It’s that time of the year again, and what better way to get on top of spring cleaning than to rent yourself a spacious, dry and clean self-storage unit? As the ideal method for organising your belongings, many people are unaware of the extensive benefits that can be relished with self-storage.
Follow this blog to get a solid understanding of how you can take advantage of the new seasonal beginnings with a well-organised home. Safeguard Storage offers an extensive range of small, medium and large self-storage units that can be rented for the short and long term – the ideal option for your spring cleaning.
Filter Your Belongings Before Storing
To ensure that you are taking the best steps in reducing your clutter, we recommend organising all of your belongings first. There’s no point in storing items that you know you have no use for in the future. Additionally, there may even be room to donate or sell some clothes/appliances/furniture to gain a small profit off what you don’t require.
You may be surprised at how much a pre-storage re-organising can reduce your belongings. This is an excellent method to ensure that you’re not paying for more space when you really don’t need it. As a result, your travel costs will also be reduced as you may not need as many trips to drop off your things at the storage facility.
Organise Your Items Based On The Seasons
Now that you’re staring at your clean and empty Safeguard Storage unit, you’re probably wondering what is going where? In the spirit of Spring cleaning, why not set up quadrants for your items so that they are easily accessible when the specific season comes around?
Your ski equipment, snowboarding gear, heavy coats, and boots can be placed near the back, as winter is quite a way away. Keep the summer equipment which you are bound to use throughout the next few months near the front. This will make it easier for you to grab what you need and spend as little time at the storage unit as possible.
Vertical Storage Done Correctly
Once your quadrants have been identified, you should make sure that you are efficiently stacking your goods in a structurally sound manner. Utilising vertical storage techniques is an effective way to make the most of your storage space.
When it comes to storage, physics is our best friend. Keeping the heavy items at the bottom and gradually going up to the lighter items will protect your belongings and retain the convenience of retrieving them. Think about it, if you have a box of books on top of an item you regularly need – what’s going to be more important to keep higher?
Create A Map Of Your Items
While you have carried out all of the necessary steps to ensure a stress-free storage unit, there’s one more thing you can do to make sure you don’t face any issues. A map. That’s right, drawing out a map can be an excellent way to remember exactly where every item is.
Drawing the map by the quadrants will allow you to keep a concise inventory list within each “seasonal” square. This map will give you the perfect guide when you’ve driven up to your unit.
As much as we love all of our customers, the team at Safeguard Storage want to make sure you spend the least amount of time at your unit. Convenience is at the heart of our entire company, and we want to make sure you get what you need – and quick.
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 their 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.