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March 30, 2019

Self-Storage Tips For Sioux City Residents

Whether you’re looking for a short-term or long-term storage center, or somewhere in-between, Elite Self-Storage in Sioux City is the answer. We have all of your storage needs covered in our state-of-the-art facility, and we’re happy to provide some self-storage tips to make your experience that much easier. 

Define the Size of What You Want to Store

It’s important to calculate the size of the items that you want to store so that you can book the right-size storage unit. This is a cinch thanks to our Sioux City Self-Storage Unit Calculator, which you can find under the ‘Storage Tools’ tab on our website. Just follow the easy instructions, input your items into the calculator, and in no time you’ll have an accurate estimate of the unit size you need. 

Inventory Your Items

Creating an inventory of your items is a big help both during and after you transition your things into a storage unit for seasonal storage in Sioux City. Along with the name and size of the item, we recommend noting:
  • Whether it’s delicate or fragile
  • Does it require a certain temperature or humidity level?
  • The estimate value

Buy the Right Packing Materials

Don’t wait until the last minute to stock up on the right packing materials for your items. Speaking of which, our local self-storage center has all of the things you need to ensure safe, secure storage of your belongings. Our inventory includes
  • Boxes, all sizes
  • Wardrobe boxes
  • Packing tape & dispensers
  • Locks
  • Bubble wrap
  • Foam peanuts
  • Packing paper
  • Dish/glass packing kits
  • Tarps
  • Furniture & mattress covers
  • Shrink wrap
  • Tie-down straps
  • Moving blankets
  • Box cutters and scissors
No matter the time of year, you’ll always find the right packing supplies at Elite Self-Storage. Plus, you can depend on our knowledgeable staff for help and advice that will make the job even easier. After all, having the right packing supplies is an important first step to ensuring a stress-free move.

Whenever Possible, Use the Same Box Size for Your Items

Whenever possible, we recommend using the same box size for your items. This makes for safer, more comfortable organizing and stacking of your boxes inside the storage unit. Doing so also makes it easier to create navigable walkways in the unit for easy access to boxes during the storage period. 

Place Heavy Items at the Bottom of the Unit

If you’ve ever stored items in a storage unit or moved from one residence to another, you understand why it’s wise to place heavy items at the bottom of the storage unit. Doing so makes your stacks more stable and minimizes the chances of tip-overs and breakage. 

Contact Our Self-Storage Experts Today

Conveniently located just a short distance from Highway 75 North in Sioux City, Elite Self-Storage is one of the area’s premier storage facilities. Affordable rates, climate-controlled units, and friendly service are what we’re all about. Contact us today to learn more about our seasonal storage solutions.