How to Prepare Your Belongings for Spring Storage
As spring rounds corner, it’s just about time to start packing away those heavy coats, winter household items, and even your college student’s belongings! No matter the occasion, spring storage can help declutter your home and keep you organized for the upcoming spring and summer months.
In order to get the most out of your spring storage unit, SMARTBOX has put together a few helpful tips to make your spring storage experience easy and convenient for you!
Expert Portable Storage Tips from SMARTBOX
Before you even begin to pack things into your storage unit or pod, you should consider coming up with a spring storage plan. Ask yourself questions such as:
- What do I need to pack away?
- For how long do I want to pack my items away?
- How much storage space will I need?
In order to answer these questions, we’ve compiled some good practices prior to storing your items.
Organize Your Belongings
Instead of securing your storage unit right off the bat, it’s a good idea to consider what exactly it is that you want to store. Start by figuring out which rooms in your home need to be de-cluttered. Maybe your closet is overflowing with sweaters, jackets, and winter clothes galore. Perhaps your college student is bringing things home from school. No matter your spring storage needs, figuring out what you want to store is a great way to know how much space you’ll need when finding the perfect storage unit for your things!
Make sure you take note of what items you already have in storage, too. Maybe it’s time to pick up your patio furniture that you stored during the winter. It may be something smaller—regardless, organizing the items going in and out of storage is an important part of the storage preparation process.
Prepare and Protect Your Items
After you figure out which of your belongings you want to store for the springtime, it’s time to get them ready for storage. This process involves the security and protection of your items! Planning to store clothes and linens? Pack them in clear plastic boxes or brand new cardboard boxes to ensure that you’ll keep your fabrics clean and safe.
Make sure your books are packed in smaller boxes and laid horizontally—vertical storage can actually cause damage to the spines. Additionally, affirm that your packing supplies are clean and prepared to hold your possessions for a prolonged period of time. Between bubble wrap, packing paper, and boxes, having a myriad of packing materials will only make your spring storage process easier.
Beat the Spring Rates
Because spring is a time for high-demand storage, it may be smart to consider securing your storage unit earlier than later. After you figure out the quantity you need to store, reserve your unit as soon as possible to avoid the spring rates!
Reserve Your Portable Storage Unit with SMARTBOX Today!
By considering these packing tips, you will save time and have peace of mind as you prepare to store your items for the springtime. Want to make it even easier? Give the professionals at SMARTBOX a call today for all your Maryland area storage needs. By giving you time to organize and pack on your own timeline, we make the process as easy and convenient for you. Ready to pack in preparation for spring? Fill out a contact form or give us a call today at 301-683-6111!