How to Move Your Stuff to a Storage Facility

Posted on: November 10, 2017 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage October 29, 2019

Boxes labelled and ready to go into storage

Determine the Needed Storage Unit Size

There is a vast array of storage facilities near Fort Lauderdale that you can choose from, with different models on pricing also available. The first thing to do when moving your stuff to a storage rental facility is to choose the right sized unit for your needs. This means making sure that the location of the facility is within a very comfortable access from your home or workplace. At the same time, ensure that you also know which items will go into storage so that you will also know at least the minimum size of the unit you will need at a storage facility.

Determine Transportation to the Storage Unit

The next thing is planning for the transportation. Will you be renting a truck or a van in order to bring your items to the storage unit? Also, you have to look into checking whether or not you have enough materials for packing. You may use a good combination of boxes already owned, and purchase some additional ones from storage or a shipping company. Making sure that both the transportation and packing materials are ready will allow you to get started on the right foot.

Pack and Label Your Boxes

To start packing, take the bigger items apart so that they can be transported easier. All the other smaller items may be boxed so that they will not get lost along the move. Breakables should be wrapped with cloth or newspaper, and placed towards the top of the boxes, as well as items that are heavier. It would be best not to pack a lot of heavier items in a single box. When all the items have been boxed already, make sure that all of them are labeled using a permanent marker. This will allow you to look for items that you need easily and quickly. Make sure that you also clean out appliances that you need to store, taping the doors tightly shut so that they will not open during transport to the facility.

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Recent surveys show that 41% of consumers rent out space to facilitate moving, while 17% need the extra space to declutter their home. Self-storage units are becoming more and more popular nowadays, considering the need to maximize on the reduced size of living spaces. If you live in California or Florida and are looking for the most convenient and flexible self-storage space, Lighthouse Self Storage has got you covered. Lighthouse Self Storage Facilities has a wide range of world-class storage units that are built to meet your specific needs. Below are some of the exceptional self-storage solutions you can expect:

Self-Storage for Homeowners and Students

If you are moving, staging a home or consolidating homes, our excellent, clean, and secure units will come in handy for your storage needs. If you are a student emptying your dorm, Lighthouse offers many storage solutions for your needs and items large and small. Our storage units will keep your furniture, books, bedding, clothing, electronics, and furniture safe and secure. Why haul heavy items back and forth, miles across the country when you can rent storage whenever you need it? We are convenient and flexible to meet your needs.

Car, Boat, and RV Storage

If you are traveling, you need not leave your precious vehicle, boat, or RV at the mercy of the elements. If your garage will not fit all your toys, consider taking out some spacious motor vehicle storage at Lighthouse Self Storage for them. This way, they will remain secure and intact, and you get to have peace of mind during your trip.

Climate Controlled Storage Units

Lighthouse Self Storage has an excellent selection of climate controlled units, specially made indoor units designed to protect your property from the damaging effects of drastic changes in weather, humidity, and temperature. We offer air conditioned or heated units to keep constant indoor conditions for all of your items and their storage needs. These climate controlled units are perfect for items that need to be in a controlled environment, such as wines and spirits. If you are storing fabrics, wooden items, electronics, family heirlooms, documents, and soft metallic items, our climate controlled storage units offer a home-like atmosphere for temperature sensitive and unique articles.

Drive-up Storage

This kind of storage is exceedingly convenient for businesses and homeowners looking to store copious amounts of property, and need to reduce the hauling distance and effort. With our drive-up storage, you will not have to incur extra costs on movers' hourly fees by taking days to transfer your items. You get to drive up to your unit, unpack or belongings, and continue on with your day. It’s that simple.

Business Storage Solutions

You no longer have to worry about extra space, rent overheads, or idle property during off-peak business seasons. Whether you need to store machinery, essential documents, or inventory, our business storage solutions will cater to all of your needs. We have worked successfully with many law firms, e-commerce stores, and contractors to keep their essential business property safe. Visit us today to find out more about our business storage solutions.

Hurricane Season Storage

The last thing you should be stressing about is your valuable outdoor property, which is likely to be destroyed in the event of a storm. You may also need to clear out a safe room to use it for shelter. If you have any lawn and patio furniture, consider taking out safe storage for it with Lighthouse. Our concrete self-storage units will give your valuables the safety and security they will need to protect them from damage. Our storage units can also come in handy during the winter when you need to protect your valuables from the biting cold.

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If you are in Southern California or Florida, Lighthouse Storage is an excellent solution for all your self-storage needs. Our storage units are secure, well-lit, and clean to ensure optimal care for your valuables.

Please contact us at (866) 483-3455 for more information about our new facility for self storage in Cooper City. You can also drop by any of our storage facilities to get a free quote on any storage solution that fits your needs.

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