If you have the unfortunate pleasure to purchase an older home please take a moment to note the following list of five golden rules to live by.
Tip No. 1
Cleaning can be overwhelming if there is clutter spread throughout the house. It takes double the amount of time to remove clutter when compared to the amount of time it takes to pack and haul. Hence be patient when de-cluttering. More than likely all you will manage to rid yourself of before you move are the rarely used knick-knacks and maybe some furniture, which is okay. But, be realistic with yourself, because anyone still living in your home will eventually do the same. You never want to live in a house filled to the ceiling in stuff whether you like it or not.
Tip No. 2
Be sure to de-clutter by actually getting rid of excessive family photos, collectibles, magazines, books, and all other personal items from your own. Many times it is important to keep things in order for the new homeowners. Having their own collection of porridge in the morning can be very distracting when trying to wake your child in the morning and the kid keeps on laughing due to an accidentally broken toy. You want to make it a point to keep the experience of the entire movie and the entire house as uncluttered and enjoyable as possible.
A clutter-free house is a house that is easy to keep clean. You want the local handyman working on your home as long as possible, but arranging temporary storage for personal items is ideal because it saves time in having to go back and forth from your point of origin to the nearest self-storage rental. We all know finding that one perfect storage unit can get extremely frustrating. Do you need to hire a temporary custodian to keep a home from smelling like a dog, do you know how to accurately pack a box and do you know how to get rid of excessive clutter without having to buy a new unit? All these questions and concerns are the ones you have to deal with when it comes to storing your stuff in self-storage.
Tip No. 3
Don’t be afraid to ask for advice. We all need advice when making a big purchase, whether it’s for a product, service, or a friend. Whatever you need advice on, call the person who referred you to find out how they are dealing with their self-storage adventures. Just be sure to call at least two or three so you can find out different variations of each.
Tip No. 4
Don’t limit yourself to a local in size. In the scope of self-storage, there is no equal. Any size business can have trouble filling their own store. When your business is small and you restrict yourself to a local you are limiting yourself from growth. The answer is that you never know exactly where your next unit is going to be. A store with 20 customers could hold records upon records upon clients who all want a different product. But, by contracting small, you can get repeat business and grow your business.
Tip No. 5
Drive-by your storage unit before reservation time. Ask the locks and Jubilee Key Company whether you need to break the door open to move in. Some regular movers do break the doors open because they are not quite close enough. You don’t want a surprise like that. Lastly, make arrangements to be out of the storage unit at the time their official pick-up is posted. That way you will not have to worry if your stuff is riding with you in the moving truck.