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Self Storage Tips

All Pro Storage in Ohio: Self Storage Tips

Looking for some self storage tips to get you started on the right foot? All Pro Storage in Ohio is your first choice for affordable storage units in Canton, OH, 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 All Pro Storage today!

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Self Storage Tips for Finding Space & Packing

Storage Tips

Choose Your Storage Unit 

You have many self storage options in the Canton, OH area. So how do you choose a storage facility—and more specifically storage units—to house your belongings? Start by searching for self 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.  

Different storage solutions offer various benefits and drawbacks that you’ll need to consider in light of your specific needs. For example, drive-up storage containers make it much easier to load items from your car. However, indoor storage units provide temperature control to protect your belongings against weather conditions. Be sure to research and choose the correct storage unit type based off your own specific needs.

Visit All Pro Storage in Ohio in Canton, OH to start getting your items organized today. Conveniently located northwest of the downtown Canton area, this storage facility serves the Canton, Reedurban, Meyers Lake, and Waco areas of northern Ohio. Additionally, our storage facility is just south of Akron, Ohio. Read more about our storage facility’s specific features, and use our storage calculator to figure out what size storage unit you should rent.  

Packing and Moving

Packing Tips for Your Boxes 

1. Prep Before Packing

To ensure that your items stay protected while in storage, 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 our All Pro 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

Keep in mind the same tips throughout the process of packing and storing your boxes and storage container. As a starting point, build your foundation on heavier, larger items before adding lighter ones on top. This will prevent your containers from shattering under the strain of pressure within and around them.

3. Clean & Cover

To ensure that your products are in great shape when you return them, clean and preserve them ahead of time. Cover things like appliances, tools, and electronics before storing them for a long time to prevent dust and dirt from accumulating. Clean away germs and water droplets beforehand to minimize damage or bad smells over time.

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

Packing with air-tight containers is another method to prevent damage. Learn to deal with nuisances like bugs and moisture from the very beginning. Antiques, clothing, technology, and papers are examples of things that would benefit from being packed in airtight containers.

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Packing Tips for Your Storage Unit 

1. Create an Organized Layout

Storage is meant to make your life easier. The best approach to packing your storage unit is to take a step-by-step, methodical approach. Leave space down the center of your storage container so you can access items in all corners more easily. Then, as part of a plan to find similar goods faster later, store similar items together, such as seasonal clothing or kitchen equipment. For quick retrieval, keep your most essential items close to the entryway.

2. Utilize Your Entire Storage Space

Use all the space you’re paying for by stacking items high. Also, consider installing shelving units if your storage facility allows it.

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 Move.org. 

Car in Garage

Vehicle Storage Tips 

Long-term storage of a vehicle can save you a lot of space on your property, but it is not as simple as dropping it off and leaving it. Vehicles of all sizes require additional care to give it a better chance of running as smoothly as possible when you need it again. Get its oil changed if you are storing long-term, top off the gas tank to prevent moisture build-up, and add a fuel stabilizer. Then, clean it inside and out—any dirt there will only accumulate over time. Follow more of Edmund’s vehicle storage tips.  

 

All Pro Storage in Canton OH

Now that you have learned some helpful self storage tips, look to All Pro Storage in Canton, OH for all of your storage needs. All Pro Storage provides convenient storage solutions in Canton and Stark County. Our heated self storage containers keep your belongings safe during the coldest Ohio winters. All Pro Storage also offers drive-up storage units to make loading and unloading your goods a breeze, along with indoor storage spaces providing heated self storage. Interested in learning more? Call or email our storage facility today, or stop by in-person and chat with our team of storage experts at All Pro Storage in Canton, OH!

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