As we ease into 2023, it’s important that we enter this new chapter with a clear head. A self-storage unit is an excellent method of reducing the clutter within your home or office. You may require storage solutions for your personal life or your business; either way, Safeguard Storage can provide you with excellent storage tips and tricks.

Follow this blog as we delve into how you can maximise your decluttering with the help of one of Safeguard Storage’s dry, secure and affordable storage units. From tricks you can use to features of our facilities, we can ensure anything you store on our premises will be protected for as long as you need. 

Organise Items Which You Won’t Be Using

Before you decide to rent a self-storage unit, you may already have an idea of what you want to store. 

While this gives you a good start, take this opportunity to consider any item that doesn’t need to be in your house or office. We love recommending our customers prepare their items accordingly through a very simple system: 


Of course, anything that you wish to be kept safe within our facilities should be kept in a location as you prepare to bring your belongings to us. Make your life easier by keeping these items in specific categories while you go through your other items and determine what to do with them. 


There may be items which you believe serve no purpose for you anymore but may for someone else. Donation is an effective, meaningful and beneficial way to pay it forward. Other people may be in need of clothes, crockery or miscellaneous items. Donating your goods to a hospice shop or donation depot is an excellent way to ensure your goods end up in the hands of those in need. 

Throw Away 

Sometimes we let our busy lives take hold, and things can get a little out of hand. No problem, this is the perfect time to clean up and ensure you’ve gotten rid of anything that is of no purpose to anyone. Anything from rubbish and packaging to broken items should be thrown away to make sure only the items you want to be protected are brought in.  

Prepare Boxes and Bags For Efficiency

Safeguard Storage offers more than protected self-storage units; our branches also sell a variety of merchandise, including boxes and tape. If you have your own boxes or bags that you’d like to store items in, you’re more than welcome to bring those, also. 

To ensure you maximise the storage potential of your unit, using boxes and bags will reduce the amount of clutter by keeping everything organised. We strongly recommend you use any form of the container when storing, as it will make your search so much easier whenever you need to retrieve something. 

Keep an Inventory of What is Being Stored

In the spirit of efficiency, our storage advisors will always recommend you keep an inventory of what exactly is in your storage unit. 

This can be noted down on paper or on a digital device. How exactly would this help your storage experience? If you are aware of what items are currently inside the unit, it means you don’t have to waste time pondering whether it’s in the home or office. 

Draw A Map Of What Will Go Inside Your Storage Unit

While keeping an inventory is always a time-saver, a map will go above and beyond the organisation to ensure convenience. 

Not only will you now have an understanding of what items are in the storage unit, but you’ll now know where everything is. Our storage advisors commonly inform our customers about the quadrant system. Dividing your storage unit into four unique sections will allow you to store based on categories. 

For example, you may have clothes, household items, seasonal items and documents. While this is just one variation, we encourage our customers to find the best categories that should evenly distribute whatever they intend to store. 

Safeguard Storage Can Make Your Life Stress-Free and Secure

Safeguard Storage offers a range of storage solutions for personal belongings and businesses. You’ll be in the best hands with our on-site managers and highly-experienced team of advisors. We offer a wide range of storage options throughout New Zealand, including small, medium and large self-storage units in Christchurch, Rotorua, Hamilton, Wellington, Palmerston North, Gisborne, Levin, Nelson, Waihi, Whakatane, New Plymouth, Cambridge, Otaki, Ashburton and Bulls.

Our self-storage units are the perfect solution for those moving houses, renovating, household clutter, confidential documents, excess business stock or anyone looking for temporary or permanent storage. We pride ourselves on offering a securely gated location with 24/7 CCTV surveillance. We also feature convenient access hours that are sure to please all. Rent confidently at Safeguard Storage, knowing your business’ products/documents or your precious personal belongings will be safe. 

Whether you’re after business storage, vehicle storage or personal storage, our easily accessible units are available for short-term or long-term storage. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable team is always keen to have a chat and go through your current storage situation and find the correct unit size.