Happily for our hard working team here at GTW Storage in the heart of Glasgow, self-storage units are becoming increasingly popular.
With less and less storage space available in newly built houses and with many smaller industrial operations and offices needing to squeeze every penny from every single square foot, self-storage has become a very attractive option, and for good reason! Regardless of the size and type of your storage containers, at GTW we’ve got a range of competitively priced personal self-storage options and we will always strive to help you find the smallest space possible; so you only pay for what you need.
At GTW storage, we believe you should always take a measured and methodical approach when packing your containers for self-storage. Whether you’re moving house, storing away valuables or just having a bit of a de-clutter, getting yourself familiar with the best space conservation tips will save you time, effort, and also money – preventing you from forking out for more storage space than you actually need.
There are quite a few key factors you should consider and remember when packing and organising your items into containers for self-storage.
It sounds obvious, but make sure you start by gathering your materials together; boxes, tape, bubble wrap, dust sheets, protective coverings, and marker pens. We’d recommend you avoid using plastic bags as they can attract mildew. Pack everything in similar sized boxes/containers to make stacking easier and to prevent toppling.
To avoid the frustration of hunting through boxes to find what you need, label your storage containers with the following important information: the box contents, which room/place they belong in, and how accessible they need to be when being loaded into the storage unit. Remember to write this information on all sides of your storage container so it can be viewed no matter which way it’s placed into storage!
When packing up your storage containers, always consider the weight of them too. Books, for example, are an item that can quickly make a box pretty heavy. Obviously, heavier items should be placed at the bottom of a box, with lighter items placed on top. Make sure to fit items together as neatly and compactly as you can. Protective wrapping should always be used for delicate/easily damaged objects. Plates and glass objects should be packed vertically to avoid breakage.
Finally, for hygiene purposes, give your items a clean before storing them in the appropriate containers, to ensure they are in the best possible condition when the time comes to collect/unbox them. If you’re looking for storage advice, and more tips on safely securing your belongings in storage containers, please note our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be pleased to show you around GTW and advise you on the best, (and most cost-effective) solution for your requirements. Call us today on 0141 221 4727 or email email@example.com for more information.