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Spacer is making storage accessible to more people than ever before. And, the way it works is simple. People in your area list their storage space on our site. You browse the listings and pick the one that is best for you. When you’ve found the one you like, you can arrange a time to move your items in and then pay monthly through our site.

Finding your own storage unit is low-cost, hassle-free, and safe. Because we have such a large number of listings, from individuals as well as from storage companies like National Storage, you’ll always find the cheapest storage solution that is closest to your home. Plus, we offer a money back guarantee, and we’ll insure your items up to ten thousand dollars through IAG.

And, if you have an empty space of your own, why not list it on Spacer? It’s completely free to list your storage space, and we’ll help you find customers so that you can start earning money right away.

How to Find the Right Self-Storage Unit for You

Once you’ve decided to move your items into storage, it’s time to browse our listings and find the perfect option. Here are a few things that you should consider during your search:

How large of a storage unit do I need?

To get started, it’s helpful to have an inventory of everything you’ll be placing in storage. Whether you have one storage bin or enough to fill an entire room, there are plenty of different size solutions to accommodate your items.

And if we could offer you a piece of advice, always go with a slightly larger option than you think you’ll need. You definitely don’t want to show up on moving day and realize that you didn’t book a large enough storage unit.

What kind of items do I need to put in storage?

There are some items that are more sensitive than others - important documents, sentimental photo albums, etc. We offer insurance for your storage, but it’s also a good idea to take extra care when it comes to storing these items. For instance, you might consider purchasing a fireproof filing cabinet or choosing a listing with a security system.

Do I want to work with an individual or a company?

As we mentioned, Spacer offers listings from both individuals and storage companies. And there are benefits for both. With an individual, you’ll know exactly who is looking after your items, and if the storage space is in their home, you’ll never have to worry about things like weather or heat damage.

With a company, on the other hand, you might enjoy the benefit of 24 hour security or CCTV surveillance.

Both great options, but it all comes down to your personal preference. If you need a bit more help choosing, check out our comparison between Kennards, Storage King and Spacer.

How far am I willing to travel?

In cities all over the country, Spacer is connecting spacer-owners with space-seekers. There are so many listings on the site that you should have no trouble finding a good space close to your home. That said, you are able to expand the search distance on our site depending on how far you’re willing to travel.

If you feel that you’ll need to access your items soon, it’s probably a good idea to choose a space close to home. On the other hand, if you’re planning on packing up those boxes and forgetting about them for a while, a farther location might not be a big deal. Completely up to you.

How to Make Moving Day a Breeze

Once you’ve found the perfect storage solution, you’ll arrange a time with the Host to bring your items to their new temporary home. When you make the reservation on the Spacer website, you can choose the best starting date for you, so make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to organize your items, pack them, and get them to the storage unit. Depending on how many items you’ll be moving into storage, you might give yourself anywhere between a couple of days to a couple of weeks just to make the process less stressful for you.

As you’re packing, remember that these items might be stored away for a while. You can protect them by using plastic, sealable bins and thinking carefully about how they are stored or stacked - after all, you don’t want fragile items to be weighed down over time.

It’s also helpful to have a colour coordination system so that you know exactly where your items are. Bins with red lids, for instance, may be assigned to fragile items to make sure that those are always stored on top and handled with care. And, if you need to access your items, this colour coordination will make the process more efficient.

You can also make moving day easier by bringing in a removalist company. Take a look at our recent article on The Best Moving Companies in Australia to help you find the perfect removalist team. Just remember that moving companies tend to take reservations at least a couple of weeks in advance, so don’t book a storage unit until you’ve confirmed a date with the removalist company.

How to Maximize the Space in Your New Storage Unit

When you’re getting ready to move your items into storage, a good question to ask the host is what the storage space actually looks like or includes. Will your items be stored on shelves? What are the dimensions of the space? Is there a window? These are all good things to know about your new storage unit.

Moving items into a storage space can sometimes feel like a game of Tetris, so let’s talk strategy. Here are a few tips to maximize the space:

  • - If there are no shelves in place in the room, you should consider bringing your own. This is going to help keep the space organized and lower the risk of damage over time.

  • - Think of your furniture as storage space. If you’re going to be storing a dresser, for instance, you can place bins inside of the drawers to make more space.

  • - Focus on the vertical, but make sure you have a strong base. It’s tempting to just start stacking items on top of each other, but no host wants to have to walk on eggshells to avoid toppling over your towers. So, make sure that if you’re going to build up, the items on the bottom are sturdy.

Ready, Set, Go!

It’s time to book your next storage solution with Spacer! Connect with a Host in your area, today!

Spacer matches people who have extra space to those who need it. We will help you find the cheapest storage unit on the market. We also insure up to ten thousand dollars value, via IAG. Many companies list their low price self storage units with us, including National Storage. Spacer helps you find Storage near your residence. So next time you think to ask Google about “storage units near me,” don’t overlook the extremely well priced Spacer options!

If you own some empty Self Storage space, why not list it on Spacer? We help you find customers interested in renting your space. The sharing economy is only starting its takeoff now. Take advantage of this service and list on Spacer. And remember, it’s free to list your space on Spacer!

Tips and Tricks

Not having enough space within your own home to store all your possessions is a little unfortunate, but don’t let it get you down! There are plenty of other affordable self-storage units in places close to you that can help you find that extra space. That way, you don’t have to worry about selling, giving or throwing away special items. Here are some ideas on how to store and maximise the space that you have rented out for storing your remaining belongings. On the opposite end, if you’re thinking of renting out your self-storage unit or space, you might want to think about adding a little extra something to it in order to make it more desirable and useful, whether it be for renters’ sakes or your own.

Ceiling Shelves

This might seem a little unorthodox, however it makes the most of the space that you have and provides you with that little extra room for storage. It can even be a simple DIY job! Nail wooden planks to the ceiling and attach wheels to the tops of storage containers, allowing you to slide the boxes in and out of the ceiling planks. It’s a brilliant move for when storage room on the ground is no longer an option and you’re desperate for a space.

Storage boxes

More commonly used, storage boxes, whether they be clear, opaque, plastic or cardboard, are useful for storing things, especially if you want to compartmentalise. Each box can store a certain something such as appliances, papers or miscellaneous items. They can also be stacked on top of one another so that they can be out of the way and utilise the room in such a way that you don’t have to worry about tripping over a stray box.

Shelves

Shelves are always a nice touch to store smaller objects and boxes. They can also be used for larger objects such as a bicycle. You can find bike racks that will suspend your bicycle off the ground. Shelves can also store things that you know will be used in the near future, allowing them to be easily accessible.

Hooks

Tools and other heavier items can be hung onto hooks in garages and sheds so that you don’t have to worry about looking for them through the toolbox when they’re hanging on the wall. These hooks can also be used in things like cupboards to store hand towels, cups and even cooking utensils so that they’re easily accessible and are out of the way of other cutlery and china. They can also be used around the household for towels, oven mitts, dishwashing gloves, clothes and even pot plants.

Colour coding

This method isn’t just for organising your clothes and documents. This can also apply to storage in your self-storage unit or space. Coloured boxes aren’t hard to find, and you can sort your belongings according to use. You could use blue boxes to store tools in, red for cooking and kitchen appliances and yellow for extra linens and bed sheets. You might even use boxes to house smaller things like jewellery and stationery. Colour coding can be very useful, however try not to use too many colours, as it may only serve to further confuse you. To solve this, you can label your boxes in accordance with which colour it represents. That way, you won’t have to worry about not being able to match the colour to the use, you can just read the labels and match it to the colours.

When you’re looking for a self-storage space to use, try Spacer and find a Host in your local area. Simply find a space that suits your needs and requirements and rent it out for however long you need. Find a space that applies some of these tips to their place or even try some of these tricks on your own spaces and start storing!

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