• 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)

4 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. Chris Pederson
    Chris Pederson says:

    I didn’t think about making sure your belongings are covered while they are in storage. I just kind of assumed they would be. I’ll take your advice and make sure they are covered before I get a unit.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.


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