When selecting a secure self storage facility one of the things you should consider is accessibility. Whether you’re storing your goods on a short-term or long-term basis, you may still need to find something quickly. We know that at weekends you have more time to tick things off your to-do list. So we understand it’s essential that we don’t restrict access over Saturday and Sunday. For that reason, you’ll find our secure self storage units, based in Buckingham and Petersfield, are accessible seven days a week from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. We also provide unrivalled ease of access, allowing you to bring your car all the way to the doors of your container.
Of course, opening times aren’t the only thing that could hamper access to your belongings. But, as with everything in life, a little planning and organisation can help to make things easier. Follow our five tips below to ensure accessing your goods in secure self storage is a breeze.
Pick your packaging
Aim to select similar sized boxes when you’re packing your belongings for secure self storage.
Get serious about stacking
By using similar sized boxes, you’ll find it easier to stack your goods. Thankfully, you won’t be playing a life-sized game of Jenga and wondering when your tower is going to topple! It will also make it easier to slide out boxes if you need to.
The magic of a marker
Label each box on both the top and side(s), listing the contents in as much detail as you can. We love a colour-coded system, so arm yourself with a rainbow of magic markers! If you know there’s a box you may need access to more frequently, add a sticker and stack last for easy access.
The importance of an inventory
We recommend you compile a master contents list. This will not just help you locate your goods when you need them. But, it also serves as a handy tool for insurance purposes.
Size up your secure self storage unit
Selecting the right size container can help you with accessibility. While we understand that you don’t want to pay more than you need to for storage if you undersize it can become difficult to access your goods. For that reason, it’s essential to create an aisle and allow for a clear path down the centre of your self storage unit. Check out our helpful size guide to give you a better indication of your storage requirements. We offer a range of differently sized units at both our Buckingham and Petersfield facilities. These include the two most popular unit sizes 80 sq. ft. and 160 sq. ft.