When storing those elaborate holiday decorations, do yourself a favor and take photos as you go through the dis-assembly process. This will cut down your assembly time drastically next year when you’ve forgotten what the decoration that mini-broom goes on, and how it’s attached.
Photographs will also remind you of how you got the amazing look from the leaves and how they were arranged, or why you might want to try something different with the scarecrow this year.
Make sure to label boxes not only by by what is in them, but the QUANTITY and in as much detail as possible – a box labeled ‘table decorations’ is much less useful than one labeled ‘full set of 8 orange and brown silk placemats and napkins w/ matching tablecloth and chargers’.
Hope this helps you have a wonderful and stress free holidays!
Organizing your unit can really make a huge difference in your move. Being able to leave your unit knowing that your items are properly stored, labeled and accounted for can leave you feeling confident that your things are safe, organized and clean. Follow these guidelines and your storage unit will be one less thing to worry about in your move.
Cleaning: Before you start moving anything in, make sure to clean up spills, cob webs and other messes. Remember, you are going to be storing your things in this unit for some time and want things to be set up on clean surfaces and spaces. Vacuuming and laying down protective floor coverings can allow your things to stay clean and safe.
Large Furniture and Appliances: These items are the first to go in (protected in their plastic covers of course). Make sure when these items are placed in your storage unit that they are at least an inch away from the walls to allow proper circulation for your space.
Boxes: That’s right, now it’s time for the stuff. Your boxes should all be approximately the same size. This makes things much easier for stacking and re organizing/moving your storage unit items. Make sure more importantly to label all of your boxes. This way your boxes are easily accessible and they are easily recognized in your storage unit.
Stacking: When you are stacking your boxes in your storage unit you should start by putting them on top of furniture and appliances whenever possible. This will maximize your space efficiency. However make sure not to stack boxes too high otherwise you could be creating a dangerous situation.
Inventory: Now that you are done with all of the manual labor, write everything that you have stored in your unit down in an inventory list. The number of boxes, furniture items and appliances should all be items included in the list. Keep the inventory list, the insurance policy for your storage unit and contact information for your storage unit in a safe place to ensure that you will have quick and easy access to your things. You never know when you are going to need any of this information.