Tips for Moving Into Your New Self-Storage Unit

With every new year we promise ourselves to make improvements. As a trusted self-storage facility in Norfolk, we’ve been happy to help residents resolve to clear their homes of clutter by providing secure units for extra belongings. For some, it involves moving out large furniture while a spare bedroom is put to another use. If you are renting a unit for the first time, it’s important to ensure the safety of not only your belongings, but yourself.

Rent with Tidewater Drive Storage Center when the big day arrives, you can have access to our moving truck at no extra cost. Transferring mattresses, couches and other large items can be simple if you take the necessary precautions:

Don’t do it alone: Don’t be a hero! You might think you can handle the small dressers and shelving on your own, but the last thing you want to do is strain a muscle or roll an ankle, or worse. The more hands on deck the better, so don’t be afraid to recruit friends and family to the cause.

Be comfortable and prepared: Luckily, moving into storage isn’t a formal affair. Wear clothing you can move around in, and have on closed-toe shoes and work gloves. Depending on what you have to store, have the right equipment on hand to help. Lifting straps and dollies help take some of the strain off your body.

Lift with your knees: We’ve heard it from our parents and teachers for years – keep good posture. This counts for moving, too. As you pick up your end of the couch or bookself, make sure your back is straight and your elbows are close to your sides. Try not to pull your end as you move, as you might bring injury. Don’t rush, either. Move slowly and you’ll lower the risk of damage and hurt.

If you need further assistance with your Norfolk self-storage space, feel free to contact us.  We look forward to help you have a clutter-free 2019!