STORAGE TIPS

Self-Storage Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Posted on May 25, 2022

Keep your storage unit organized to avoid future headaches. 

Keep your storage unit organized to avoid future headaches. 


Renting a self-storage unit is a great way to free up some space in your home, put your belongings between moves, or a great option for university students during summer break. When it comes to storage lockers, there are more pros than cons. With that being said, there are some common mistakes that many people make. We've compiled a list of the biggest storage mistakes to help you avoid making them yourself.


Being Disorganized

The first key to a successful self-storage experience is organization. Most people intend to be organized, but when it comes to taking your items to a local storage facility, that plan goes by the wayside. Make a plan, which includes labeling boxes and the layout of the storage unit and stick to it.


Forgetting About Your Storage Locker

It goes with the old saying, out of sight, out of mind. This can happen with storage lockers because often, the items stored in them aren't used regularly. Be sure to stop by your storage facility every once and a while and do a decluttering; you'll be amazed at how much you can slowly get rid of overtime.


Not Getting Insurance

Space Centre Storage has top-of-the-line security with 24-hour video, but you should always take out storage insurance on your items in case of a rare break-in, fire, or other natural disaster. Insurance is one of those things you hate paying for, but when you need to file a claim, you'll be glad you did.


Not Knowing The Right Size

There is nothing worse than having all your storage items loaded up and ready to move, and when you start filling up the storage locker, you realize it isn't big enough. Talk to the experts at Space Centre Storage to ensure you get the right size storage unit from the beginning.




Space Centre Storage has been serving the Okanagan since 1985 and is the most established storage facility in Kelowna. The friendly team are experts in everything related to storage. To find out more about the best option for you, contact them today.


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