Pre-Move Checklist: Purge, Pack & Self-Storage in Fall River

If you know that you will be moving in the future, such as three, six or even twelve months down the road, it can be helpful to start preparing for that move ahead of time. Pre-moving gives you the opportunity to reduce household clutter and facilitate better home and garage organization, so you will be able to have a much smoother move when you are ready. Self-storage units can be used to keep things that you know you won’t be using between now and the relocation. You can get storage for rent in Fall River, or even reserve a Penske rental truck for your move and storage needs, by calling Affordable Storage.

Purging the Things You Don’t Need
One way to reduce a number of things that you need to pack, store and transport to the new location is to purge the things that you don’t want or use anymore. These things can be broken, worn out, out-of-style or simply just no longer needed. Clothes that don’t fit, boots that scream the 80s (but not in a good way), toys that your kids don’t play with anymore, and furniture that doesn’t make sense with your current decor – these are all things that can be gotten rid of to help reduce household clutter. Things that aren’t broken can be sold to save cash for your impending move or donated to a local charity.

Some of the areas of your home that might contain purge-able items include:

  • closets
  • attics
  • basements
  • crawl spaces
  • sheds
  • garages
  • self-storage units
  • rarely used cupboards and shelving

Unfortunately, with many of these things, out of sight means out of mind. If you haven’t seen, touched, looked for or used an item in several months or a couple of years, chances are good that you probably don’t need it anymore. Of course, that doesn’t include collectible items, family heirlooms, and other keepsakes. Those can be safely stored at Affordable Storage for rent in Fall River until you are ready to move. Not only will it help with home and garage organization, but using self-storage units can also help to safeguard your things.

Packing the Things You Want to Store
You can start packing up the things that you don’t use every day, such as artwork, family photos, collectible items, old clothing, seasonal decorations, seasonal tools and equipment, and even seasonal gear, such as winter coats or summer gardening tools. Don’t put away anything that you might want to use between now and your move, but you can feel free to store your winter holiday decorations in February if you will be moving in the summer or fall. The same holds true with seasonal clothing, footwear, outerwear, and gear. If you won’t be using it before the move, go ahead and pack it up to put into your storage for rent in Fall River.

Other items that can be packed and stored to reduce household clutter include files and records that aren’t current, decorative items, wall art, off-season equipment like fans or window air-conditioners, and bicycles or sporting equipment. Extra linens, blankets, and household supplies can also be stored. Make sure to check the rules at the self-storage units when you rent space or reserve a Penske rental truck to find out what can be stored and transported safely. The rules are there to protect your belongings, as well as the belongings of the other renters within the building.

Choosing a Storage Unit
When you visit Affordable Storage in Fall River, you will notice that there are a variety of self-storage units in different sizes. Choose the size that best suits your needs. You might only have one room of furniture and storage items that you want to safeguard today, but you may also have plans on adding more storage items to the unit between now and the move. Try to estimate how much space you will need overall at the storage for rent in Fall River. Think about all the ways you want to reduce household clutter and provide proper attic or garage organization to determine the amount of space you will need.

Call Affordable Storage by dialing 508-675-1177 and speak with our on-site manager. We offer 24-hour security surveillance, 24-7-365 access to your unit, keypad entry, and automatic gated entrances at our clean and well-maintained facility. We also have space for RV, boat, motorcycle, and vehicle storage, plus there are group and club discounts available. Call today for a FREE quote on our self-storage units and browse our blog for more tips on household and garage organization.