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28 May 2014

Tips to make packing easier and comfortable

You have finally decided to move, but there is a huge hurdle ahead of you and that’s packing your belongings. It is an extremely stressful task, and your long working hours don’t help either. You wish you could just delay the packing as much as possible, and then do the last minute rush-up, but is it going to help? No! On the contrary you will end up damaging many of your belongings. This could include crockery, glassware, etc. Moreover, you will mismanage everything. So what should you really do?

We are here to help. Follow the tips given below, and you will certainly make your task of packing easier:

1) Room by room:  Take it easy and relax. Everyone has a lot of belongings and there is no reason to stress out. Take one room at a time and pack your stuff. Don’t create a clutter by trying to pack everything at once. If you go room by room, packing will be a lot easier and you’ll know what you need to carry with you and what you don’t. Besides, you can always sell off what you don’t need.

2) Labeling: Label all your boxes and write about its contents very clearly. You could also write to which room the contents belong to and about the items that the box contains. You can use different colours for different rooms to make each of them stand out and easy for a better understanding and clarity.

3) Carry things important to you by yourself: Make sure you don’t pack things like important papers, legal documents, important hereditary items, etc. These items should be carried personally.

4) Dangerous items: Avoid packing dangerous items like gas stove, electrical equipment, etc. on your own.

Let the professionals handle and pack them as they have an experience of packing and transporting such items. The results can be hazardous if you do not how to go about.

These are some of the packing tips that you must follow. Ideally, you can take help of professional packers & movers right from the beginning, if you are clueless about packing stuff on your own. Remember, the more organized and systematic you will be in packing the easier it will be for you to unpack.
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20 May 2014

Six things to look for in Storage Units and Facilities

Storage units hold an important place in our daily lives. They are of high importance for people, businessmen and retailers alike.  Everyone needs to store something or the other.  Right from personal storage units to commercial storage units to warehouses, these provide the right ambiance for people with storage needs.

So what are the facilities that storage units offer? What should one look for while hunting for a storage unit? Let’s find out.

1) Security: Perhaps, the most important facility for any storage unit, security is of utmost importance.  All the units should ideally provide you with latest in security systems, CCTV surveillance, magnetic access cards, infra-red camera systems and even updated written customer logs. In short, security should be the first priority for any storage unit.

2) Safety / maintenance: Another important feature, the safety and maintenance of a unit should also be taken into account.  The floors and walls should be extremely clean and dry. There should be no cracks or breakage of any form which can allow rodents, insects, etc to enter and create havoc. They can end up damaging many of your belongings especially if there are any perishable items. A fire extinguisher and other equipment related to fire prevention should also be present in the units.

3) Air-conditioned facilities:  Air-conditioned facilities are climate controlled which help in keeping moisture out from the units which keeps documents and other things like perishable items, seasonal objects, etc. safe and fresh. Thus making it possible for round the year availability of them.

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4) Packaging materials and professionals:  Many units provide packaging materials like boxes, tape, bubble bags, etc. for packaging of materials and belongings. They also provide professional people who can pack and transport your belongings from your residence/office to the units without damaging them.

5) Value added services: Like packaging materials and professionals, value added services like trolleys, cranes, ladders, etc. are also provided for better access within the units for loading and unloading of belongings.

6) Third party insurance: Customer satisfaction and safety of goods is the prime concern and objective of these units.  Therefore third party insurance is of utmost importance. Many units provide a third party insurance coverage for goods.  This facility shows how much the unit manager is concerned for the welfare of his/her customers.

These are some of the facilities that a storage unit ideally provides. Make sure you check for them before moving in any of your belongings. Remember, you are going to invest your hard-earned money and store things that are valuable to you.  Make sure you don’t compromise on anything.  Happy storing!
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