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While making use of self storage N1 can be a real help in some moving situations, it can also quickly become an expensive and unnecessary cost if you are not getting the most out of your storage space. Here are the four most common mistakes that should be avoided when hiring a storage facility in the N1 area.

Wasting space

Storage space is usually available in a range of sizes, so make sure you are choosing the right amount of space for what you have. If you only have a small amount of items that are not too large, then you will be wasting money if you hire above your needs. It’s always a good idea to ask yourself whether you really need to store certain items, or whether it would be better to sell them instead, especially if they are going to remain in storage indefinitely because you don’t have space at home.

Failing to research

Don’t just hire the first storage space you come across. There are lots of companies out there, some of which may fit your needs better, so you can save yourself time, money and potential hassle by researching companies in the N1 are first before contacting them. Also, remember to check how far a storage facility is from your home. Renting storage N1 that is very far away will only be problematic in the future. You might also want to check the location out yourself, and make sure that you feel safe when loading or unloading items there. This is especially relevant if you plan to store valuables or have to load your container late in the evening.

Trying to store prohibited items

Most storage companies will not allow you to store any perishable goods, and there other items such as stolen or illegal items that are obviously not allowed either. What is and is not allowed may vary a little from company to company, so make sure you are completely clear what you are allowed to place in a container before hiring, as this can leave you with an inconvenient and expensive consequence if you have items that are prohibited.

Not packing your goods properly

While most companies will offer insurance for your items while in their care should they be stolen or damaged in a fire, anything that breaks because of bad packing will be your responsibility. Make sure you pack everything carefully, using scrap paper or bubble-wrap to line the contents and protect them from shock. Depending on how long you plan on storing your items, and whether they have any special maintenance requirements will determine what kind of packing they require. For things like furniture, it can be a good idea to make sure they are wrapped in plastic and covered in an old sheet or drape, to ensure they don’t get damp or get too dusty.

As long as you avoid these four main mistakes, you should be able to make sure you get a good value for money storage service, and are getting the most out of your space while ensuring that all your items are securely packed and not vulnerable to wear and tear while inside the container. Finally, when choosing your potential N1 storage facility, don’t forget to shop around for deals, and get a couple of quotes to compare prices before you commit to anything.