Self storage units are extremely useful in a variety of ways, whether you need them to transition while you’re moving from one place to another or you simply need offsite storage to open up some space in your home or garage. Of course, even with a storage unit, you still only have so much space to work with, so it’s important you know what you can do to get the most out of your investment to optimize your storage and keep all of your stored items safe.

Here are some self storage tips in Plymouth, MA for you to consider.

Selecting your unit

When you first start browsing for a storage unit, you should look only at companies that are clearly reliable. They should come recommended by friends or family, or have plenty of positive reviews on sites like Google Reviews and Yelp. There should be no red flags in your first conversations with the company. If there’s anything that seems sketchy, move on—there are plenty of other storage unit options around.

Just make sure you don’t start searching too late. As soon as you know you’re going to need a storage unit, you should begin your search, rather than waiting until the last minute. This will give you plenty of time to conduct your search.

Take inventory

Part of selecting a unit is ensuring you’re going to have enough space for everything you need to store, so before you make your final decision, you should be sure to take an inventory of all items you’ll be storing. Not only will this help you determine the dimensions of the unit you’ll need, but it will also help you with your organization, as you’ll know every single item that you’re putting into the unit.

Packing tips

When packing your items to put them into the storage unit, make sure you clearly label all boxes and sealed containers. It also helps for you to map out how you’re going to lay out your storage. For example, the back righthand corner of the unit might have your holiday decorations. Labeling makes unpacking much easier, and makes for a much less frustrating experience when you need to remove items from your unit. Be strategic, so any items you’re likely to need more frequently will be easier to access.

Avoid storing any extremely valuable items in a storage unit. Generally speaking, you won’t have to worry about the safety and security of your items, but there’s always that small extra risk that comes with using a storage unit, so particularly valuable items should be stored at home or in a safe deposit box.

Make sure all items are properly protected with packaging and wrapping materials. Wrap and cover furniture with blankets and moving pads, not plastic (which traps moisture). Fragile items should be wrapped in paper and bubble wrap, and stored so they cannot move.


It’s highly recommended you purchase insurance for your unit, unless your renters or homeowners insurance already covers items in storage. This gives you some extra protection for your items.

For more storage unit tips in Plymouth, MA, or to learn about our available units, contact the team at A Plus Storage Corporation today.

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