Declutter This Spring with a Self Storage Unit

Thank goodness for spring. Not only does it allow us to open our windows and doors and let fresh air in, but it can also put us in the mood for spring cleaning. Which can, in turn get us in the mood for redecorating.

Are You Feeling the Urge?

Are you feeling the urge to redecorate your home? Bring in fresh ideas and colors that communicate your likes and your new preferences? Let us be a self-storage resource. Because whatever you are planning, you probably will need some handy household stoStorage Unit Rental When Redecoratingrage.

Maybe you are contemplating a more modern—or an enduring cottage—look for your living room. Maybe you’re thinking about transforming a small breakfast nook into something built in. No matter the project, once you start, you will benefit from a storage unit rental. Secure Storage offers multiple household storage units, so you can be efficient and only pay for the space you need.

Before redecorating, we suggest you clear out the room first and store its contents in one of our storage units. Not cluttering the space before achieving the look you’re shooting for is key for success. A clean space to work in, can allow for inspiration to strike. This is where a storage facility can come in handy. With our secure, easy-access self-storage units, you can store your household items while you work. Like so many of our customers, storage can provide both a long-term and temporary solution for whatever life brings you. Come see one of our facilities today!

So enjoy the creative process more by reserving a storage unit rental with us now.

How to Pack for a Move

Moving is stressful and difficult, but that isn’t an excuse to pack your belongings incorrectly! No matter how rushed you are, you should always take the time to make sure you’re packing the best way possible. In this post, we’re going to discuss the best way to pack boxes for your next move!

Box Packing Tools

While you can find free boxes just about anywhere, it’s important that you find quality boxes. Rips and tears in the cardboard can lead to problems down the road. You’ll also want to have bubble wrap for fragile items, and a good amount of packing tape to secure bubble wrapped items and seal boxes.

Don’t pack a box half way because unfilled boxes will crush when stacked.  To get rid of empty space in a box, fill it with extra packing material like newspaper or bubble wrap.

Organizing the Box

Tips for Packing for a Move

In the rush of getting everything settled during the moving process, many people find it easier to simply throw their belongings into boxes and get them in the truck. Instead, know what you’re putting into each box and label it accordingly!

Watch Box Sizes

Don’t pack more than you can lift! Although it’s tempting to save on box and materials by packing each box to the limit—know how much you can carry on your own, and don’t pack more than that amount.

Don’t Rush Packing Boxes

One of the most important things to remember when you’re packing and moving is this: don’t rush it! If you rush now, you’ll only regret it later when you have to unpack it all again. Take the time now, and make moving into your new place an easy and smooth transition.

If you need help storing your things while you’re between homes, that’s what we’re here for! Contact our Secure Storage professionals at any of our five locations: Ashland, Bend, Hillsboro, Hood River or Redmond!

Storage Organization Ideas

By Marcus Walker

Renting and filling a storage unit can be a daunting task if you’re planning to store a lot of your belongings. Storage unit organization doesn’t always work as planned, and you can end up with a unit stuffed to the door, and no way of knowing where you put your Christmas decorations box.

In order to avoid this scenario, there are a few storage organization ideas that we can offer—to help you make your storage unit easy to access (and locate boxes) in the future!

Organization tip #1 – Keep a Plan

This is slightly more complicated than what most people want when they’re organizing their storage unit, but it’s something that can be extremely useful in the future—even if it takes a little extra time now. Put together a sketch of your storage unit, and have different sections mapped out before you put it all together.

Organization tip #2 – Know What You Use

How to: Storage Unit Organization

When many people rent a storage unit, they’ll pack the easy things first—big boxes and heavy items. That’s a great strategy if you only need a temporary storage unit, but if you’re planning to have your unit for a while, you might consider a different option.

Pack according to what you use the most. From back to front, know what you use and might want in the next few months.

Organization tip #3 – Labels, Labels, Labels!

If you’ve never rented a storage unit in the past, or haven’t had to deal with overstocked garages, you don’t know how difficult it can be to look through box after box after box, trying to find that one item you need. Save yourself a lot of time and trouble by labeling ahead of time!

Need more information about renting a storage unit? Check out our best storage tips, or just go ahead and rent a storage unit at one of our Secure Storage locations today!