Self-Storage Tips: The Biggest Self-storage Mistakes


Self-storage is ideal for a wide range of purposes, whether you’re moving home or decluttering or need a space to store your business stock securely. The process should be quick, easy and straightforward, especially when you choose our Instant Quote service at Incredible Bulk. However, there are some self-storage do’s and don’ts. Take a look at our self-storage tips and discover the biggest self-storage mistakes. 

Lack of Organisation

If you’re choosing to use self-storage units for business or personal reasons, then it’s important to get organised rather than putting all of your belongings into storage without much thought. Organising your self-storage unit properly can make finding your items much easier and will help make each trip to our Incredible Bulk storage facility quick and convenient. 

Not Keeping an Inventory

If you require a large self-storage unit or you’re planning on using self-storage for the long term then you may need to keep an inventory. It can be surprisingly easy to forget what items you have in your self-storage unit, so keeping a straightforward inventory can help you stay up to date with your belongings or business stock.

Failing to prepare your Stored Items

Our secure self-storage units are designed to keep your stored belongings safe and protected. However, it’s also essential that you prepare your belongings, especially fragile items. For example, you may cause damage if you stack boxes of fragile items on top of each other and keeping your clothes in plastic bags can cause mould or mildew. Take a look at our self-storage tips and discover how to prepare your belongings for storage. 

Choosing the Correct Storage Unit Size

It’s also important to choose the right-sized self-storage unit to avoid struggling for space or overpaying for a storage unit. At Incredible Bulk self-storage facility in Bradford, we offer a range of storage units from 10 sq ft (capable of storing 40 boxes) to 250 sq ft units (capable of storing 1000 boxes or the equivalent contents of a 6 bedroom home). 

Take a look at our storage unit size guide and do self-storage the right way with Incredible Bulk.  Book your Bradford self-storage unit today using our simple Get A Quote service, just select the type of storage you require and your reason, select your dates and duration and the size of storage unit you require. Or call our self-storage experts on 01274 975678 to discuss your self-storage needs. 

Find Incredible Bulk Self Storage at Unit 9A, Whetley Mills, Thornton Road, Bradford, BD8 8LQ.

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