How to Decide What to Put in Storage and When

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Long term storage is an excellent solution to remove clutter or store stock for your business. However, if you’re new to using storage units, you may have a few questions and queries about what to put into storage and when to use it. We’ll go through some simple ways to decide what you should be putting in your storage unit. 

What to put in storage 

There are so many items you could put into storage, at any point. Deciding whether it’s worth using a storage unit for you or your business can be difficult but here are some ideas of what you could put in storage.  

Unused but Needed Items

If you have Important paperwork, seasonal decorations (such as Christmas or Easter) or boxes that you don’t need in the house but need to keep, using storage might be a good idea. Using storage for these kinds of necessary items that you don’t want to have to make space for in your home is a massive space saver. You can still access them but they no longer clutter up your home.    

Outdoor/camping equipment 

If you’re an avid camper or outdoor enthusiast long term storage may be helpful to you. Tents, bags, cooking equipment etc all take up a fair amount of room and if you don’t use it all year round it seems like a large loss of space in your home. Storage could really be useful so you can keep all and any camping/outdoor activity equipment in one safe place, that’s out of the way but still easily accessible for you whenever you need it. 


Using storage while moving house will save you a lot of time and stress in the moving process. Furniture is bulky and space-consuming and if you’re not sure if your furniture is going to fit in your new home or it’s already furnished, keeping it in storage is a great solution. Until you know whether you’re keeping, selling or giving away furniture, keeping it safe and secure in storage for the time being may make the whole process much simpler for you.  

Sentimental Treasures

If you’ve just had a household clear out you may have ended up with a collection of items you should get rid of but are too attached to throw out right away. If you want to keep these belongings a little longer, or a lot longer, storage would be an excellent way to keep these precious items in a safe, secure place.


Antiques are a wonderful collection to own. If you enjoy collecting antiques and have run out of room to keep them, having a storage unit will fix your problem. Keep them safe until you have more room to store them yourself or, if you’re selling, store them while you wait for them to be bought. 

When to Store 

When to put your items in storage can differ depending on your situation. If you’re moving house and want a short term storage solution for some of your bigger furniture or undecided items, advanced planning is the better option. As a long term solution, it would be a good idea to figure out how much storage space you will need so consider using storage when you have a rough idea of how much you’re going to be storing.

Ready to Store?

We hope this has given you some idea of how to decide what to put in storage and when to do it. If you have essential items that you may need later but don’t want to fill your home with, putting it in storage is an easy solution. Having nowhere to put bulky items like tents, other camping equipment and furniture in your home can also be easily solved by choosing to put them in storage. Now you’re ready to store! 

For a simple solution to your storage problems, call us now and request a quote to see how we can help you. 

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