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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Using Las Vegas Storage

January 17, 2018

If you are moving and planning to store some items in a storage unit in Las Vegas, you need to carefully coordinate the movers as well as the storage facility. Not doing so can cause big problems—and sometimes extra expenses.
Here are five things to avoid when you are stowing some of your belongings into a storage unit during a move.

#1: Renting a Space That Is Too Small to Fit All of Your Belongings

It can be a challenge to figure out exactly how much storage space you’ll need, so it’s a good idea to get advice from the experts who work at the storage facility. If you end up renting a unit that’s too small, you can check into renting another space for the overflow. Or you can pack up the items and find a friend or family member who will let you store the items in their garage or basement. You might want to have a back-up plan already in place just in case. (For more tips, read How to Maximize the Space Inside Storage Units in Las Vegas.)

#2: Planning Your Move During Peak Times at the Storage Unit

The busiest times at most storage facilities are evenings and weekends, which are the times most people visit their storage units. If possible, avoid moving during these times. This is especially important if you are paying movers by the hour: If they have to wait for traffic—whether vehicle or people—this can add a substantial amount of time to their work. Plan your move Monday through Friday during the normal workday.

#3: Not Finding Out What Kind of Vehicle the Movers Will Be Using On Moving Day

Moving companies use a number of different types of trucks, from trailers to 18-wheelers. The size of the vehicle could have serious ramifications on successfully moving items into the storage unit. Find out from the moving company what the width, length, and height of the vehicle will be. It’s also a good idea to find out how much the truck will weigh if it is at maximum capacity.

#4: Not Checking With the Storage Unit Company That the Vehicle Will Fit

The last thing you want to do is to discover on moving day that the truck holding your personal belongings won’t be able to maneuver around the Las Vegas storage facility. If this happens, the moving company might be able to send over a shuttle truck, but this will cost you. Contact the storage facility to ask about clearance heights and widths for accessing both the facility as well as your particular unit. Let them know what the movers told you about the truck’s dimensions. Find out if there are any load maximums for the property, and be sure to ask about how trucks should access the area.

#5: Not Providing the Movers With Unloading Instructions

Professional movers are experts when it comes to unloading, but you should let them know specifically how you want things arranged. This is especially important if you want to be able to move around and find certain things at a later date. Boxes will need to be stacked with labels showing and aisles for moving around will need to be created. 

Do you have more questions about storing your belongings on moving day? Don’t hesitate to call the pros Storage Durango Blue Diamond. Contact us today at 702-361-3304 or visit us online at