Storing Your Things Safely

How Renting A Storage Unit Can Help Make Your Move Easier

If you are moving to a new house and want to stay as organized as possible, you should visit a storage unit facility and rent a unit right away. Storage units can be rented by the month, and having one is one of the best ways for you to stay organized during your move. Here are some tips that will help you stay completely organized as you prepare for your move.

Get packing supplies

Packing up a house takes time, which is why you should do it little by little. Before you can begin, though, you will need to get all the packing supplies you will need. This includes boxes, packaging material, tape, and labels or markers.

Pack a little each day

If you have lived in the same house for a year or many years, you probably have a lot of stuff you do not really need or want to keep. By packing your things early and little by little, you will be able to thoroughly sort everything you own in a way that keeps you organized. To do this, plan on filling a couple boxes each day and start in one room in your home.

Begin by skipping over things you cannot pack until the last minute and focus on everything else. Place anything you really want to keep in a box and label the box when you are finished. Placing the room name on the label is sufficient, or you could label what the box contains.

As you do this, have another box handy too. Use this second box for things you want to donate or sell at a garage sale, and label the box when finished. Finally, throw away anything you do not want to keep, donate, or sell.

Store in your storage unit

When you finish packing your boxes each day, take a trip to your storage unit. Place the boxes of things you want to keep on one side, and place the boxes of garage sale items on the other. If you do this daily or weekly, and if you start early, you will have plenty of time to thoroughly sort through your things.

When moving day arrives, the movers can complete the move by transporting all of the remaining things to your new home. Little by little, you can work on moving your boxes from the storage unit to your house to unpack them. When you are finished with all of this, you could transport all your garage sale boxes to your home and host a big sale. 

Moving takes time and energy, and it can be very hard to stay organized. By following these tips, you are more likely to keep your move under control and organized. To find out additional tips for moving, contact a local moving company in your city.