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Need help in moving your items from room to roomRenting a self storage unit is something that anyone can do. There are easier and less complicated ways to pack, transport, and store things.

Northumberland – Public StorageAnyone can rent a self storage unit from a local storage facility. They are an economical and convenient place in which to place things that are in your way either temporarily or over a long period of time depending on the circumstances. Those who are moving from one home to another may want to put some of their furniture in storage until they get to the new home. Selling a house might involve decreasing the volume of items in the house, but the owners don’t want to part with their things permanently. A business may use a self storage unit as a sort of second warehouse for some of their bulkier inventory that’s too big for the store.

No matter what you’re storing, those who have done this before have some tips that will address specific concerns when packing up and hauling your items to the self storage unit. The bottom line at any time is, of course, to avoid injuring your back or your muscles picking up heavy or awkward pieces.

No matter what you’re storing, those who have done this before have some tips that will address specific concerns when packing up and hauling your items to the self storage unit. The bottom line at any time is, of course, to avoid injuring your back or your muscles picking up heavy or awkward pieces. Try a hand cart, also called a dolly, which can be borrowed or rented from a local rental yard or sometimes from the storage facility itself. There are refrigerator dollies, for example, that are specifically designed to easily maneuver very heavy appliances.

When packing your things up, avoid using plastic trash bags. Plastic can promote the growth of mildew and ruin them. Pack items of similar category into the same box or at least in the same area of the unit. Mark each small container well with the contents in a place that can be seen if you have to come back and try to find something.

  • When packing your things up, avoid using plastic trash bags.
  • Large pieces of glass, for example glass tabletops or mirrors, can be protected and moved by placing them carefully between two mattresses.
  • Heavy things should be stored and transported on the lower end of the truck or vehicle and lighter things near the top

Some items are just plain tricky to store and transport easily. Large pieces of glass, for example glass tabletops or mirrors, can be protected and moved by placing them carefully between two mattresses. Be sure to let everyone helping you know that they shouldn’t jump on the mattresses as there is glass located between them. Heavy things should be stored and transported on the lower end of the truck or vehicle and lighter things near the top. This way if your load shifts in transport or while stored, the heavier items don’t crush the lighter, smaller ones.

Carefully positioning your large, bulky furniture so it stacks together will avoid wasted space. Chairs, for example, can be placed atop each other or alternately seat to seat with one upside down for more efficiency.