend: It may be helpful find a friend to help you move your belongings into self storage.

10. A storage unit size guide: It is important to choose the right size storage unit for your belongings. A storage unit size guide can help you choose the right size unit and avoid overpaying for space you don’t need.

11. A dolly: A dolly can be helpful for moving heavier items in and out of your self storage unit.

12. A dust mask: A dust mask can help protect your lungs from the dust and dirt that can accumulate while moving and storing belongings.

13. Gloves: Gloves can help protect your hands from cuts and bruises while moving and storing belongings.

14. A measuring tape: A measuring tape can be helpful for measuring the size of your belongings and choosing the right size storage unit.

Other notable items that are not mentioned above that may come in handy when moving into self storage include:

– A box cutter or scissors to help open boxes

– A light source, such as a flashlight, to help see inside of boxes in low light conditions

– A broom and dustpan to clean up any messes

If you come prepared with everything on this list, you’ll be able to get through the process quickly and easily. So what are you waiting for? Rent a self storage unit today!

 

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