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Self Storage Tips

Cache Valley Storage: Self Storage Tips

Are you looking for some self storage tips to get you started on the right foot? Cache Valley Storage is your first choice for affordable storage units in Utah, and we’ve compiled a list of our top packing and storage tips to help you make the most of the space you are renting. Start your storage journey with Cache Valley Storage today!

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Self Storage Tips for Finding Space & Packing

Storage Tips

Choose Your Storage Unit 

You have many self storage options in the greater Utah area. So how do you choose a storage facility—and more specifically storage units—to house your belongings? Start by searching for self storage close to your home, work, business, or regular commutes. You are looking for convenience as much as you are looking for product and service.  

When determining your storage solution, consider what you need to store and for how long. Also, keep in mind other benefits and drawbacks of different types of storage. For example, drive-up storage containers make it easy to load from your car but don’t protect against the weather. Indoor units provide temperature control so items are less likely damaged by extreme changes in humidity or temperature.

Visit Cache Valley Storage in Utah to start getting your items organized today. Cache Valley Storage has five convenient locations in northern Utah; one location in Providence, UT, and four locations in Logan, UT. North of Salt Lake City, all five storage facility locations are a short distance from the Wyoming and Idaho borders. Read more about our storage facility’s specific features, and use our storage calculator to figure out what size storage unit you should rent.  

Packing and Moving

Packing Tips for Your Boxes 

1. Prep Before Packing

To obtain the greatest possible outcome when storing your stuff, take care of them as you’re packing them away. Items that are delicate will need more padding to keep them safe throughout transport. Pick up packing and moving supplies at any of our Cache Valley Storage offices today! And while you are there, talk with our storage experts to clear up any additional questions you may have before you start renting storage—also check our Self Storage FAQ to see if your question can be answered instantly! It is important to understand the rules and expectations before renting storage.

2. General Packing Rule: Heavy on the Bottom, Light on Top

This advice is especially important when packing boxes or storage containers. Usually, it’s best to start with heavier items and then add lighter ones on top. This method will help support your boxes so they don’t collapse from the pressure of surrounding objects.

3. Clean & Cover

Before you return your products, take the time to clean and preserve them. Cover larger items like appliances and electronics in dust covers, and make sure to dry off things that could rust or mildew. A little bit of work upfront will save you headaches later on.

4. Pack Air-Tight to Keep Out Moisture & Pests

Packing your belongings in airtight containers is another way to prevent damage. This will also deter bugs and moisture-related damage from the start. Some items would especially benefit from being packed in airtight containers, such as antiques, clothing, electronics, and documents.

Organizing Garage

Packing Tips for Your Storage Unit 

1. Create an Organized Layout

Organizing your belongings doesn’t have to be a nightmare–storage containers can help make it easy. The best way to pack your storage unit is by taking it one step at a time. Start by leaving space down the middle of the container so you can easily access items in all corners. Then, store similar items together so you can find them more easily later, such as seasonal clothing or kitchen equipment. For quick retrieval, keep your most essential items close to the entryway.

2. Utilize Your Entire Storage Space

You are paying for your storage rental, so make the most of the space. If you are storing a lot of items, you may want to consider using shelving for organization and to stack higher in the space.

3. Don’t Store Perishables

So what can’t you store? Perishables like food will go bad quickly, and when they do, they will begin to attract pests. It is best to avoid this altogether by storing these items in your everyday storage space in your home or business. You also cannot store dangerous, flammable items or money. Check out a more complete list from Move.org. 

Car in Garage

Vehicle Storage Tips 

Long-term storage of a vehicle can save you a lot of space on your property, but it is not as simple as dropping it off and leaving it. Vehicles of all sizes require additional care to give it a better chance of running as smoothly as possible when you need it again. Get its oil changed if you are storing long-term, top off the gas tank to prevent moisture build-up, and add a fuel stabilizer. Then, clean it inside and out—any dirt there will only accumulate over time. Follow more of Edmund’s vehicle storage tips.  

Find safe and secure vehicle storage at a number of Cache Valley Storage locations. Call or email any of our storage facilities today to learn more!

Cache Valley Storage in Utah

Now that you have learned some helpful self storage tips, look to Cache Valley Storage in Utah for all of your storage needs. If you’re searching for a safe and secure self-storage option in Utah, look no further than Cache Valley Storage. Our drive-up storage units are perfect for residents and new movers who need a place to store items away from home. Whether you’re looking to clear out space in your home, find a safe space for seasonal items, or store business inventory safely, our storage units come in a variety of sizes to make storing anything you need simple and convenient. Choose Cache Valley Storage when you need self-storage solutions in Utah!

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Cache Valley Storage – Providence | Cache Valley Storage – N. Logan

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