3 Self-Storage Mistakes to Avoid

To help you get the most out of your Southtowne Mini Warehouse storage unit, here are three recommendations to consider.

  • Check on your stuff: By design, the only one with access to your self-storage unit is you.  This means that it is important for you to check on your items periodically.  Even in superior safe and secure storage units, the unforeseen can happen.  It is a good policy to check on your items regularly.
  • Have a packing and stacking plan: When you pack your unit, think through what items you may need sooner than others.  Put items you will need sooner toward the front and make a path to reach items in the very back.  This will help you avoid extra work in the future and limit the possibility of items getting damaged from unnecessary rearranging. Make sure you label breakable items so you avoid stacking heavy items on top of them.
  • Think through the size of your unit:  Of course, we all want to save money, but cramming items in a unit that is too small could cause unnecessary damage and cost you more money in the long run.  If you are unsure of the size you will need, feel free to ask our staff to help determine the right size for you.