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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Storage Unit

getting your storage container in order

Photo Credit: blmurch

When it comes time to fully utilize your storage container it’s important you know how to pack it properly, so you can optimize your space. We believe you should always get the best storage deal possible, so that means taking full advantage of the space you’re renting.

In this post we’re going to take a look at storage an packing techniques that will help you get the most out of your unit, as well as showcase a few unique storage solutions that we offer.

1. Consider Your Packing Needs First

When it comes time to utilize a storage space effectively and efficiently you’ll need to consider why you’re storing your goods in the first place – as every situation is unique.

For instance, will you need to access your storage container on a regular basis? Or, will you primarily be using the container for yearly storage? The frequency that you’ll need to access your unit will change how you’re going to store everything. You’d hate to have to re-pack and unpack your Springfield storage unit every single time you need to remove an item.

Once you have a better understanding of how you’re going to use the unit, then it actually makes sense to move forward with a packing strategy.

2. Use Standard Packing Procedures

When it comes to packing there are a few general procedures you can follow that will help you store your goods safely and easily. For starters, box up any goods before you leave your home. You may think that it’s easier just loading up the car to transport, but you’ll be thankful that everything is in boxes the moment you arrive.

Always start with the heavier boxes and larger items on the bottom. You’d be surprised how often people either run out of room, or end up ruining their prized possessions, simply because they didn’t take time with their packing process.

If you have anything fragile, make sure to always wrap it up. It’s better to spend more time prepping your goods, than having to deal with broken items, or a big mess to clean up.

Overall, the more time you spend prepping your goods for storage the better. Also, be aware of where you’re placing items and when you’ll need to access them. Keep these rules in mind when packing your unit and everything should be protected and ready to go when you need them again.

3. Utilize Our Flexible Springfield Storage Spaces

If you have a very unique storage situation we do offer spaces that are very flexible. For instance, we have combination spaces that allow you to store your belongings in a container and have an adjacent outdoor storage space in which you can park a trailer, motorcycle, vehicle, or anything else.

We exist to cater to your storage needs, so if you have a very unique storage situation, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We love to cater to our customers and veterans across Alexandria, Woodbridge, and Springfield counties, as well as most of Northern Virginia

Happy Holidays from Gateway Storage!

Here’s wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! We want to say thank you to our loyal customers, and thanks to the men and women in uniform who continue to serve this great nation and keep us safe each and every day. We are humbly grateful for the sacrifices you and your families make so we can have an enjoyable holiday season.

If after the holidays you find yourself in need of extra storage for all those wonderful gifts you’ve accumulated, give us a call to learn about our affordable self-storage and container storage solutions. We offer flexible terms and affordable rates, providing you with excellent service and the best value. Our container storage solutions are great for personal and household items, either temporarily or long-term, so you can get back your garage. Going on a nice warm vacation to escape the cold and looking for a place to keep your car safe while you’re gone? We provide car storage services to keep your ride safe and secure. Our affordable rates keep more dollars in your pocket so you can enjoy an extra margarita while lounging on the beach, with the peace of mind that nothing will happen to your car while you’re away. Can’t beat that!

Again, have a wonderful time with friends and family. Happy Holidays!

Self Storage Containers – Get the facts!

Did you know that an average of 675 shipping

containers are lost at sea each year?

Shipping Containers for Self Storage

That’s a shame because lightly used sea containers make PERFECT self storage units!

Our environmentally friendly, recycled Self Storage Containers™ are available in two sizes (8′ x 20′ and 8′ x 40′) and available combined with outdoor space for parking vehicles, trucks, trailers, boats, RV’s or anything else on wheels! Each container was a one-time use unit and has been completely refurbished with paint, wooden floors and nice tight seals to keep the contents safe and dry.

Heavy duty locks available for rental on-site. Ask us about custom container and parking spaces for the largest of business storage needs.