For those who have rented a storage unit in the past, and done it incorrectly, and tripped over things, and had trouble finding things, this article is for you.  And, for those who have never rented a storage unit, but who are about to do so, you will thank us later for this information.

We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the fine people of Fort Worth with affordable and secure self storage. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information.

Now, let’s provide you with a brief guide (three important steps) on how to properly load a storage unit.  In no particular order, here are the main steps in loading a storage space.

Only the best boxes for a storage unit.

What most people do not realize regarding a storage unit is the amount of vertical space available.  If a storage unit is 5’x10’x, most people think in terms of 50-square feet of storage space . . . but that is incorrect.  If the storage unit is eight feet tall, in theory you actually have 400-cubic feet of storage space, a huge difference.

Use the strongest boxes you can find for your items; you want boxes which can support weight placed on top of them.  A strong storage box can support thirty, forty, fifty pounds, which might be two or three other boxes, doubling or tripling the number of items you can place in that storage unit.

Mark each box you place in the storage unit.

This is such a simple step, one which most people forget about until it is too late, and it is a step which will save you hours of cursing and frantic searching.  Simply take the time, after you have loaded a box, to write on the box all of the items inside the box. This can be a tedious step, we know, we’ve done it, but it will be a lifesaver when, six months from now, you need a particular item and you have forty boxes to search through for that item.

Draw a diagram and leave room for an aisleway.

It’s amazing how many people do not leave a path to walk on in the storage unit. This is such a simple thing to do, and it makes it so much easier to get to the items in the back of the unit.

You will also want to draw a diagram, detailing where each box, or item, is, and what is in that box.  This is another time-saver, and you will thank us for it later.

The only other main question you need to answer is whether you need climate controlled storage.  If you are storing valuable, you really will want to consider protecting those valuables with a constant temperature inside the storage unit.  And look or the best storage facilities with secure self storage, ones which have the four-steps to maximum security. Call us and ask us about secure storage and the steps we take at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.

A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.

Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is locally owned and operated, and our track record is outstanding. Call us today and tell us what you need. Our trained staff will suggest the storage unit we believe best fits your needs. Remember, we also have car storage, boat storage, RV storage, and trailer storage.