New to the self-storage game? Not a problem; at Safeguard Storage, you’ll be in the best hands with our team of highly knowledgeable storage advisors. As part of our dedication to excellent customer service, we strive to ensure that every person who rents a storage unit with us has the best possible experience. 

Take comfort in knowing that this blog has been written to give you the perfect set of tips to ensure your goods stay safe in our highly secure self-storage units. After reading this article, you’ll be ready to have all your items organised and protected within our fully-gated and alarmed storage facility. 

Understand How Much Storage Space You Will Require

Before you get in contact with us, you should create a solid plan by scanning your current belongings to understand the extent of storage you require. If you can prepare a list of items or even organise your things to gauge what volume you need, we can point you in the right direction. 

Safeguard Storage has several self-storage units that range from closet-sized all the way up to sizes large enough to fit the contents of a five-bedroom home. Additionally, you may be looking for storage solutions for personal, business or vehicle-related reasons; no matter what, Safeguard Storage can accommodate all! 

We can provide the perfect area to offload your house items, business files, prize-winning car and everything in between! The spacious storage units of Safeguard Storage will only be accessible to you and are located in an alarmed, gated facility that operates with 24/7 HD CCTV.

For more information on gauging the amount of storage space you’ll need, please read ‘How To Estimate How Much Storage Space You Will Need.’

Utilise Boxes, Ties and Bags In Your Storage Unit

While Safeguard Storage prides itself on supplying nothing but high-quality and secure storage facilities, we also advise you to maximise your protection. The method by which you place your belongings in the unit will impact how safe the contents are. We advise that our customers take advantage of boxes, ties and bags to ensure that no loose items run the risk of falling or rolling around. 

If you’re in need of protective measures, Safeguard Storage also has several merchandise options, including boxes and tape. While it may be easier to have your belongings organised before you arrive, we have no issue with selling helpful packaging options to ensure your things remain 100% safe within our facilities.

Stack Your Items Efficiently and Keep Them Secure

Once you have your items all packed and ready to be stored, you will need to deposit them with an effective strategy. The most common method of storing is to start at the back and move forward. For your convenience, items which are less likely to be frequently visited should go further back with the more common items closer to the door. 

Additionally, we want to maximise the safety of your things which is why we also recommend stacking boxes with the heavier/larger ones on the bottom. Not only will this increase your accessibility, but more importantly, the safety of your personal or business-related belongings remains in a safe condition. 

For more information on saving space within your storage unit, please read ‘How Do I Save Space In A Storage Unit’. 

Keep An Inventory List To Ensure You Know What’s Inside

Although it may seem like this step is solely for convenience, this map can actually help increase the protection of your belongings. Imagine you come to your self-storage unit forgetting which item is in which box. 

This will result in you going through every box, grabbing things and moving it all around. Any time you come into the storage unit and move your boxes around, you increase the chance of something falling onto another box or even the floor. 

A detailed map of your items will eliminate the need for excessive moving that increases the risk of mistakes. If you can reduce the time you spend within your storage unit, you will also decrease the chance of something being misplaced or worse. 

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, renovation, 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.