Easy access and strong security are the two things that you have to look for when searching for short term storage space. The storage facility has to be clean and dry and protected from pests so that the goods that you store are do not get damaged. Easy access would ensure that you can retrieve the stored items whenever you want, if possible any time round the clock. After selecting the proper storage facility you are left with two things that are equally important – determine exactly how much storage space you need, because you have pay rent for the space that you hire and you have to think about proper packing of the goods that you would be storing. The goods can be kept inside storage units that are securely locked.
Make an inventory
Both for the purpose of packing and also for estimating the amount of storage space that would be necessary, you have to make a list of items that you want to send for storage. Furniture, household equipments, and appliances, artwork and antique, books and glass items have all to be listed and its respective packing has to be finalised. Most of the items, including the odd shaped ones can be packed in boxes that are to be kept inside the storage units. Calculate the number of boxes and its sizes that would be required for packing as it will help to determine the amount of space that will be required for storage. Mattresses can be left unpacked and placed inside a storage unit of appropriate size.
Size of storage units
The storage units are usually available in standard width of 5 feet and 10 feet and the length for the smaller one can vary between 5, 10 and 15 feet whereas the bigger unit is available in lengths of 10,15,20,25 and 30 feet. Having ascertained the number of boxes and its sizes, you can easily calculate the sizes of storage units that can be optimally used. This will ensure that you do not pay for any unused space.
Prepare for packing
Once you have a clear idea about the size and weight of the items that have to be packed, move on to select the right quality of card board boxes that can withstand the load that you want to put into it. The packing boxes have to be strong and accompanied by bubble wrap, thermocole balls, old newspaper and brown paper tapes. Use marker pens for proper labelling which is essential for identification of the contents that could make its retrieval easy. Considering the frailty of some items, make sure that it is properly wrapped to prevent damage during handling and storage. Be careful in packing books as these are heavy items and trying to fill a box completely can cause breakage due to over loading. Moreover, place the books flat inside the boxes so that its spine is protected.
One thing has to be ensured that the items that you pack are all dry and clean so that there are no chances of moulds growing on it. Know more about storage by clicking here http://www.delcoremovals.com.au/adelaide/services/long-and-short-term-storage/.