To & Fro, Protecting Your Items on the Go!
“Left and right
Like day and night
That's what makes the world go ‘round!
To and fro
Stop and go
That's what makes the world go ‘round!”
- Disney’s Sword in the Stone
So, you recently found yourself in need of a storage space and marched yourself over to your nearest StorPlace in Murfreesboro or Nashville. While there, you were easily able to view and rent a space that fit your specific needs for all of your items. You’re prepared and you’ve got the entire process mapped out from wall to wall, right? Perhaps this isn’t your first rodeo when it comes to storage or maybe you’re just a pro at packing, but you know all the basics about storing your items.
What you may not have thought about however, was actually getting your things there. In my college days, moving items, and sometimes entire residencies, was a simple matter of packing up everything into boxes and having friends help me lug them all out to my car.
There was, and I stress this, absolutely no plan.
Plan or no plan, however, to and fro we go; things get shifted in cars, someone might put a box of books on top of a box of dishes, and by the time you arrive at your new home you have no dishes. This is a true story by the way. Rest in peace beautiful oriental dishes from Target! Success in most things can be found in the small details and moving and storage is no different. In an effort to relieve some of the stress in your life. I’d like to pass some of those details along to you.
- Consider the Vehicle
If you are moving items in a flatbed or pick-up truck, you’ll want to take steps to prevent damage to your items. Make sure that the bed is swept clean and free of debris or consider putting down a tarp. Take a visit to your StorPlace office to get 10% off all our types and moving supplies for as long as you are our tenant!
- Plan Your Space
Will you need access to any of your items while they are in storage? Consider placing them in your unit last so that they are easily accessible from your unit door. Large objects can be placed at the back wall of your unit with smaller items in front as a safety precaution to prevent the need for climbing over items.
Are you stepping away from your unit until you are ready to move out?
Many students use storage while going home for the summer and won’t be accessing their storage until it is time to unpack and take it back to the dorm or apartment. In this case, plan to back your unit with moving out in mind. If it would be easier to bring a mattress or large TV back into the space without tripping over boxes, place these items nearest your unit door so you can move them first when the time comes.
- Will you be needing assistance?
If the items are too heavy to lift alone or fit in your vehicle, you may require some assistance. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help! Get the gang together for a moving day with celebratory pizza or, for bigger jobs, a quick Google search can link you up with local moving companies that can supply a truck for large or heavy items.
- Location, Location, Location
Know where your unit is! Visiting your unit ahead of time and familiarizing yourself with the facility will pay off big time when it comes to moving day, especially if you are directing helpers where to go! Many of our buildings offer flatbed carts to assist tenants with moving their items from the vehicle to their unit and can be found near the entrances or doorways.
With all the logistics taken care of you can be…to and fro, in and out, and on the go towards the next step in life with minimal stress and worry. After all, when you need storage the last thing you want to stress about is storage!