When moving day finally rolls around, many people get caught up in the excitement and forget to prepare for the movers. Whether you are moving your belongings into a new house or into a POUCH Self-Storage facility, you should have certain items on hand to make the move as painless as possible. Read on for three moving day essentials :
- As hard as you and your movers try to take care of your items, accidents are not entirely avoidable. If you can, buy quilted covers with heavy padding. These furniture covers protect your items from damage caused by, falling objects, dust, or any other causes of damage.
Extra Boxes and Tape
- Even if everything is already packed, you’ll still want to have extra boxes on hand. If a box rips or is too heavy for you to pick up, you can simply put the contents into another box. You can pick up extra boxes at any POUCH Self-Storage facility. You may want to pick up a variety of box sizes, and couple extra rolls of tape!
- You may want to purchase extra ropes to secure your items during transport. If your rope snaps or is too short, you can quickly replace it. You can purchase different types of rope from any POUCH Self Storage location (link).
Since 1979, the Specialists at Pouch Self Storage have been providing the residents of Orange County, Pasadena, Rancho Cucamonga, and Long Beach with effective and secure storage options . We back our service 100%, and provide you with a free move with our famous “MOVE YOU FREE” LINKprogram. Call us at (888) 258-9626 to learn more about how we can help make your move “as easy as it Should be”.
One of our tenants came in to unload her stuff. We noticed that she would hold the door of her truck with one hand and use the other hand to pull her things out. This was quite struggle for her. After seeing her do this twice, one of us went out and asked her why is she doing this? She said that while loading her stuff the door broke and she plans to get this fixed after she unloaded her stuff. So we loaned her our ladder. She was very thankful that we’re observant and always ready to help and made unloading for her as easy as it should be!
Storage units are a great way to free up space in your home or office, and allows you to set aside items used every once in a while. However, efficiency and safety are crucial when storing your belongings. You can follow these two strategies to ensure that your stored items will be secure and easy-to-find in the future:
Pack with Caution
- Styrofoam dish spacers, found at any POUCH Self Storage facility, are excellent to use when storing fragile items, but you can also use alternating layers of print paper and bubble wrap also located at any POUCH Self Storage facility. For an extra layer of protection, try placing small items in a desk or dresser drawer rather than a cardboard box. You can also fill the rest of the drawer space with clothes, hats, or even shoes.
- Clearly mark or label every box placed in storage, and consider arranging them in an easy-to-remember layout, such as expensive items in the corners, delicate items on top, and items you intend to access often in front. Consider making a list of where everything is and leave it in the storage unit for easy access.
At POUCH Self Storage, the safety and security of your stored items are very important to us. That’s why we protect every storage units with an individual alarm, and offer other moving services (add storing “Moving and Storage Services“. Making it as Easy as it Should Be” to help you safely transport and store your items. Visit our website or call (888) 258-9626 for more details.
It’s 6:55 p.m. on a Friday night & Tulsi is rushing to close up by 7:00 p.m. – A neighbor (& past customer) comes in and says “Oh please, I need propane & I need it now!” “No problem” says Tulsi – we all know what a bummer it is when you run out of propane half way thru your B-B-Q.
Last night another neighbor came in about 5:50 with the same emergency, and he had 2 tanks to fill. “No problem”, said Tulsi – looks like B-B-Q weather is finally here. Hooray!
I, Jeremy Ball missed my Aunt Lucille Ball when one of our tenants came in today. She is an actress and dropped by to get some items from her unit before going to her show. She said we’ll see more of her other faces. All of her costumes are in her unit. Who will she be next time? We’ll keep you posted on the next happening!
Packing can sometimes feel like an advanced game of Tetris. You want to maximize your available moving or storage space while also protecting the items being transferred. Beat the game with this instructional video on the best way to pack books.
Before you begin, you may want to gather your supplies. To use this method, you will need small or medium sized moving boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, craft paper, a marker and scissors.
The experienced and professional Pouch Self Storage team can help make your move more convenient and efficient. If you live in Orange County, we will pick up your items and deliver them to your Pouch self storage unit free of charge! For more information about our “ We Move You Free ” program, contact us today at (888) 258-9626.
Pouch Self Storage offers a clean, modern, and secure space for your personal and business storage needs. The Pouch Self-storage specialists, have been trained and tested to evaluate your storage needs, and provide outstanding customer service. Give us a call or visit one of our many Southern California Self Storage locations .
I was about to close the store for the night, when suddenly I saw a black Suburban pulled right up front our driveway. I thought it was one of our tenants who has the same SUV. However, he never comes in at this time and never parks like that. He always parked on the yellow line. So I went out immediately to see what he wants. To my surprise, the SUV had four people inside with headsets and a Lap Top. I looked closely and all of them were wearing bulletproof vests and had firearms. So I asked if I can help them (As if I can do any better). I also told them that they were blocking the driveway and should park at the designated parking area. The driver apologized but then added that this is the best spot for them and will only take a few minutes. I did not say anything, went inside, and started closing the entry doors and ready to call 911. Honestly, I was scared and thought; what if they held up our store? Then, the driver stepped out and explained that they were undercover agents and was tipped that a marked vehicle will be passing on our parking lot. He also said not to worry because they had the area surrounded and under control if anything happens. Well, fortunately nothing happened. On my way out I asked them, if everything was fine. The officer said, fine and asked if he can park at the corner parking space to observe for a little while. I replied yes he can. Then I thought to myself guess we had some security for the night!
In general, people tend to accumulate a great deal of personal belonging over the course of their life and, more often than not, run out of room for all that stuff. Fortunately, storage units can solve the headache of trying to figure out where to put all of your belongings. Here are a few common reasons to rent a storage unit:
Make Room for Guests
Do you have a long-term house guest coming into town? Are you expecting a new addition to your family? Spare bedrooms often become a catchall for our home’s clutter, including housing boxes, waylaid pieces of furniture, or other misplaced belongings. Whether you need to make room for a seasonal visitor or for a new permanent resident, additional storage can provide the solution. Clear out a spare bedroom quickly and efficiently by renting a storage unit.
Store a Collection
A storage unit is a great place keep a collection that does not otherwise fit in your home. Whether you have compiled a record-breaking comic book collection or have been charged with keeping the family china, self-storage allows you to securely store your belongings while still freeing up space in your home.
Sell Your Home
If you are selling your home, eliminating clutter is a key component of home staging. Ridding your home of excess belongings can help to make your space look roomier and more appealing to a prospective buyer. Move your nonessential items into a storage unit to help sell your house more quickly.
A storage unit can be a key component of an effective moving plan. Before you move, go through your belongings and determine what to keep and store and what to toss . Once you know what items you are working with, rent a storage unit to temporarily house your belongings while you wait for your home to be prepared.
Are you in need of additional storage? Having operated storage facilities since 1979, the experienced Pouch Self Storage team offers a full line of storage options . Contact us today at (888) 258-9626 to learn more about our self-storage solutions in Orange County.
It was 6:35 p.m. Thursday night when Tulsi got the call – woman in distress, she needs a storage unit now! – She is a travel nurse who just got the call to leave tonight for her next assignment. She had already called two other storage facilities in the area which were already closed. By 6:45 p.m. she was here, and by 6:58 p.m. the grateful customer was on her way to the airport.