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TNC Self Storage: Self Storage Tips

Looking for self storage and a few tips to get you started on the right foot? TNC Self Storage is your destination for self storage expertise in the Souderton, PA community, and we’ve compiled a list of our top packing and storage tips to help you make the most of the space you are renting. Start your self storage journey with TNC Self Storage today!

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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 Souderton, PA area. So how do you choose a storage facility—and more specifically storage units—to house your belongings? Start by searching for self storage storage close to your home, work, business, or regular commutes. You are looking for convenience as much as you are looking for product and service.  

Another important point to consider is your individual storage needs. While different storage solutions come with a range of advantages, some may be better suited for you than others. To reduce the effort required to load your container, drive-up units make loading much easier as you can unpack directly from your car into the unit itself. On the flip side, indoor storage options provide temperature control – an added layer of protection against humidity and other environmental factors that could potentially damage items stored there.

Visit TNC Self Storage in Souderton, PA today to start getting your items organized. Located in Montgomery County, and north of Philadelphia, this storage facility serves businesses and residents in Haleysville, Hatfield, Kulpsville, West Point, North Wales, and Lansdale, PA. Use our online 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 get the best outcome when packing your items into storage, you need to take care of them as you are packing them away. Fragile items will require additional padding to keep them secure throughout moves. You can stock up on packing supplies, like boxes and bubble wrap, at our office location. 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

When packing your boxes and storage containers, use this advice to avoid breakage: start with the heaviest and largest items as a base layer, then add lighter ones on top. This will ensure that the weight of the objects in and around them won’t cause any damage to your boxes.

3. Clean & Cover

Returning your items in top-notch condition after a while away in storage requires some effort. Appliances, equipment and electronics should be covered prior to being placed into storage to ward off dirt accumulation. To ensure you are not returning dust or germs with them, make sure they are cleaned properly before covering the pieces; otherwise any water left behind may cause odors or even damage down the line.

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

To effectively protect your belongings, consider packing them in airtight containers. Doing so can prevent bugs and moisture damage from the get-go. Items such as antiques, clothing, electronics, and documents are particularly susceptible to these threats – sealing them up with an airtight container is a must!

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Packing Tips for Your Storage Unit 

1. Create an Organized Layout

Simplify your life with self-storage and stay organized. The best way to begin is by taking a systematic approach when packing the storage unit. Allocate space in the middle of the container for an aisle so you can effortlessly get access to boxes placed at all corners as you store them away. Then, put similar items together such as shed or kitchen equipment to make it easier for later finding. Moreover, if time-saving appeals to you, then keep frequently accessed belongings near the entrance door for easy retrieval whenever needed!

2. Utilize Your Entire Storage Space

Maximize your storage rental money by making the most of the space. If you are storing numerous items, think about adding shelving to help with organization and keep things off the floor thus freeing up additional room in your unit for stacking even higher!

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 

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Vehicle Storage Tips 

Long-term storage of a vehicle might save you a lot of room on your property, but it isn’t as simple as dropping it off and leaving it. Any size vehicle requires additional attention to ensure that it runs properly when you need it again. If you’re keeping the car for a long period of time, have the oil changed, top up the gas tank with octane booster to avoid moisture accumulation, and add an anti-freeze additive. Then, clean it inside and out—any dirt there will only accumulate over time. Follow more of Edmund’s vehicle storage tips.

Find safe and secure parking for your RV, boat, or personal vehicle at TNC Self Storage in Souderton, PA today! Call or email our storage facility to learn more!

TNC Self Storage in Souderton PA

And now that you’re ready to rent storage this year, look to TNC Self Storage in Souderton, PA for all of your needs. Store your belongings with complete peace of mind this year at TNC Self Storage in Souderton, PA! We have a wide range of amenities to choose from – including indoor and temperature-controlled storage units, parking spaces for personal vehicles and more. Plus, our state-of-the art security system includes 24 hour surveillance cameras as well as secure keypad access that is housed within a fenced perimeter. Get in touch today by calling or emailing us directly, or visit the facility yourself to chat with our knowledgeable team of self storage experts!

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