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.

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.

Our self storage tools and tips

Storage size calculator

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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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Housekeeping tips

Get the most out of your storage experience with our housekeeping tips.

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How to lock your storage unit

Easily secure your storage unit in four simple steps.

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Moving out process

All you need to know about moving out of your storage unit.

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Why store your belongings at Shurgard?

Here are some reasons why Shurgard is great when it comes to storing your belongings.

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Variety of unit sizes

We have a range of storage sizes – so if you don’t have many things, you won’t end up paying for space you’re not using.

Safe and secure

Our premises are secured with surveillance cameras, perimeter fencing, alarms, individual access codes. You can access your unit with your own lock and key.

Convenient access

Only you can access your storage unit. We offer free and extended access hours, 7 days a week, so you’re free to store or pick up things whenever you need to.

No long-term commitment

Our self storage contracts are completely flexible. You just have to inform us 30 days before moving out.

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4.8/5 - 27630 reviews
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We needed a storage unit quickly. Surgard had exactly what we needed, at a price that worked and at a perfect location. From online reservation to picking up our key took 1 hour thanks to the amazing help of Angela!
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