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Mission Storage: Self Storage Tips

Ready to start your self-storage journey? Look no further than Mission Storage! Not only do we have incredibly affordable storage solutions, but our brilliant team has also gathered an incredible list of packing and storage advice that is perfect for both new guests or those transitioning. Make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity – begin with us right now! With the exceptional tips from Mission Storage, one can make certain their experience will be free of any stress every single time!

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Self Storage Tips for Finding Space & Packing

Self Storage Tips

Choose Your Storage Unit 

You have many self-storage options. So how do you choose a storage facility—and more specifically storage units—to house your belongings? Start by searching for self-storage close to your home, work, business, or regular commute. You are looking for convenience as much as you are looking for products and services.

Picking the perfect storage solution can be tricky. For instance, drive-up containers make loading and unloading from your vehicle effortless; however, indoor units come with a climate control function that guards your items against moisture damage caused by extreme weather conditions. Before you decide on an option for yourself, take into consideration all of its pros and cons so you can make an educated decision!

Visit Mission Storage to start getting your items organized today. With three convenient storage facilities – Hernando Storage, Mission Storage, and Zia Stor-All – Mission Storage serves residents and businesses in the greater Florida and New Mexico area. Read more about our storage facility’s specific features, and use our storage calculator to figure out what size storage unit you should rent.

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Packing Tips for Your Boxes 

1. Prep Before Packing

To obtain the greatest possible outcome when storing your stuff, take care of them as you’re packing them away. Items that are delicate will need more padding to keep them safe throughout transport. Pick up packing and moving supplies at any Mission Storage office today! And while you are there, talk with our storage experts to clear up any additional questions you may have before you start renting storage—also check our Self Storage FAQ to see if your question can be answered instantly! It is important to understand the rules and expectations before renting storage.

2. General Packing Rule: Heavy on the Bottom, Light on Top

Start packing heavier items on the bottom of containers and boxes to protect them from damage. Then, layer lighter products right above them – this will not only prevent breakage due to weight but also any external forces that may come into play. This organization strategy is a surefire way to save you time today and avoid potential future disappointment!

3. Clean & Cover

Safeguard your appliances, tools, and electronics in storage for extended periods of time with protective covers to deter the accumulation of dust. Prior to storing these items away however, give them a thorough cleaning so you can avoid potential foul odors or other damages afterwards. And don’t forget – make sure all goods stored are sterilized as an extra precaution!

4. Pack Air-Tight to Keep Out Moisture & Pests

Safeguard all of your most prized possessions with airtight containers! Not only can you keep your antiques, clothing, electronics or documents secure from pests and humidity, but also maintain an assurance that these items will remain safeguarded for years. With a storage box in hand, you can be sure that any cherished item is well-preserved against possible damage.

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Packing Tips for Your Storage Unit 

1. Create an Organized Layout

Streamline your storage and make packing a breeze with these practical tips! Create an aisle in the middle of your area to access everything quickly, or divide similar items like winter clothing and kitchenware into clusters for fast retrieval when required. Plus, place frequently used pieces nearest to the entrance so you can easily access them whenever necessary. With all these strategies combined, organizing will be effortless!

2. Utilize Your Entire Storage Space

Maximize your storage area by purchasing shelves now! Installing shelving units will not only create a neat and organized space, but also ensure you make the most of every inch in your home. With organizing solutions like these at hand, there’s no reason to wait – start reorganizing today with new shelves for your living space!

3. Don’t Store Perishables

So what can’t you store? Perishables like food will go bad quickly, and when they do, they will begin to attract pests. It is best to avoid this altogether by storing these items in your everyday storage space in your home or business. You also cannot store dangerous, flammable items or money. Check out a more complete list from Move.org. 

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Vehicle Storage Tips 

If you’re looking to save some extra space on your property, long-term storage of a vehicle may be an ideal solution. However, it’s important to remember that storing vehicles doesn’t end with dropping them off and leaving; there are certain steps necessary for proper maintenance in order for the car or truck to run efficiently when needed again down the road. Change its oil if keeping it stored long-term, top off the gas tank so no moisture can accumulate inside, add fuel stabilizer as well. Additionally, make sure its interior and exterior is clean before putting away — any dirt left behind will only worsen over time! Follow more of Edmund’s vehicle storage tips.

Find safe and secure vehicle storage at several Mission Storage locations. Call or email the store to learn more!

Find Storage Rentals at Mission Storage

Now that you have learned some helpful self storage tips, look to Mission Storage for all of your storage needs. With three convenient storage facilities – Hernando Storage, Mission Storage, and Zia Stor-All – Mission Storage serves residents and businesses in the greater Florida and New Mexico area. Choose from amenities that include drive-up storage units, temperature-controlled storage units, parking spaces for personal vehicles and more! Additionally, for your security, all storage units are secured via 24 hour security cameras, with secure keypad access at entryways. Rent with Mission Storage today!

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Hernando Storage | Mission Storage – Crystal River

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