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April 20, 2023

How a Self Storage Unit Can Help Manage the Demands of Your Growing Family

Congratulations! Your family is growing. With your new baby girl or boy on the way soon, you need to find space, and quickly! In spite of trying desperately to find a new and larger place to accommodate your growing family, you have not managed to do so yet. So what do you do to make room fast, for your new arrival?

Perhaps placing some of the more unnecessary items in a self-storage unit might be in order.

With the garage filled to capacity, all the old furniture, coats that are not currently in use, as well as the out of season and sentimental items that take up space that could be used to accommodate your new bundle of joy, storing your items in a self-storage unit would be a welcome solution to the dilemma you are facing with regards to space.

But rather than just pack up your items and head out to your nearest storage facility, here are a few steps to consider when planning to move your items into a storage unit.

  1. Take Full Stock of What Needs to be Stored Away: In order to efficiently plan for when the baby comes, it is important to identify what needs to be stored away and what needs to be on hand.

  2. Sort Items That You Are Storing By Category or By Size: Once you have sorted out the items for storage, it can be very helpful to store these items in boxes based on the type of item involved. If you do not have boxes on hand, storage facilities such as the various Montreal Mini Storage locations, will have boxes and other packing items on hand to make sure you can neatly and efficiently organize your storage efforts

  3. Determine How Much Storage Space You Actually Need: Once you have packed away your items, you need to figure out how big of a storage unit you need. With so many sizes to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming to decide what you need. A tool like a storage calculator available on our website can be very helpful under the circumstances.

  4. Figure Out How to Get to the Storage Facility: Rather than potentially taking multiple trips to and from the storage location, some storage companies offer moving services or have partnered with moving companies to help make things so much more convenient for you when it comes time to move.

While preparing for the arrival of a new member of your family can be both exciting and a little stressful, But with a little planning oriented around storing your belongings in a self-storage unit, the transition becomes just a bit smoother.