In an earlier post, I talked about the importance of having a moving checklist and how it’s great for keeping yourself organized before the date of a move. However, there are other factors that need to be considered depending on the situation.

For example, do you need your items to be transferred into storage? If so, you’ll have to do extra research to figure out which storage company is right for you. This is especially important if the moving company you chose does not have any kind of storage warehouse, since some only specialize in moves. As for Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers), we have two huge warehouses by our office that we frequently use to assist the short-term or long-term needs of our clients. You can see a picture of one of our warehouses below.

Photo credit: Carl Cox

Photo credit: Carl Cox

There are lots of options when it comes to picking a storage facility, so it’s important to see if it will meet your needs and provide a high quality experience. Below is a brief checklist of things that every quality storage facility must have. If you’re looking to use Ridgewood Moving Services for your storage needs, I can say with 100% certainty that we uphold these points.

Flexible storage plans – Carefully review the contractual agreements you’re prepared to sign, as not all storage facilities are the same and some will not offer flexibility when modifying your storage terms.

Testimonials and experience – Be more inclined to pick the place that has a lengthy list of highly personalized testimonials.

Convenient location and accessibility – When selecting where you want your items to be stored you should always consider proximity.

Security – Always be certain that your storage provider can guarantee the security of your items.

Cleanliness – Wrapping items will protect them against possible environmental contaminants like dust and actual physical damage.

Climate control –This ensures that humidity does no harm to your precious items.

Accountability – Make sure you know who is responsible for your items once they’re out of your hands and stored at a specific facility.

Did you find this checklist helpful? Well, this is only a shortened version of the full checklist featured on our website. If you want more details on each specific point, please check out our storage page. If you have had a positive storage experience with us in the past, then please leave us a review on Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Thanks for reading everyone!