Create an Organizational System When Packing.
When packing, people tend to simply throw their belongings in the box to move from one location to another. You can reduce a great deal of stress and anxiety by labeling the moving boxes with the items that they contain and placing only items in that category in them.
When Moving to a Smaller Location Know Which Boxes Should Be Stored.
If you are moving to a smaller location and need to place some of your items into storage, make sure that you do not store items that will be needed immediately. Your organizational system can help prevent this from happening, or at least make it easier to retrieve items when you must find them quickly.
Research the Storage Company You Plan to Use.
While most companies operate reputable businesses, there unfortunately are some that do not perform such honest business practices. You can ask a representative of the company questions such as who has access to the storage units or how often do thefts occur within their storage units.
Understand the Rules.
Make sure that you understand all of the rules and regulations that are imposed on the storage units you will be using. Different storage companies have different rules and regulations. Not understanding what your responsibilities are can result in hefty penalties and ultimately the loss of your property.
Get a Good Lock.
Unfortunately, even the best company has break-ins occur on their premises. To prevent the likelihood of becoming a victim you should purchase a heavy duty lock that is resistant to damage. This can deter a would-be thief from attempting to gain access to your unit and your belongings. Instead, most thieves will tend to move on to another unit that is not as secured.