If you have been issued an eviction notice at the property where you are currently residing and you do not have new housing arrangements lined up for where to go when you leave the property, it can be difficult to know what to do with your belongings. You cannot leave them in the property until you find a new place to live and relatives often do not have enough space in their garages or basements to fit a household full of belongings. Self-storage units are often a great option when you need somewhere to store your belongings in a hurry. If you have never stored items in a storage unit before, use these tips to make the process as easy as possible.
Store Items That Are Not Commonly Used in the Back of the Unit
You need to store items that you will not need to use in the near future near the back of the storage unit. This allows you to easily gain access to the items that you do need to be able to get to on a regular basis easily. Large items, such as furniture or artwork will not be needed until you move into your new house, so you can put those out of the way, in the back of the unit. Holiday decorations can also be stored out of the way because you more than likely will not be worried about decorating the place you are staying temporarily.
Take Steps to Prevent Rodents From Being Attracted to Your Unit
Rodents will look for something to eat anywhere that they can. If you have food stored in the unit, rodents could be attracted to it. This could cause them to destroy many things that are stored inside in an effort to get to the food. Canned and jarred goods are the only food items you could possibly store in the unit without worrying about mice or rats being able to tell they are in the unit.
Label Everything Well for Ease of Access
Label all of your boxes, but take the time to detail what is packed inside of boxes that contain items you will need to use while you are living in the temporary living arrangement. You want to be sure that you can find the items you need when you need them. You could create a master list that details what is in each box and number the boxes to track them.
Properly planning how you are going to pack the self-storage unit can make a lot of difference in the long run. It can decrease the chances of valuable items being destroyed and allow you to avoid having to search through hundreds of items to find the something you need when you need it.