Everything's bigger in Texas including moving your stuff to a storage facility. If you’re looking to store your Texas sized belongings, look no further than Houston Bargain Storage - Fondren.
A word from the manager about this facility:
At Houston Bargain Storage – Fondren, we take the time to get to know our customers by name so that we can provide the friendly, knowledgeable customer service you want and deserve. If your needs change and you need a larger or smaller storage space, we’re happy to help. You’re welcome to transfer at any time and we’ll make the process as seamless as possible.
On average, our rates are 10% less than our competitors in the Sugar Land, Missouri City, Fondren Houston area. There are no hidden fees, no gimmicks, and no bait-and-switch tactics. Why pay more for the same service somewhere else?
Now if you’re like most of us, it’s important to get the most out of your storage space. You don’t want to be paying for too much space or come to find out you didn't get a large enough space, would you?
Let’s explore the top organizing & storage tips to help you get the most out of your space in true Houston fashion.
Step One: Chuck The Junk
Before you move, it's time to clean house - literally. It’s common for people to get in a rush when moving or storing their belongings and one of the most common items stored is simply junk in the eyes of the owner.
Spend some time organizing your belongings to ensure that you’re storing items that you truly want and need. Haven’t used it in 10 years, get rid of it. Have 5 of the same item, sell or give away the ones you don’t need. Got a box full of old mail, documents, or trash, sort through and pick out any unwanted items.
Pruning your belongings of junk will help you save as much as 20% on the amount of storage you might need.
Step Two: Find the Right Boxes
If you’re new to Houston, you may have noticed it’s humid here. Boxes don’t like humidity that much and they degrade over time. Think about choosing a water tight plastic container to store your items in instead of a cardboard box.
Plastic containers also help prevent water & pest damage. In addition to keeping your items try plastic containers are also much sturdier and often have interlocking lids that help stabilize stacked containers.
If you’re accessing your storage often to find seasonal items, be sure to use clear containers that are labeled to help you save time searching for your belongings.
If you can't find or afford plastic containers, try using heavy duty cardboard boxes and wrap ones sitting on the floor with a heavy duty garbage bag. This will help keep the moisture out and will ensure the foundation of any stacked boxes will last. In addition, any valuables should be stored inside a sealable plastic bag for extra protection.
Step Three: Pack Right
It’s tempting to throw everything into a box, tape it up, and toss it into storage but when it comes time to find those items you’re going to have a tough time.
Instead focus on packing with a purpose and organizing your belongings into storage containers by category. Write each category on the outside of your container and for important items be sure to include a list of what’s inside.
If you have heavy items be sure to use smaller containers if possible to help you avoid injury when moving. In addition, place heavy items as low as possible to keep your stored items from becoming too top heavy. Nothing is worse than trying to open a door to a storage unit to find all of your containers have fallen over.
Step Four: Put the Puzzle Together
Getting the most out of your storage unit is a lot harder than you may think. It’s important to know how to move into a storage unit and how to properly organize your containers to get the most out of the space while maintaining safety and security of your belongings.
As mentioned before be sure to place your heavier belongings at the bottom of any container stack you might make. Things like furniture should be placed towards the back of the unit and often make a good base for other award items that don’t stack well. Plus you don’t want to be crawling over these items to get to your containers.
Place any low priority items towards the back with the furniture and be sure to leave a path to this area just in case. Once you have those basics down it’s time to move in the rest of your belongings starting with heavy items and working up to valuable items.
Lighter valuable items should be stacked higher to avoid water & pest damage. While unlikely, it’s always good to prepare for the worst.
Step Five: Find the Right Storage Facility in Houston
Houston is a big city with a ton of storage facilities but they aren’t all built equally. It’s important that you can trust that your items will be safe, secure, and accessible. When choosing the right storage facility, it’s not just about price, it’s important to find a location that truly cares about their customers.
Bargain Storage serves the Houston community (and surrounding areas) with low cost / high value storage units. Our facilities are safe, secure, and our staff is super friendly. If you need a small unit for a few items or a large space to store your belongings during a move, we’re the best choice in town.
Our Houston Storage Facility Includes:
Clean, quality, secure storage units
A free disc lock with every rental
365-day automated access
Low prices! 10% less than competitors (on average)
16 camera minimum video surveillance
Online and automatic payment options