1. Don’t Move Everything
You have probably collected some items over the years that have become outdated, broken, or no longer needed. Start fresh in your new home by using your move as an opportunity to organize your belongings and let go of the excess items. As you pack, decide what items you can donate, throw away, or sell. Call a charity to come pick up your gently used items before you move.
2. Find Supplies in Advance
Don’t go crazy trying to buy all the moving supplies you need. You can save some cash and stress by looking online at local sites or posting on facebook. Your neighbors and friends probably have gently used moving boxes and other tools you may need.
Collect old newspapers and plastic shopping bags a few weeks in advance to use for your move. These can be used to pad boxes and as a layer between items if needed. Rather than pack all your towels and sheets in one box, use these to pad fragile items. Packing and padding with the same item is a resource saver!
3. Keep Essential Items Handy
You probably won’t have time to unpack all of your items the first night in your new home. Keep a couple days worth of clothes and toiletries accessible to use in the meantime.
Pack a suitcase full of essential items for each family member like you are going on vacation. This way, you can live out of your suitcase until everything is unpacked. You don’t want to have to dig around a bunch of boxes for your toothbrush, clean socks, or pajamas!
4. Use Self-Storage Centers
It can be difficult to move all of your belongings to your new location in one day. To reduce the stress of making sure everything gets there safely, store some items in a storage unit. If you have more than you can take in one trip, consider keeping your belongings in a storage unit until you can collect them.
If you are moving in or around Berks county, DAK Self Storage can ensure your personal belongings stay safe and secure. We offer high quality outdoor units and climate controlled indoor units at affordable rates in Leesport, PA.
When people think of self storage they generally envision the big bays that can hold entire rooms worth of furniture. That amount of storage is perfect for people who are moving, but what about individuals with less storage need? Do they have to waste space and money on a big storage unit?
The answer is no! At DAK Self Storage we have special lockers that are 5′ wide, 4′ deep, and 4′ tall. This is perfect for individuals with just a few bulky items that they don’t want cluttering up the house.
What Are Lockers Good For?
Lockers have near endless usefulness, but are particularly well suited to items that owners only need on occasion. Imagine keeping skiis, a kayak (larger unit required), camping equipment, and other seasonal items completely out of your house and safe from the elements. Lockers are also good for work equipment that may not fit in your typical work truck.
Do Lockers Keep Items Protected?
All lockers utilize high test locks which are tamper resistant. Furthermore, lockers are located in our temperature controlled indoor storage building, ensuring temperature and moisture control. Finally, the building is under video surveillance 24/7 so all activity is monitored and replayable.
How Much Does It Cost?
You can secure your Locker Box for under $25.00 a month. For professionals that is more than enough to compensate for the gas it would otherwise take driving back and forth to your shop. For casual users, keep equipment and belongings out of the house is well worth the cost of an average dinner eating out.
If you’re ready to grab your locker click here to browse our available units. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at 610-926-1310.