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Retiring? Downsize with Self Storage Units!

Sep 11. 2015

Are you retiring? Perhaps your children have left home and you’ve now left you lifelong career to begin to enjoy retirement. You may wish to downsize your large family home, or you may simple wish to release equity in your home to enjoy in your retirement and enjoy a lower cost of living and maintenance.

Although you may wish to downsize, you may not want to part with your lifelong possessions, luckily there is an answer: self storage. By using secure self storage units you can be safe in the knowledge your goods are safe and in a dry and clean location whilst freeing up space for you in your new home.

Here at Burke Bros Self Storage we know the importance of good self storage to help keep our customers minds at ease. That’s why we have come up with some kips to help you downsize your items ready for self storage.

1) Sort your stuff – start by going through any belongings in old rooms or household storage spaces. Packing up belongings for a move allows you to sort through the majority of your belongings. Decide what you’ll keep in your new residence, what you’ll toss out, or what you may wish to hand down to relatives. This will leave with you with what you want to put in to self storage.

2) Find a self storage facility near to your new residence. Research self storage facilities nearby to your new home. Finding one close by means you have easy access to your stored belongings. If there are several self storage facilities available also check their other services such as size, cost, security measures and cleanliness and dry facilities to protect your items.

3) Organization is key so when packing for your storage unit try and maintain an organization system. Sort boxes by room or by item/function, and make sure to label the contents of each box. This way, when you need to come looking for an item it’s easier to find. Also, pack your unit from back to front, with lesser used items in the back of the unit. Bulky items, like furniture, should also be stored along the back and sides.

4) Keep an inventory or master list. Although most storage units will expect an inventory of the items in your storage units for insurance purposes, you should also keep a personal copy. Record the contents of your storage unit on a master list or draw a diagram to hang in your unit. This diagram would indicate where to find certain items. Keep another copy of this list and diagram in your home, so you know what items are in your unit and what items might still be in your home.

If you require Self Storage in Wolverhampton or surrounding areas, please contact us on 01902 714555 or email sales@burkebros.co.uk.

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