Moving out of a storage unit

Storage TipsMay 7, 2021

Moving out of a storage unit isn’t that difficult. It’ll take a bit of effort on your part, but it’s nothing too taxing. Especially not compared to when you were moving in. There’s no packing and carefully storing the boxes. You simply need to take everything out, take care of some paperwork, and make sure that everything is cleanMoving and storage Columbus Ohio puts effort into making your stay as pleasant as possible and your leave as simple as it can be. So, here are the steps you should take when you decide to move out of a storage unit.

Notify your storage company

First and foremost, make sure to notify your company that you are planning to move out in advance. Most storage units Reynoldsburg Ohio you can rent are on a month-to-month contract. It’s possible you signed a long-term storage contract, but that’s much rarer. When you inform your storage company that you are moving out of your storage unit in advance, you won’t have to pay the next month’s fee. Paying money for storage you are not using is just wasting money. Plus, when the company knows you are moving out, they can take care of their part to make your leave as efficient as possible.

A man sitting and talking on the phone.
Notify the facility manager that you are planing on moving out of a storage unit.

Make a plan for taking out your items

Once you’ve notified the company that you’re leaving, it’s time for the practical aspects. You need to figure out how you’ll actually be transporting all of your stuff. In essence, you need a large enough vehicle to fit everything or to be prepared for multiple trips. You can rent a truck or hire local movers Columbus Ohio to take care of everything for you. If you have a lot of items, getting some help would be in order. When you’re moving out of your storage unit you’re not on a tight deadline, so you can take your time. But, it’s simply easier if you finish everything in one go. Whatever route you choose to go down, it’s important you have a plan on how you’ll carry it out.

Clean the unit

Finally, once your storage unit is empty, you need to clean it. It doesn’t have to be a deep clean, but it should be ready for the next person who will use the unit. Your best bet is to leave it in the same state as you found it when you rented it. So, do some light sweeping and cleaning. You don’t have to spend any money. A broom or mop and some homemade cleaning solution will do the job. It won’t take you more than 15 minutes. Give everything a quick rubdown and you’re almost done.

woman cleaning after moving out of a storage unit.
Make sure you clean the unit before you leave.

The finishing touches

Now that your unit is empty and clean, it’s time to finalize the move with Columbus moving services. There are two more quick steps to moving out of a storage unit. First, remember to take the locks from the unit (if they’re yours). Most storage facilities let people use their own locks, so that’s likely the case with you, too. The second is contacting the storage facility to see if there are any documents you need to sign. You may need to fill out a short form. Even if you don’t, you should let the facility know that you’ve left. And, that’s it – you’re done!


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