Whether you’re moving into a 500 sf apartment in back bay or getting ready to welcome a new a baby into the world – storage for household items is going to be a necessity at some point in your life. However, there are many different questions to be considered about your different options. Where should I store them? How should I pack? When will I need them? Will I ever need them? What can I afford? Those are just a few of the questions you may have.
First, decide what you may be able to junk. While junking items is not free in the long run it will save you money. We recommend calling 1-800-GOT-JUNK if you find you may have some belongings that just aren’t worth storing.
So, you’ve thrown away all that stuff that you’re not sure why you had in the first place. Next, packing is an essential part to making sure your household items in storage are safe and are functional when taken out of storage. A great example is a television, make sure it goes into a TV Box with some padding or bubble wrap. You never know how temperatures may change or something may fall, or it may get dropped during transport. It’s always better to spend a little extra to get the proper packing materials. You may even want to hire a professional packing service depending on the amount of items that will be entering storage and for how long.
How am I getting my household items into storage? You can rent a U-Haul, call your friend with a pick up, or pack your car so only you can fit! All of these options sound terrible – and that’s why you should give OnDemand Storage a call. We can pick up, securely store, and return things on demand! Think of us as your storage partner on your iPhone. You have access to all of your belongings whenever you want, without lifting a finger! Learn more…
lastly, what can I afford (or feel like paying)? Storage is an expense but often times a necessary one. Identify the items you want to store and find a company that does exact space pricing. OnDemand Storage prices your items according to cubic feet NOT square feet. What does this mean? It means you save money because we’re not wasting a bunch of space in a storage unit!