SpaceMax Storage Blog

Packing Tips for Climate Controlled Storage

Posted by Wilson Covington on Wed, Jun 06, 2012

Here's our list of things you should consider as you're packing up your house to move, boxing up your apartment for the summer, or even de-cluttering your house to get it ready to sell.

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Tags: climate controlled storage, efficient self storage use, Storage Tips

Packing and Storing Fragile Items: Atlanta Self-Storage

Posted by Wilson Covington on Tue, May 22, 2012

If it’s worth packing, it’s worth protecting. And if it’s not worth protecting, it might not be worth keeping. (Give or throw it away?) But if you’re packing something, you care about it. So why not pack it right, in a way that preserves it just the way it is.

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Tags: climate controlled storage Atlanta, Atlanta Self-Storage, Storage Tips, efficient self storage, fragile items

What to do when moving?

Posted by Wilson Covington on Sun, May 06, 2012

Moving. Buying a new house. Going off to college. Renting a new apartment. Living in a new city. It can be really, really fun.

But the actual “moving” part? Oh, that’s no fun at all. In a very real sense, when you move, you pack up all the things from your old life, including a bunch of stuff you forgot you even had, and lug it along to your new life. And there are so many things to do. Things that if forgotten, tend to ruin your day (or week).

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Tags: storage space, storage space Atlanta, What to do when moving, Moving Company, efficient self storage use, Storage Tips

10 Easy Steps To Renting Self Storage

Posted by Wilson Covington on Thu, Feb 16, 2012

You have decided you need storage, you have picked the self storage facility you’re using, and you have even determined the size storage space you need.   Now what?  This question can be daunting for some customers especially if they have never used storage before.  The process of renting a storage space is in fact very simple and takes on average no more than half an hour.

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Tags: storage space, secure storage Atlanta, Storage Tips, efficient self storage

Storage Tips: Get the most out of your self storage experience

Posted by Wilson Covington on Mon, Dec 05, 2011

Packing and boxing things up for moving into a self storage unit can get messy. We want to help make it easy on you. So we’ve polled our employees and put together out best storage tips and ideas.
  • It may seem obvious, but always use sturdy boxes. You can put more in each box as well as stacking them higher in your storage unit, saving you valuable space.
  • Placing Styrofoam plates between your dishes is a great way to protect them as you move, plus they can be reused later.
  • Be careful about what you choose to store. Scented candles, household cleaning chemicals, lawn fertilizers and the like can all leave odors in your items that you may not appreciate.
  • When possible, avoid using plastic bags to store items. Not only will they prevent you from stacking, bags they can also trap moisture.
  • Many people are unaware that boxes for clothing, called "wardrobe boxes" are sold at most packing supply stores. If you plan to store clothing for a long period of time, these boxes can prevent hard to remove creases and pricey dry cleaning bills.
  • When storing artwork, consider wrapping it in acid free paper found at most art supply stores.
  • Always store glass table tops, artwork and mirrors vertically rather than flat. 
  • If you live in an arid climate, consider conditioning leather items such as couches and clothing. This can help protect them when they are not in use. 
  • If you are storing bicycles, motorcycles or other machinery be sure to lubricate any areas that might be prone to rust.
  • Don't forget to label your boxes! Check out our free labels, click here.
  • And most importantly, take a few moments to plan how you want to organize your unit. Place items to may need access to towards the front and leave enough room for you to walk into your unit.

Anyone else have other great Storage Tips? Please leave a comment below!

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Tags: self storage, self storage Atlanta, Storage Tips, self storage tips

Tips for Efficient Self Storage Use

Posted by Wilson Covington on Fri, Aug 05, 2011

In order to efficiently organize your self storage unit, you first need to determine its intended function. Consider whether you will need to access your storage unit frequently or if you are putting things into “deep storage” and will not need them until they are removed. You might even have a mixture of the two needs.

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Tags: deep storage, types of self storage, types of storage, efficient self storage use, Storage Tips, self storage tips, efficient storage use, deep storage tips