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Self Storage Tips

Looking for self storage and a few tips to get you started on the right foot? Bethel Self Storage Park is your first choice for affordable storage units in Bethel, NY. And to help you get started with your storage journey, we’ve compiled a list of helpful packing and self storage tips to help you make the most of your rental space. Read through our guide below, and feel confident in your decision to find secure protection for your belongings!

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Self Storage Tips for Finding Space & Packing


self storage tips - choosing your storage facility and unitDo Your Research: Find the Storage Unit & Facility to Best Serve Your Needs

Since you have many self storage options in the Bethel area, how do you choose a storage facility—and more specifically storage units—to house your belongings? Start by searching for self storage storage close to your home, work, business, or regular commutes. You are looking for convenience as much as you are looking for product and service. 

Another consideration is your unique storage requirements. Different storage units have various benefits, and some may be more suitable for your needs than others. Drive-up storage units make it much easier to load and unload since you can unload directly from your car into your storage unit. Indoor storage units, on the other hand, allow temperature regulation, adding an extra layer of protection for fragile goods exposed to changing humidity and weather conditions. 

Visit Bethel Self Storage Park on NY-17B to start getting your items organized today. Look through our different storage features, and use our storage calculator to figure out what size storage unit you should rent to best hold your load.   


self storage tips - packing tips for boxesExpert Packing Tips for Your Boxes

1. Prep Ahead of Time Before You Begin Packing

When fill up boxes and bins and getting your possessions ready for storage, consider the extra attention your items might need. To keep fragile pieces safe as you move boxes around, use bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or similar padding. You can find all of your packing supplies at the Bethel Self Storage Park office.

And while you are there, talk with our storage experts to clear up any additional questions you may have before you start renting storage. You can also check our self storage FAQ to see if you can find an even quicker answer to your question. It is important to understand the rules and expectations before renting storage. 

2. Remember: Pack Heavy Items on the Bottom, Light Items on Top 

Use this same key piece of advice when putting your boxes and storage unit away. Begin with heavy, big objects as a base and add lighter ones on top. This will ensure that your boxes do not break under the strain inside and around them. 

3. Clean off Dirt & Cover for a Lengthy Storage Stay

Before putting your things in storage, clean and preserve them to ensure that they are returned to you in good condition after a long absence. To avoid dust and dirt accumulation, items such as appliances, equipment, and electronics should be covered with a protective cover. Before covering them, clean away germs and dry up water that could develop damage or odors over time.  

4. Pack with Air-Tight Bins & Bags

Another way to ward off damage is to pack with air-tight containers. Deter bugs and moisture-related damage from the very beginning. Some items that would especially benefit from being packed in airtight containers include antiques, clothing, electronics, and documents.   


self storage tips - packing storage unitOrganized Packing Tips for Your Storage Unit

1. Draft a Layout for Your Storage Unit Before Moving Your Items 

The goal of self storage is to make your life easier by assisting you in keeping organized. The easiest approach to do so is to go about your packing methodically. Leave a clear aisle down the middle of the storage space for easy access to boxes in all corners as you put boxes in your rental. Keep similar items together, such as seasonal clothing or kitchen equipment, so you can more easily find specific items in the future. If you intend on visiting your storage unit on a regular basis, keep your most-needed items close to the entrance for quicker retrieval. 

2. Utilize Your Entire Storage Space 

You are paying for your storage rental, so make the most of the space. If you are storing a lot of items, you may want to consider using shelving for organization and to stack higher in the space. Remember—be wary of the weights of your boxes as you are stacking. 

3. Don’t Store Perishables 

So what can’t you store? Perishables like food will go bad quickly, and when they do, they will begin to attract pests. It is best to avoid this altogether by storing these items in your everyday storage space in your home or business. You also cannot store dangerous, flammable items or money. Check out a more complete list from Move.org 


self storage tips - vehicle storage Vehicle Storage Tips

Long-term storage of a vehicle can save you a lot of space on your property, but it is not as simple as dropping it off and leaving it. Vehicles of all sizes require additional care to give it a better chance of running as smoothly as possible when you need it again. Get its oil changed if you are storing long-term, top off the gas tank to prevent moisture build-up, and add a fuel stabilizer. Then, clean it inside and out—any dirt there will only accumulate over time. Follow more of Edmund’s vehicle storage tips.   

When you need vehicle storage, Bethel Self Storage Park has you covered with available outdoor parking space at our storage facility on NY-17B. Reserve your space online today.  


Bethel Self Storage Park: Your #1 Choice for Secure Storage in Bethel, NY

And now that you’re ready to rent storage, look to Bethel Self Storage Park for all of your needs. We offer premier amenities that include indoor storage units, drive-up storage units, and outdoor parking for boats, RVs, and personal vehicles. Call or email our office today, or stop by in person and chat with the team of storage experts at Bethel Self Storage Park! 

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