After you’ve packed all your items into storage and are ready to store them, how do you approach actually transporting them to your unit? You have many options to choose from but most people either choose to rent a moving van or use their own cars.
To make all things just a little bit easier, some storage companies may offer their own transport solutions but this is all dependent on the services they provide. In addition, some may provide free transport whilst others may charge an excess for the services. Also, it is not uncommon for some companies to offer discounts on their transport services when bought as some kind of package deal.
As for actually getting your items from your transport upon arrival and preparing it to go into storage, you will also have to weigh up some important variables. Can I carry the item all the way? Will I require assistance? Should I invest in a pallet truck? These are the kinds of questions you need to be asking yourself upon arrival.
Depending on the size and scale of your move, you may be best served to get a gangway so you can easily move your possessions into the unit. Be sure to check in with us at White Self Storage when you arrive to see if we can offer any additional services.
Planning your storage
- Add a gangway into your storage unit. This will help you to get out of your unit with ease.
- Place all the items you may need to access in the future to the front entrance. This saves you time and from having to root around a packed storage container for something in particular.
- Larger items should go to the back. This stops blocked access to smaller items nearer the front.
- Use the shelving you are storing to store other items on, freeing up space for other items.
- Stack high from the back. Think of a slope when packing: high stacks from the back through to low stacks at the front.