Storage Tips for New Tenants

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When clutter begins to overtake your living space, frustration and stress aren’t far behind. Self storage is a convenient and affordable route to take when it becomes necessary to de-clutter your home. If you’re using Portland, OR self storage for the first time, make the most of it by keeping a few things in mind.

Choosing a Storage Unit

Self storage newbies often wonder how to choose the right storage unit. You don’t want to pay for space you don’t need, but you don’t want to run out of space, either! When using Central Self Storage in Portland, OR for the first time, you can ask our friendly staff for help choosing a unit that’s the right size. By providing a rundown of what you plan to store, you should get a very accurate estimate of the amount of space you’ll need.  You can also use our helpful storage calculator to determine what unit size suits your needs.

Getting Organized

Lay the groundwork for an organized unit by investing in shelving. Shelving comes in handy when organizing your items and keeping certain items off the ground. Another advantage is that you can place special items on higher shelves so you can find them more easily later.  Central Self Storage also has a variety of moving supplies for sale on site that can help you organize and pack a variety of items.

Organizing Your Storage Unit

The best way to organize your self storage unit is by doing a little advance planning. Sketch out a drawing of the unit, and then mark down where the bigger, bulkier items will go. Think about which things you’ll need easy access to, and make sure to store them near the front of the unit. Also, clear an aisle or pathway to ensure you can reach all parts of the unit.

Self storage in Portland, OR doesn’t have to be a hassle. In fact, as long as you choose the right facility, everything should go off without a hitch. While a lot of it depends on you, a lot of it depends on the kind of help you get from employees, so make sure to select Central Self Storage where we have first-rate customer service.