Storage tips

Shurgard wants you to have a great self-storage experience. Here are tips on how to handle every step of the storage process.

As true storage experts, we can help you with all your storage needs.

Be mindful about placement

Keep your frequently used items at the front of your storage unit. This will help you easily locate and grab them on your next visit.

Make a basic drawing that points out locations of different boxes, such as kitchen stuff, toys, books, clothes… then tack it to the wall of your storage unit.

Stack to the ceiling

Stack boxes to the ceiling to make the best use of your storage space. Place the heaviest boxes at the bottom of the stack. Store larger items vertically.

Create an aisle

Allow for a clear path down the centre of your self-storage unit. Place items along the walls, but be sure to leave an inch of space for proper air circulation.

Don’t forget to face box labels towards the aisle so you can easily read them and navigate your things.

Storage inside storage

You can save room in your storage unit by storing books and CDs inside the fridge. Just leave the fridge door wedged open for circulation.

Or use empty trash bins to store garden tools such as shovels and hoses.

Keep some basic tools at hand

Tools like screwdrivers, a hammer, pliers and a utility knife can be useful when you need to disassemble furniture to make them smaller for storage.

Also, a folding step stool will come in handy when accessing items stored above-head height.

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Storage size calculator

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Storage finder

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Moving checklist

Stress less, move better. Use our moving checklist for a smooth move.

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Packing tips

Everything you need to know on how to pack and protect your belongings.

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Storage tips

Tips on how to maximise your space by efficiently arranging your storage unit.

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Health & safety tips

Here's how to keep you safe during every step of the storage process.

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