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Peninsula Mini Storage: Self Storage Tips

If you’re looking for practical strategies to make your storage experience a breeze, then the Peninsula Mini Storage team in Delaware has got you covered! Not only can we provide affordable solutions but also valuable advice that will make any transition smooth and stress-free. Don’t hesitate – with our expertise, you’ll be sure of an enjoyable storage journey every time! Get started renting today with Peninsula Mini Storage in Delaware!

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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 the Delaware 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 commute. You are looking for convenience as much as you are looking for products and services.

Figuring out the best storage solution for your needs can be tricky. Be sure to consider all of your options prior to picking out your storage unit. Drive-up storage units, for instance, offer convenience when loading and unloading items from a vehicle, while indoor units provide climate control features to safeguard against weather-induced humidity or moisture damage. Before selecting an option, weigh all available options carefully to make an informed decision!

Visit Peninsula Mini Storage in Delaware to start getting your items organized today. Peninsula Mini Storage has two convenient storage facility locations – in Blades, DE and Dagsboro, DE – serving residents and businesses in southern Delaware area. 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 either of our Peninsula Mini Storage offices 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 possessions are safe and preserved, start packing containers with heavier items on the bottom. Add lighter items as you go to reduce any potential damage that could occur over time. Taking an extra step in your current packing process may seem like a hassle now but it will save you from future issues down the line. Investing just a bit of effort while organizing can bring forth tremendous rewards!

3. Clean & Cover

To ensure that your devices, gadgets, and appliances remain safe while in storage, you should purchase protective covers. This will help reduce the accumulation of dust when not in use. Prior to stowing away each item though, make sure it is extensively cleaned; this is a crucial step for avoiding any odors or damage upon unboxing them at some point down the road! Additionally don’t forget to disinfect all items before placing them into storage; by doing so you can guarantee their long-term safety!

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

Safeguard your most valued possessions with airtight containers! From antiques to clothing, electronics to documents – these boxes will protect them from pests and humidity while also maintaining their condition. Ensure that any precious item remains in perfect shape for many years by storing it in a storage box. Investing in an airtight container is the number one way of securing valuable items against damage and deterioration.

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Packing Tips for Your Storage Unit 

1. Create an Organized Layout

Make packing and organizing your items an easy task with these proven tips! Start by creating a wide aisle in the center of your space, allowing you to easily view everything. For even more convenience, gather similar products such as winter wear or kitchen tools together for easier access. To make it even simpler, keep frequently used pieces near the entrance – this way you can get to them quickly whenever necessary. Put all three strategies into action today and witness how effortless managing can be!

2. Utilize Your Entire Storage Space

Give your storage unit a makeover with the help of shelves! By investing in shelving, you are not only eliminating clutter but also maximizing every inch of space. What better time to get organized than now? Take action and install some shelves immediately – watch your storage unit transform right before you!

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. 

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Vehicle Storage Tips 

If you’re looking to save some extra space on your property, long-term storage of a vehicle may be an ideal solution. However, it’s important to remember that storing vehicles doesn’t end with dropping them off and leaving; there are certain steps necessary for proper maintenance in order for the car or truck to run efficiently when needed again down the road. Change its oil if keeping it stored long-term, top off the gas tank so no moisture can accumulate inside, add fuel stabilizer as well. Additionally, make sure its interior and exterior is clean before putting away — any dirt left behind will only worsen over time! Follow more of Edmund’s vehicle storage tips.

Find safe and secure vehicle parking for your personal vehicle or RV at either Peninsula Mini Storage location today! Call or email either of our storage facilities to learn more, or stop by in person and chat with our team of storage experts!

Peninsula Mini Storage in Delaware

Now that you have learned some helpful self storage tips, look to Peninsula Mini Storage in Delaware for all of your storage needs. Peninsula Delaware features two convenient storage facility locations – in Blades, DE, and Dagsboro, DE – and is your first choice for affordable storage units in the greater Delaware area. Choose from amenities that include convenient drive-up storage units, parking spaces for personal vehicles, RVs, and boats, temperature-controlled storage units and more! Call or email either of our storage facilities today, or stop by in person and chat with our team of storage experts at Peninsula Mini Storage in Delaware!

 

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