• Storage-Tips-Suggestions-photoPack heavier, bulky items in small boxes for easier lifting & moving. Label the box on the top & sides for easy content identification.
  • Store clothing on hangers in wardrobe boxes so they will remain clean & wrinkle free. These are sold right here at Budget Self Storage in Belton.
  • To protect furniture & dressers, try wrapping them with shrink wrap. We sell a lot of this product because it’s so convenient & easy to use. Don’t forget to leave the dressers full of clothes for added extra storage space.
  • Protect mattresses from dirt & damage by using mattress covers which are sold here.
  • Use quality packing boxes & properly tape them up so you don’t have crushed boxes. Pack your moving boxes full & use packing paper to fill in any gaps. This helps to keep contents stable & reduces the chances of collapse.
  • Use Damp Rid in your storage shed to trap moisture on those hot & humid days.
  • Make a small aisle down the middle of your storage space so you can have access to the contents in the back of the unit. Have the labels of the boxes facing this aisle. If storing for more than a few months, consider making an inventory list of items being stored. It’s all too easy to forget what is being stored in that unit after three plus months have gone by.
  • Be sure to give us your email address and take advantage of our free online account management tools at emove.com. You will be able to pay your bill, set up rent reminders, make an inventory list of your items being stored, Instant Message the facility manager, & print receipts. It’s super convenient & totally FREE.
  • Storage shelving can be purchased inexpensively & will help you to gain that extra space you need if that unit is filling up faster than you imagined.
  • Wrap mirrors & picture frames with moving pads & store them in adjustable mirror boxes sold here. Stack them on end & store them where they won’t fall over or get broken.
  • Thoroughly clean the refrigerator & freezer before you store & keep the doors slightly ajar. Use a box of baking soda to keep it smelling fresh.
  • Remember to use the insides of Ovens, Refrigerators, Washers & Dryers for even more extra storage space.
  • Maximize your storage space by placing heavier boxes & items on the bottom & stacking lighter boxes on top. Check for stability. If safe to do so, utilize the ceiling height & stack to the top of the storage locker.
  • Check with your insurance agent to see if the belongings are covered while in self storage from tornados, fire, lightning, etc. If not, be sure to purchase the contents insurance that is offered to all new & existing storage tenants.
  • To be extra cautious, place valuable items in the very back of the storage unit & towards the bottom if possible.
  • Use a quality round disc lock on the storage shed. If it’s worth paying for storage, then it’s worth purchasing a good quality lock.

For questions, please contact Budget Self Storage today at 816-318-STOR(3867)

14 replies
  1. Kristofer Van Wagner
    Kristofer Van Wagner says:

    I find it interesting that this post recommended us to properly pack our items before having it stored in a storage unit as it will appear neater. The other day my wife mentioned that she would like to keep her artwork in a storage facility. I will ask her to have them properly packed prior.

  2. Emily Bennette
    Emily Bennette says:

    I have been considering getting a storage unit this fall. I liked that you pointed out that it would be smart to consider wrapping your furniture. That is good to know because I want to move next spring. So, I want to move some of my stuff into a storage unit this winter.

  3. Rebecca Gardner
    Rebecca Gardner says:

    I like your suggestion to put heavier boxes on the bottom to maximize how high we can stack our items. My brother and his wife will be moving to a smaller home this summer and are currently looking for a nearby self-storage facility for items they plan on giving to their kids. Using your suggestions should help them save time and energy when packing their storage unit soon!

  4. Kate Hansen
    Kate Hansen says:

    It was really helpful when you said to put clothes in wardrobe boxes. My husband and I want to store some of our winter clothes since it’s getting warmer outside. We’ll make sure to keep these tips in mind once we find a storage unit to rent.

  5. Kristofer Van Wagner
    Kristofer Van Wagner says:

    You made an excellent point it is important for us to label our boxes. In doing so, our boxes will not be mislabeled. Assuming I need to rent a self-storage unit, I will definitely keep your information in mind.

  6. Larry Weaver
    Larry Weaver says:

    Thanks for the info about storage. I have business equipment that I need to put into storage. I’ll look for a storage facility to use.

  7. Max Jones
    Max Jones says:

    Thanks for the tip to stack lighter boxes on top when putting stuff into storage. I have a lot of books that need to go into storage this summer for when I move. I’ll stack the books accordingly in a storage facility to ensure that the heavier books of boxes are on the bottom and the lighter boxes are on top.

  8. Tex Hooper
    Tex Hooper says:

    You make a great point about how shelving is essential to storage units. I need to get a storage unit for a bunch of clothes that I am not using. I’ll have to consider getting a unit that is climate-controlled.

  9. Isabella Pankhurst
    Isabella Pankhurst says:

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  11. Jane Guff
    Jane Guff says:

    My husband and I are going to be moving into a rental for a couple months while we wait for our new home to finish being built. Since we have to move twice within a couple months, we want to put a lot of our stuff in a storage unit. I like your tip to make a small aisle down the middle of our unit so we have content to the items in the back. We’ll inevitably put some things in the storage unit that we need while we’re in a our rental, so this is a great tip!

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  13. Mia Evans
    Mia Evans says:

    I like that you suggested making a small aisle in the middle of the self-storage unit to easily access the things we might need. I will follow your advice now that I need to rent one since I will move to a smaller flat this year. A lot of my things need to be stored away from the flat to prevent clutter and overcrowding on my part.

  14. John Carston
    John Carston says:

    I like that you said that your boxes should be taped properly to prevent them from getting damaged. A couple of days ago, my cousin told me that he was looking for a self-storage that he will use as a storage for his clothing business products, and he asked if I had any idea what would be the best option for him. I wanted to thank you for your explanation about the importance of consulting a self-storage service, and I’ll be sure to tell him that it will be much better if he consults one.

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