Packing may sound like a simple exercise, however there are many ways in which packing can leave us stressed out and dismayed. Even when it’s for something good, the packing process is often dreaded. When moving some of your household or business items packing is more important than ever, as the less you pack the less you may have to pay. So if you want to make sure that you get a great business or domestic storage deal make sure you take note of the following handy pre-packing tips.
• Check Archive Laws
Sometimes firms continue to keep box after box of files until there is just no more room left in the office. Storage then becomes a necessity which you have to build into your yearly budget. However, some companies spend way too much money putting things into storage that they don’t need to keep. So before you get on with your packing it may be worth checking on the reporting regulations for your business. If you’ve got decades of historic files, you may find that you no longer need to keep them.
If you’re a business that has ended up stuck with a load of old stock or promotional items that they don’t really need then why waste money putting them into storage when you could generate some business instead. There aren’t many people out there who don’t like to get something for nothing so depending on what you’ve got you may be able to work out a competition or prize draw which could get people talking. This will leave you with less to pack and less to outlay on expensive storage costs.
If you are packing up stock or old furniture that you haven’t got room for in your office or shop then you should really take some time to think about whether you really need it. It does not make good business sense to pay to store something that you’re not sure you’ll ever use again. Instead, you could generate a bit of good publicity by donating the things to charity. This not only saves you from expensive storage costs, it also helps you to improve your business image as well.
• Sanity Check
If you’re putting things into storage because you’re running out of room in your home then it may be time to sit down and think about what you really need to keep. While it can be hard to get rid of things with sentimental value, sometimes it can help to have a bit of sanity check. The less you keep, the less you pack and the less you pay out for a storage unit.
• Flat Pack Furniture
Furniture can end up costing you a huge amount of money to store, especially if it is bulky or awkwardly shaped. That is why it is a great idea to dis-assemble your furniture before you store it so that you know it will take up as little room as possible. So if you have sofas, tables, dressers or chairs that can be taken apart, make sure you do so before you choose your storage space. It can be surprising just how much room this can save you.
With these little pre-packing tips you are sure to save yourself some much needed money, giving you a bigger budget to upgrade your business or home.
Ella Andrews is blogger and freelance writer, who is very passionate about home relocation and self storage projects. She’s been writing about similar topics for a long time, but is also constantly searching for new sources of inspiration. Other themes she is very fond of are also: Interior design, home decor and organizing.