Planning for Storage, Part 1

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At EZ Storage® in Philadelphia, we’re dedicated to helping every person who visits us find the perfect self-storage unit for their belongings. If you’ve been thinking about putting certain items into storage, then it’s important to make a cohesive plan so that you know what you’ll be storing, how you’ll get it to your unit, and how long it will be there. In this two-part series, we’ll help you create that plan and see it through to perfection.

Go Through Each Room

The best place to start on your plan is to go through each room of your house and see what could be stored. Do you have random boxes in your guest room closet or hallway linen closet that could be stored elsewhere? Do you have old appliances in the kitchen that you want to swap out for new ones? When walking through your house, write down those items that you want to store, and list them in order of priority. That way, when it comes time to load things into your car or truck, you’ll know what’s going and what’s staying!


Make a List

Lists are very important when it comes to self-storage. Writing down each item is essential, as is making a list for what’s in each box. If you have several boxes that you’re taking to your storage unit, then make sure you write down the contents of each one. This will help you find specific items the next time you’re in your unit, looking for something. You’ll also want to label each box with the room it came from, along with a short list of what’s inside, such “utensils,” “desk supplies,” etc.

Figure Out Transportation

dreamstime_xxl_25856332If you have larger items, such as furniture or appliances, that you want to store, then you may need to figure out an alternative mode of transportation. You can’t fit a couch into your four-door sedan, and your friend with a pickup may not be around on the day you want to move things into storage. At EZ Storage®, we offer a free* local move-in truck that makes it easy to load your larger items and bring them to our location. Using our truck can also help you move everything in one trip, rather than making two or three trips to get all of your boxes and tubs.

When you’re looking for self-storage in Philadelphia, there’s no better choice than EZ Storage®. We have locations all across the greater metro area, and each one can provide you with a unit that meets your needs and fits your budget. All of our spaces are available on a month-to-month basis, so you can rent for the time that you need.

Be sure to check back next week for Part 2 of our series on planning for storage. If you have questions in the meantime, then please feel free to visit or contact one of our local facilities. The staff members and resident managers will be more than happy to help you.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

*At participating locations. Some restrictions apply.