Moving Without The Grief

When I told my husband that I got promoted and that we would be moving across the country, you should have seen the look on his face. He was clearly devastated, and I didn't know what to do to make it better. Instead of focusing on the negative things, I started working with him to help him to overcome his grief. We talked about how we could stay in close touch with family and friends, and how to make the move less stressful than other moves in the past. This blog is all about moving without the hassle and heartache.

How Do You Get the Most Out of Your Storage Unit?


You have a personal storage unit and you pay monthly for the service. You have to pay for the storage unit as long as you have items in it or not, so it's worth it to you to get the most out of the space you have. Here are some different ways you can get the most out of your storage unit so you make greater use of your personal storage overall.

Put Everything on Portable Shelves

Portable shelves are often made of plastic or other lightweight materials and can be used to help you keep your items organized. Shelves can house smaller boxes or items that are hard to put into bins so things are kept accounted for and not placed on the ground directly.

Put a Tarp or Blanket on the Floor

A tarp or blanket placed on the floor of your storage unit helps make getting personal storage items out of the unit easier, and also helps to protect the storage unit itself by keeping the floor clean. If you need to access larger boxes in the back of the unit, simply tug on the blanket or tarp housing items and the boxes should come free.

Label All Containers, Boxes, and Bins

The best way for personal storage to benefit you is to know what's in there in the first place. This way, you know at a glance what you have in storage and just where it's located without having to tear boxes or bags apart. All containers should be labeled and all boxes should also be marked either with a label expressing what's inside or via color coding everything.

Go Through Your Unit Often

Every few weeks or months, go through your storage unit so you can remove the things you no longer want and rotate the items you have in storage. If you find yourself cleaning out so much of the things that you need to downgrade and get a new unit, you can do so at the storage unit's main office.

Consider a Temperature-controlled Unit

If you want to put things in storage for a longer term, then it's wise to consider a temperature-controlled unit, especially if you plan on putting furs, leathers, or other sensitive items in personal storage. Also known as a climate-controlled unit, a temperature-controlled unit helps keep the things you have in storage in better condition so you get your items back in the best condition possible from storage, even if they are in storage for a very long time.


7 May 2020