Moving house or unit can be stressful and moving the entire contents of your home can be a daunting task. There is so much to remember and depending on how much help you have, the workload can be high! If you move it costs money and consider a garage sale just to clear that unwanted stuff.
Our Self Storage facility on the Mornington Peninsula can help you with all of the moving materials that you’re going to need like boxes, tape and bubble wrap. Do not underestimate how many boxes at you will need: you will be very surprised at how many you will go through in the process of packing up all of your belongings. Use smaller boxes to reduce weight, not all everyone is strong enough to lift that carton full of recipe books!Often forgotten until the last minute, allow for enough cartons to pack up the garage and the tool shed. These can consume a lot of boxes especially for tools. Make sure that you use good-quality cartons as tools with sharp points can poke through easily.
Be careful to make sure all lids and tops on chemicals are tight. They can move around in boxes and spill. Be careful with certain chemicals, if in doubt dispose of them sensibly.
Fuels should be removed from appliances as if they are not upright they can leak and damage goods near them.
Use at least three pieces of tape on the bottom of each box and also one piece at 90°. This will help prevent the bottom falling out of the box. A label for each box is ideal, but a Texta or marker pen will do the same job.
Don’t commit the contents to memory: you might remember now what you put in the box but when you unpack you won’t remember!
Many removalists charge by the hour. Assemble all of your boxes in the one place if you can will reduce the amount of travelling time within your home was the removalist is loading the truck. It’s all about saving time. Keep all the boxes that are the same size together as they will stack them in the truck to maximise space. Make sure you have insurance for the move as well just in case a meteor hits the truck. Only kidding, insurance for your move and your storage space is important though!
If you are going to access your self storage space whilst your goods are being stored in preparation for your new home, consider storing the items that you may need access to the front of your space it will make it much easier to access them if you need to. At Rosebud Mini Warehousing we have plenty of sizes to suit your storage needs.
If you need any other advice about moving or storing your goods, ask the friendly staff at Rosebud Mini Warehousing who are ready to help you with any of your needs.