Storage Tips

At Armonk Self Storage our tips will make your moving and storage experience a good one. Below is a list of 10 tips you can use when preparing your possessions for storage units.

Weather you are using it for business or personal storage, consider that our storage facilities has restrictions on what they will allow you to store. This is for your own protection as well as that of the facility. Please talk to our staff if you have any questions Call (914) 273-0077

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Try to fill boxes to their capacity.

Boxes that are irregular or that are not solid when full will have a tendency to
tip or collapse. Use large boxes for items that are light in weight
(sheets, pillows, etc.), and smaller boxes for books and heavy tools.
Glass items such as china or dishes should be wrapped with clean packing
paper or bubble wrap.

Carefully plan your storage space:

Put items that require easy access in front of your room. Plan walkways
in larger rooms. Try not to pack the room too tight. Leave some room for
air to circulate.

Take inventory of everything:

That is packed and label the boxes. Number the boxes for easy reference. This
will not only help when you are looking for something in storage, but
will also make it easy when moving to your final destination.

Consult with our storage professional staff:

If you have any questions or special needs please ask our professional staff.

When using self storage:

Take advantage of the entire space available, some rooms have ceilings over eight feet high.

Strict fire prevention codes:

Prohibit the storage of any combustibles, explosives, perishables, or liquids.

Disassemble furniture:

This will allow it to fit into smaller areas.

Wrap sensitive items:

Pack your fragile items in plastic, paper, and bubble wrap

Stack mattresses:

As well as sofas, and loveseats on end to save floor space. Wrap cushions in plastic and place on top of furniture.

Use climate control units:

For all your sensitive items that may effected by extreme climate changes.

Should you have any questions, just  Call (914) 273-0077 and speak to one of our staff professionals

Simple Storage Organization Tips

Storage units are great for a huge variety of reasons. Some people love them because they let them take their house back. After all, everyone has that one room that has stopped being living space and has become storage. Why not move that room into a storage unit, and actually live in that room again?

Other people find that they have to move to a smaller place, and love storage units for the ability to keep their possessions without having to find space for it all. No matter what the reason for wanting a storage container, however, there are some basic things one should do in order to keep the place organized. If you’ve never used a storage unit, or even if you have but haven’t found them effective, you might be surprised by these simple storage organization tips.

Keep A Clear Path

It’s incredibly tempting to pile everything you can into the unit, but you should avoid that temptation. You should take a few extra minutes to make sure you’re situating things in such a way that you can still get to the back of the unit without a problem. After all, you never know when you might want something from the back. By ensuring you have an easy path to get there, you’ll be able to make the most use of your storage unit.

Try To Organize Small To Big

When you’re looking for storage organization tips, you’ll find a lot of tips about how to organize things by size. It mostly boils down to one idea, to put the large stuff in the back. You should avoid that, however. The idea behind putting the large stuff in the back is that you’re less likely to want the large stuff at random, so you can make it easier to grab the smaller stuff that you probably will want.

However, you never know what you’ll want at what time. You may suddenly have a need for that old treadmill, where as you don’t need anything else. If that treadmill is all the way in the back, you now have to wrestle not only with the treadmill, but with everything else, as well. It’s much better to keep your larger things, like furniture, near the front. You may not need it as often, but you’ll be happier when you have to get it out.

Treat It Like An Office

For many people, a storage unit is nothing more than that. A place to store things they may not need. However, this isn’t utilizing the storage unit to its fullest potential. Instead, you should treat your storage unit something like an office. If there are papers, books, and other things that you don’t need every day, but may need on occasion, then a storage unit is the perfect place for them.

However, if you just toss these things into a box and call it a day, it will be difficult to find them in the future. Instead, consider purchasing a simple filing cabinet or a bookshelf. That way, you can organize your papers and books in such a way that you can get to them more easily, and you won’t have to dig around in boxes to find them.

If you’re wanting to make the most out of your storage unit, keep these simple storage organization tips in mind. They’ll help you really utilize your storage unit in ways you may never have considered. After all, why rent a storage unit if you’re not going to make the most of it? There’d be no reason to! So don’t just treat it like a dumping ground for your stuff!