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New to Self-Storage? Check Out Our Guide!

Admin | January 18, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

If you feel like you’ve got a bit less space in your home each year, don’t worry. Your home isn’t getting smaller, you probably just have more things, leading to more clutter and subsequently leading to less space at home.

If you need a bit of extra space in your home, Iron Guard Storage has self-storage in Montgomery, AL, to help make that extra room. If you’re new to self-storage, here are a few handy tips for deciding which storage unit is right for you.


First, Determine Size and Location

The first thing you need to do to start your self-storage journey is to figure out what size storage you’ll need. Decide if you’re going to be using your unit short or long-term, and what you plan on placing in it. If it’s something you plan on keeping for a while, consider renting slightly larger storage units than what you need right now, as we all tend to accumulate more and more things over time. You can find handy storage space estimator tools like this one online to help figure out the space you need.

Also, consider the location. You’ll want storage that is close to your home or work, along your normal route so dropping by your self-storage isn’t a hassle. Iron Guard Storage has storage in Montgomery, AL, conveniently located on Troy Highway near Walmart.

Second, Pack and Organize Smart


Moving can be stressful and frustrating, so it may be tempting to just throw your items into boxes or hastily pack your self-storage unit. However, organizing and packing smart will save you lots of time and frustration in the future.

Organize your storage in a way that makes sense to you. Have items you’ll be using frequently? Pack those near the front for easy access. Have fragile items? Wrap them in old sheets or towels and place them where there won’t be lots of food traffic. Label your boxes clearly and with labels that won’t crack, fade, or peel so you will always know where your items are.

And, if you’re in a rush, Iron Guard Storage in Montgomery, AL, has onsite boxes and supplies, giving you one less thing to worry about during your move.

Last, Find the Amenities You Need

Self-storage can have a surprising amount of options. Be sure the self-storage you choose has options to keep your items secure, like video monitoring and gated entry.

If you’ll be storing heavy items, consider storage that has drive-up access to make loading and unloading easy. Always get insurance for your items.

Need a place to store a car, RV, or boat? Iron Guard self-storage in Montgomery, AL, can do that.

Ready to make that extra space in your home and get started with your storage? Click or call Iron Guard Storage in Montgomery, AL, to see how affordable it can be!

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