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Packing Like a Pro: Tips from Fort Lauderdale Self Storage

Posted on: November 13, 2017 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage May 15, 2018

Items packed and ready to go in a storage unit

Packing can be a lot of work. But, packing and storing will be a lot easier with these tips from Lighthouse Self Storage. By following these tips, you will be able to save energy and time when you are moving and storing your personal belongings.

Choose Your Box

If you are storing your items in a storage unit, it is because you want them to be safe and undamaged. If you do not store your items correctly in the storage unit, that may not be the case. Generally, you will require at least 4 small-medium boxes for each large box. Smaller boxes will be suitable for heavier objects such as dishes and books while the large boxes should be reserved for the lighter items, such as beddings and pillows. Be cautious using old boxes from grocery stores as they may have leftover food inside which can result in mold or mildew. Avoid using garbage bags when storing your items because they will trap moisture inside and may result to mildew and mold growth.

Don’t Overpack Your Boxes

Make sure that you can comfortably lift the boxes when you are packing. As a rule of thumb, put heavier items in smaller boxes to keep the boxes from getting too heavy. Avoid packing more than the capacity of the box. Boxes that are over packed may break in storage. But, never under pack the boxes either. Boxes that are under packed will not be sturdy enough to be stacked in the storage unit.

Use Wardrobe Boxes to Store Items

If you want to avoid wrinkling or damage to your suit, dress and pants, find a wardrobe box where you can easily hang them. It is also very convenient to move your hanging stuff straight into the wardrobe box. You may also use this in hanging drapes, garage items, and garden tools before storing them in a storage unit.

Label all Boxes

Do not forget to label all boxes with their contents. This will prevent you from having to open all of the boxes when you need something at a later time. It will also make stacking boxes in the Fort Lauderdale storage space a lot easier and prevent the damage of fragile items.

Wrapping the Furniture

You should use protective material when wrapping your furniture. This will help them stay in the best condition during your move and the time in storage.

Finally, when storing your items at the Fort Lauderdale storage facility, make sure that you will stack it up to the ceiling. This will ensure that you are maximizing the use of your storage space. Start with the heavier items at the bottom. The larger boxes are recommended to store in a vertical position. Keep the fragile items such as mirrors, glassware, and lamps on top. Make sure that the labels of the boxes are in a position where you can properly see them. This will make it easier for you to find the stuff that you are looking for the next time you visit your storage unit.

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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.

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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.

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