The Do’s and Don’ts of Self Storage

Staff at Permian Self Storage have put together this list of do’s and don’ts to help you plan your storage!

Do – Measure Before You Book a Self Storage Facility

Knowing how many items you need to put in storage is a must before booking your self storage space. Calculate and measure your space requirements because moving large furniture and having it not fit through the door only adds more time and effort to the move.

Do – Ensure Close Proximity to Your Home

When looking for a self storage facility, look for one that will be close to your home or office location as you want to ensure that it’s not too far away if you need to access your personal or business items on a regular basis. This will ensure convenience and reduce the stress of having your items in storage.

Do – Pack Your Items Correctly and Store Them Properly

Keep in mind the types of items you will be storing and ensure these are packed correctly – for example, don’t place heavy items on more fragile ones. If there are certain items you need to access regularly, keep these in an easy to access location in the self storage unit.

Don’t – Store Perishable Items

When looking to place items in storage, ensure you are aware of the things you are allowed to keep in there. Food will attract a lot of rodents and pests, which might, in turn, damage other items. Remember we have a hot summer! Humidity means mold grows easily while your goods are in storage. Reduce the incidence of mold forming, by cleaning and drying your goods when putting them in storage.

Don’t – Leave Your Storage Decision to the Last Minute

You need to select the right storage unit based on size, price and convenience and if you leave this to the last minute, you may not be able to effectively do this – it shouldn’t be a decision you rush into. Further, we may not have the right size for you, but if you call us early enough we can reserve one for 2 weeks for you at no extra charge.

Don’t – Move into a Storage Facility Without Insurance

Does your current home insurance policy cover personal items in storage? If not, we can provide you with insurance through Midlands Insurance starting from $19 per month (minimum 3 months payment). You don’t need to have insurance but we definitely recommend it.

Are you looking for help with selecting your self storage needs? Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

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Self Storage Solutions For Sentimental Items

Sometimes you need more storage solutions for sentimental items like souvenirs or heirlooms that you want to keep but there just isn’t enough room in the house. Starting at just $40 per month, self storage units with Permian Self Storage are the perfect solution to declutter your home. Keep reading to discover Permian’s staff tips for safely storing sentimental items!

1. Sort your sentimental items

– First things first, get all your items out and sort them into what you want to keep on display in the home, what you want to donate or throw out, and what you want to place into storage.

2. Keep your favourites on display at home, without the clutter

– Once you have decided on your favourite items, find a clutter-free way to put them on show around the home. Fragile items can be put in a display case. Or why not make a scrapbook or wall art of all your tickets and photos from around the world? That way visitors will easily be able to see what means most to you.

3. Pack away everything else safely, and with easy access

– There’s nothing worse than opening your storage unit to find a particular item and you have no idea where to start. To help combat this, store bulkier items in clear plastic boxes so you can easily see the contents at a glance. The lids snap tight to prevent them falling out if they fall over and stack on top of each other for easy storage. For fragile items, wrap them in bubble wrap which you can buy at Permian Self Storage. We would also recommend packing fragile clothing in vacuum-sealed bags.

4. Allow yourself plenty of time

– Sorting through sentimental items can be emotionally taxing if you are an empty nester or are sorting through a loved one’s old belongings. Having everything sorted into boxes labelled ‘rubbish’, ‘to store’, ‘to display’ as well as an ‘unsure’ box can take the pressure off deciding whether to keep or throw out. If you go through the ‘unsure’ box and display or throw out one more thing, it is a win.

5. Move into a storage unit at Permian Self Storage

– If you’re not quite ready to throw out anything just yet, or still don’t have enough space in the home after clearing, storage is the perfect solution for you. Once you have everything boxed up and ready to go, simply contact the friendly staff at Permian Self Storage in Wollongong and they will advise what size unit you will need. With units ranging from 1m3 to 55m3 (subject to availability), please don’t hesitate to contact us to find the perfect one for your needs.

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