Mini-storage can be used for multiple different reasons. If you’re trying to sell your home, you might want to free up closets and rooms of additional clutter so that the place looks better. Perhaps you have too much furniture for your new house, the children have moved out but you can’t part with all their childhood memorabilia, you want to store some items for different seasons, or you have tons of documents that you need to keep but don’t want them to take up space in your home. Whatever the reason, these tips will help when moving items to a mini-storage unit.

Build aisles with box labels facing out. Don’t stack your boxes too high so that getting what you need becomes a hazard or too time consuming. Ensure that the secure lock on your storage is sturdy. Get a contact name at the storage facility so you have someone to call in case you need to contact someone quickly. The mini-storage manager might also be helpful in instructing you on how to unload your belongings. Read your agreement for termination and payment regulations so you are aware of the rules and can maintain your unit to the standards. Ask if they have any access charges, as these can build up quite fast. If you’re using a professional mover and are having some items dropped off at your mini-storage facility directly, make sure boxes are specifically marked to avoid confusion. If you use a professional storage facility where your items are packed tightly in a crate and loaded in a warehouse, remember that they hold a maximum of around 1,000 pounds and often have an access charge.