Do I need to prepare anything to hire a storage container?

You have decided that it is time to de-clutter your home but there are some items that you just cannot bear to part with. You are not alone; not all the clutter in many homes is garbage; there are many items that are treasured and there is no need to lose them when you can simply hire a storage container. These containers are safe and they will keep your items until you have enough room to retrieve them. If you are a first timer in container hire you may be wondering if there is anything that you need to know or do in advance.

First, you will be happy to know that there is no paperwork; if you get a good storage facility all you need to do is pay the weekly fee (or monthly if you prefer) and then provide an address and telephone number. That said, there are some things that you need to do if you want to make storage easier. Planning smart will help you move your items efficiently. First is the packing. You want to pack your items in boxes which makes them easy to move and they will also fit better in your container. The boxes should be sturdy depending on what you put in them. You can get them at your local supermarket and there are also some storage facilities that have them for sale. Seal each box carefully to ensure that items are in place.

If you want to keep away items such as sofas, chairs, tables and other furniture it is best to cover them with breathable fabric such as cotton bed sheets. This will keep the dust off and there surfaces will be in good condition even if they are stored for a long time.

Once you have everything boxed it is time to decide the size of container that you need – they come in different sizes and you don’t want to pay for more space than is necessary. The best thing to do is to call a container storage company such as Boylin’s Self Store and get advice from them. They have a lot of experience when it comes to storage containers and they can help you determine the best container size for you. Once you choose and pay for a container all that is left is to transport your boxes and other items there. You can find a truck yourself or you can ask the storage company to help you. 01226 321 800 or

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