Tips for Storage Rental from Easistore

If it's your first time renting storage and you're not sure on some of the self storage process, then our storage rental tips will hopefully make things a bit easier for you. Even if it's not your first time hiring storage space with us, or anywhere else, then our list of storage rental tips will still be a handy guide to make sure you don't forget anything this time round!

If you've already booked in your storage rental with Easistore then this is the place to come to make sure you're fully prepared to move your possessions into storage with us. Of course, our friendly staff are around to help you both on the phone before you come in and at all of our storage locations too – be it Crawley, Edenbridge, Maidstone or Tunbridge Wells. If you're still considering storing with us, take a look at this list to reassure you that your storage rental will be stress free and get your free quote from us today.

We've thought of everything, including remembering storage materials and packaging, how best to transport your belongings and what to do if you're running late. We believe that we've put together the most valuable storage tips so you can benefit from our valuable storage experience, but if there's anything else you are unsure of or want to ask about, simply contact us.

Plan Ahead

If you want to be completely sure that you want to store with Easistore, you can visit one of our Easistore locations and a member of one of our friendly storage teams will always make themselves available to you. Receive advice and tips on our storage rental solutions, and while you relax on the sofa and enjoy a tasty, hot drink we will chat through your options with you.

When arranging your storage rental, try and fix your moving-in date as far ahead as possible. That way, everyone involved can be prepared and you can have your things ready to go.

Remember to always make sure that you have enough storage materials, boxes and packaging supplies before you start moving your items.

Packing and Storage Advice:

When packing up your belongings ready to store, take a look at our tips and advice to help you:

  • Disassemble any big items - keeping any screws etc. in labelled bags
  • Box everything to avoid losing things
  • Use proper storage boxes that won't collapse
  • Avoid putting too many heavy items in the same boxes, so that they're not too heavy to lift
  • Wrap china and glassware piece by piece. Put the heaviest items at the bottom of the box and pad out corners and empty spaces
  • Label your boxes clearly and preferably on the top and on one side. Ideally make an inventory of numbered boxes and their contents
  • Clean out any fridges, freezers, ovens and food cupboards, and tape doors closed for the journey
  • Call Easistore for any further storage advice

Self Storage Tips for Moving Goods in the Van

  • Always load the biggest items first and pad spaces between items
  • Fasten your storage load securely so that your packed possessions don't topple or slide around
  • Put your personal items such as your handbag, wallet, glasses, keys etc. in one bag so you can keep them safe in the cab of the van

Running late? Call our team at Easistore 0808 256 6546 and they will do their best to arrange out of hours access or overnight parking.

Tips for Using Your Storage Space Effectively

  • Store your largest items first
  • Fill hollow items such as wardrobes with smaller boxes and items to maximise your storage capacity
  • Label and number all boxes - keep a numbered list, and stack boxes so the labels are visible
  • Make sure appliances are clean when stored, with doors wedged open
  • In large storage units leave access space - like a walkway down the middle
  • Put dust sheets over stored goods

To find out more about Easistore, how to store your items and what storage materials you'll need, read our first time user guide and discover some useful tricks of the trade. Remember, if you need any more advice on storage contact a member of our team anytime!

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