The Storage Pretoria blog and Storage Panda blog, are filled with useful tips, to help you get the most out of your self-storage experience. Everything from how to store furniture, to avoiding those unexpected moving and self storage prices. However, it’s not always possible for us to anticipate all of the problems that first-time storage renters might face. To get a better idea of the issues, we asked our customers a simple question.

“What is the one piece of advice you’d like to share with people booking a storage unit?”

These were there suggestions.


Get An Appropriate Sized Unit
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One of the most common problems encountered by new renters, is unit size expectation not meeting reality. Many found they’d underestimated the size they needed, and recommended going with a larger unit. In other words, err on the side of caution.

Other renters offered advice on how to better estimate the size needed. Experiment with how your things fit together, using an empty corner in your home. Then measure the best fit. Be organized, and know exactly what is going into the unit.

Lastly, remember, while storage unit sizes are listed in two dimensions. There is a third dimension that can save the day. Height. Even though the size of the room is small, your items can always be stacked.


Find The Best Facility For Your Needs (Storage Pretoria)

Finding the right facility can be a difficult process, but an important one. Here is where storage panda can really help. The Panda can help you compare amenities, with the facilities that are closest to you. Some great amenities/perks to look out for: drive up access, 24 hour access, truck rental, CCTV, packaging supplied, climate control, free collection & free delivery. Remember, the cheapest self storage prices, are not the ‘be all and end all’. That extra R50 or R100, is well worth the peace of mind.


Get The Right Self Storage Prices
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The most common piece of advice for getting low self storage prices, was to expand the search area. Often, the outlying areas of a city is where one will find the cheapest self storage prices. Going for neighbouring towns can also help, provided you are ready to travel.


Make The Move Easy
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Finally, after taking all of the necessary steps, you still have to move in. Remember to keep close communication with that storage Pretoria facility. It may be closed for some unforeseen reason. Possibly an emergency or shortage of staff. Don’t assume things went smoothly on the facility’s end, call to confirm your reservation.

Try laying out a blanket, sheet or canvas. This is to protect that delicate furniture from the concrete floor. Also, leave some space inside the unit. The reason being, you may need to get something while it’s in storage. It is no fun climbing over chainsaws and lawnmowers.

The Panda hopes that this has helped. For more useful storage tips, be sure to check out Self Storage Johannesburg, Self Storage Cape Town, Storage Cape TownSelf Storage DurbanSelf Storage Pretoria.

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