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With the city being a well-known destination for adventure sports and eco-tourism throughout the year, it is no surprise that Calgary self storage facilities are nearly always full. This makes getting additional warehousing units nearly impossible if not out of ones budget. Therefore maximizing the utility of the room one has available is often the only solution to space crunches. While most facilities have managers and assistants on call to help customers with the organization of their units, it does help to know the basics oneself. However, everything you ever needed to know about packing and storing your belongings in your unit comes down to two basic principles. The first is that not only the floor but the height of your unit should be utilized to its maximum capacity. And, secondly, breaking down each stored item to its basic components will help reduce the space it occupies.
With these two principles and the tools and supplies provided to you by your Calgary self storage facility, you can greatly enhance the utility of your unit. Here are some of the ways in which by combining a little common sense with some DIY shelving and racks, you can start the process of de-cluttering.
- Use as much of the floor as possible in your storage facility unit. But before you start piling up the boxes and cartons, draw yourself a map of how you want your unit to be laid out. Do not forget to include space for you to walk around without tripping or bumping into boxes. Remember also to include some amount of empty space as a working area where you can unpack boxes or temporarily move them while you get to items at the bottom of the pile.
- When forming a pile, keep the heavy and the large items at the bottom. This will not only help ease the pressure on your back from all that lifting, but will also allow you to locate objects easily.
- Keep all the boxes away from the outside walls of Calgary self storage to avoid damage caused by moisture and leakages. Storing them a few inches above the floor will also be beneficial in case of flooding. This is where the purchase of racks and shelves supplied by the facility serves as a good investment.
- Dismantling all the stored items, especially in the case of furniture, will help prevent damage and also reduce the space they consume. However, it is important to remember to store all of these together or at least label them accordingly. Using bubble wrap and plastic sheets to pack all the parts will prevent them from getting scratched or chipped. Styrofoam is also handy filler while packing boxes and comes very reasonably priced.
- Considering the acidic and chemical properties of each item used in the packing will also be useful in preventing rust and stains on the stored objects. Metal hangers, newspapers, plastic and twine with artificial colouring could all pose a threat to the items you store within your storage facility unit.
- Use a permanent black marker and a Polaroid camera to label boxes. Taking photographs of objects placed inside the boxes will make it easier for you to locate them later. While labelling the boxes try to avoid abbreviations and codes. You might forget the meaning and it might also be difficult for the warehouse assistants and managers to help you retrieve stored items.
With the help of these few tips, it is not very difficult to make the most of your Calgary self storage . Many of these also offer all the packing material you would need at a discount. And if this is not an incentive enough, then being able to find anything you need in less than ten minutes might better serve as all the encouragement you need.
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