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Keep Track of Stuff in Storage

Keep Track of Stuff in Storage

When you are considering putting your stuff into a storage unit it's a good idea to create an inventory of the items you are storing.  Whether it's your personal items or a family member's, once the items are placed into storage it's human nature to forget what exactly is stored.  When you do want to retrieve something quickly you will want to be able to find it easily.

WHY KEEP A STORAGE INVENTORY LIST

When you want to retrieve an item you will want to go to the correct box to retrieve it.  Knowing where everything is will eliminate the need to spend hours looking for an item.  Consider your self storage unit as an extension of your home inventory that you create for home or renter's insurance.  When describing your stuff include specifics such as the manufacturer, the price you paid and when you purchased them.  There are several excellent home inventory apps you can use to create lists and store your related pictures.  Some examples are:  Sortly (IOS, Android), Nest Egg (IOS) and My Stuff (IOS).  Here are other free or cheap inventory apps.

HOW TO KEEP THE LIST

An inventory list can be hand written, an excel spreadsheet or whatever works for you, as long as it's easy to understand. Title each sheet to match that of the related box.  Break the items into categories or by room and be as specific as possible.  As you are packing items into boxes start making your detailed lists of what is included in each box.

KEEP INVENTORY LIST SAFE

Make sure you keep your inventory lists safe and in a spot where they are easily accessible.   As you add or remove items from your storage unit don't forget to update your inventory lists.

STORAGE TIPS

Take advantage of the height of the storage unit and include temporary shelving.  It makes stacking boxes easier with less chance the pile will fall over spilling or damaging the contents.  Remember to have the description of the boxes facing out for easy access.

For self storage St Albert, Riel Park RV & Self Storage has storage units of various sizes to accomodate all your storage needs. 

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