Common self storage mistakes to avoid

Published on 6/26/2024

Hey there, Clay County! Sometimes life throws more “stuff” our way than we have room for. We all know the feeling. You're staring down a mountain of boxes, furniture that suddenly seems like it's multiplied, and the undeniable truth: you’re running out of space. This is where Attic Selfstor comes in to save the day! But before you put everything in a box and head on over, let's talk about some common mistakes to avoid.

1. Choosing the Wrong Size Unit

It’s easy to underestimate or overestimate the amount of space you need. Renting a unit that’s too small is a classic error, leading to cramped and possibly damaged goods. On the other hand, a unit that’s too large means you’re paying for space you don’t use. Take the time to assess what you really need to store and consider seeking advice from our experienced staff at Attic Selfstor. We can help you choose the perfect size storage unit for your items.

2. Poor Organization Inside the Unit

Throwing things into your storage unit haphazardly is a recipe for headaches later on. Here's the secret weapon: labels. Label every. Single. Box. You'll thank yourself later when you're not digging through a mountain of mystery. Create a walkway inside the unit so you can reach items at the back without having to unpack everything else first.

3. Neglecting to Insure Your Items

While our storage facility is secure, it’s always wise to insure your stored items. Many renters assume their homeowners or renters insurance will automatically cover their storage unit contents, but this isn’t always the case. Check with your insurance provider to ensure you have adequate coverage, especially for valuable items.

4. Forgetting About Your Stored Items

Out of sight, out of mind, right? Wrong. It’s important to regularly check on your stored items. This helps you keep an inventory of what you have and ensure that everything is in good condition. Occasional visits can also help you decide if you still need to keep everything or if it’s time to declutter.

5. Not Researching the Storage Facility

Lastly, not all storage facilities are created equal. Before choosing a storage unit, it’s vital to research and ensure the facility meets your needs. At Attic Selfstor, we pride ourselves on transparency, security, and customer service. We encourage you to visit, take a tour, and ask any questions you might have about our services.

Storing your belongings doesn’t have to be complicated. By avoiding these common mistakes, you can ensure that your storage experience is hassle-free. Remember, the friendly team at Attic Selfstor is always here to help you find the perfect unit and answer any questions you might have.