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Home Star Storage: Self Storage Tips

Looking for some self storage tips to get you started on the right foot? Home Star Storage is your first choice for affordable storage units in Memphis, TN and Port Charlotte, FL. 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 Home Star Storage today!

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Self Storage Tips for Finding Space & Packing

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Choose Your Storage Unit 

You have many self storage options in Memphis, TN and Port Charlotte, FL. So how do you choose a storage facility—and more specifically storage units—to house your belongings? Start by searching for self storage 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.  

Give thoughtful consideration to your individual storage needs. Each type of storage solution has its own pros and cons, so it’s important to reflect on what would best suit you in the long run. For instance, drive-up containers are much easier to unload or load items into a vehicle; while indoor units provide better protection against changing environmental factors like humidity and climate conditions.

Visit Home Star Storage to start getting your items organized today. Home Star Storage has two convenient storage facility locations, in Memphis, TN, and in Port Charlotte, FL. Read more about our storage facility’s specific features, and use our storage calculator to figure out what size storage unit you should rent.

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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 Home Star Storage office 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

To ensure your boxes and storage containers stay in one piece, lay down heavy objects as a solid base before including lighter items on top. This way the weight of other stacked boxes won’t cause them to break apart. Follow this tip for stress-free packing!

3. Clean & Cover

For your products to be in the best condition when you take them out of storage, make sure they are cleaned and preserved ahead of time. Put covers over appliances, tools, and electronics to prevent dust or dirt from building up while they’re stored away for an extended period. Cleaning off bacteria and water droplets before storing reduces any potential harm or bad odors accumulating throughout its absence.

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

To protect your belongings, be sure to pack them in airtight containers. This will not only prevent damaging bugs and moisture but also safeguard antiques, clothes, electronics or documents that are particularly susceptible to damage. Taking this step first can make all the difference!

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Packing Tips for Your Storage Unit 

1. Create an Organized Layout

Maximize the potential of your storage rental by taking a calculated, step-by-step approach to organizing. Leave space in between items and group like things together for efficient retrieval in the future. Most importantly, make sure that you keep your most valuable belongings close to the entrance so they can be accessed with ease. With these clever organization tactics, rest assured knowing that life just got easier!

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 

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Vehicle Storage Tips 

Storing your vehicle for an extended period of time may be a great way to save space, however it requires more care compared to just dropping the car off and forgetting about it. All kinds of vehicles need regular maintenance in order to operate correctly when you go back to use them again. You should have its oil changed, top off the gas tank with fuel so no moisture is present, add a stabilizer, and clean both inside and out – leaving dirt on the surface will only cause it get worse during storage. Taking these steps can guarantee that your automobile remains in peak condition until you’re ready for next adventure! Follow more of Edmund’s vehicle storage tips.

Find safe and secure vehicle storage at Home Star Storage in Port Charlotte, FL! Call or email the storage facility today to learn more.


Home Star Storage in FL and TN

Now that you have learned some helpful self storage tips, look to Home Star Storage for all of your storage needs. Home Star Storage has two convenient storage facility locations, in Port Charlotte, FL, and in Memphis, TN. Choose from amenities that include parking spaces for personal vehicles, boats, and RVs, indoor storage units, climate-controlled storage units, and more! Call or email either of our storage facilities, or stop by in person and chat with the team of storage experts at Home Star Storage!

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