Moving Tips

You'll be suprised by how much is involved in the moving process. Even with our experts on hand, getting ready for your move will always take longer than you think. With this in mind, we at Pad Lock Self Storage thought it might be a good idea to give everyone who reads this site some handy advice which, if followed, can help make the whole process go a lot smoother.

Tip 1:

Preparation and planning are essential components of a successful, cost-effective move. 

 

Tip 2:

The best way to save money is to do the packing yourself.

Tip 3:

Make sure you pack your belongings properly and label each box clearly. Pack your books and other heavy objects in small boxes so they're easier to handle. Squat, don't bend over, and use your legs to lift any heavy objects. Also, disassemble large furniture pieces so they'll fit easily through the door.

 

Tip 4:

These steps will cut down on the time it takes your movers to load and unload your belongings, and will help you save money on your move.

 

Tip 5: 

Please note that the units have concrete floors. Moisture can "wick" through concrete, so it is always best to protect valuable items with a moisture barrier or pallet.  Also, since wind driven snow and rain can sometimes enter near the doorway, it is a good idea to keep items back from the floor in the front of the unit.

 

Tip 6:   ...Very Important!

If you are moving, perhaps you are in need of help selling your current home or finding your new home. Pad Lock owner Tom Wiltse is one of the area's most respected real estate brokers. He and his associates at Up North Properties can help you with either buying or selling your home. Ask about self storage discounts for Up North Properties' clients!