FAQ & TIPS

Silverton FAQ

It is our duty to ensure the safety and security of your items when using our storage facility. Our facility is guarded by 24-hour onsite security guards.

We offer month-to-month rental and long-term lease solutions to give you the option to choose which one suits you best. Month to month lease with a full calendar month written notice if you want to vacate the unit.

18sqm R795.00 per month. Feel free to contact us directly for exact prices on specific and available units!

You will be given access to your storage unit on our facility any day of the week between the hours of 6am to 6pm Monday to Sunday.

Montana FAQ

It is our duty to ensure the safety and security of your items when using our storage facility. Our facility is guarded by 24-hour onsite security guards.

We offer month-to-month rental and long-term lease solutions to give you the option to choose which one suits you best. Month to month lease with a full calendar month written notice if you want to vacate the unit.

18sqm R775.00 per month. Feel free to contact us directly for exact prices on specific and available units!

You will be given access to your storage unit on our facility any day of the week between the hours of 6am to 6pm Monday to Sunday.

PREPARING TO MOVE

  • Planning is everything: One of the first things that you should do when moving houses, is to thoughtfully plan ahead. Sit down and draft up a checklist of every item that must be moved. Time management is key as well, so draw up a timeline to ensure that everything can go according to plan. In some cases, you might have several months to move, while in others, it could only be a handful of weeks. Therefore, plan to make the most of your available time. Finally, draft up a moving budget that could accurately reflect the costs to ensure that you can plan ahead and keep on track during your move.
  • Who will be your moving solution: Come up with a solution on who will help you to move your belongings to your new home. In some cases, a professional moving company can work to the benefit of your timeline, especially when moving large quantities in a single transit. However, if you are moving into a bachelor’s flat with only a bed and a large TV, you do not need to pay professional contractors to help you move. Weigh the positives and negatives against each other regarding hiring a moving company and educate yourself on which moving company you should go with in your area before making a final decision.
  • Notify the necessary parties of your move: Changing addresses is a big thing, requiring you to notify the necessary parties of your new postal and living address. Therefore, you should send such notices in advance and as a part of your checklist when planning to move. By planning ahead, you can avoid any situation where you forgot to send these notices, which could be costly when it comes to forwarding mail and package deliveries at your home. As a result, by setting time aside specifically to notify all the necessary parties and update your living and postal addresses on your accounts, you can put it behind you and focus on the moving part itself.

Packing Tips and Tricks

  • Sort Items: When moving to a new home, the first thing that you should do is to determine which items are not going with you. By making a list of items that you can get rid of, you can avoid packing anything that you do not want or need in your new home. These items should not go to waste either. You can easily sell or donate old furniture that are still in good condition.
  • Quality Boxes: Get quality boxes in which you can pack your belongings. New moving boxes can easily fit your moving budget, as they are relatively affordable and do not come with any wear, mould, or moisture damage.
  • Plan and schedule time for packing: Plan and schedule time for packing. Consider the time you have to move and the quantity of belongings that must be packed before-hand. Pack one room at a time and spread the work over several days, even weeks if you have the time available to you before the move. Remember to pack your belongings in categories as well.
  • Pack an essential bag:  Pack a bag with all the necessary essentials for when you move into your new home. Moving is a big ordeal and setting up a new home can be tiring. By packing an essentials bag, you do not have to worry about running to the grocery store, doing laundry, or unpacking clothes right off the bat.
  • Organise your boxes: Organise your packed boxes by room and coloured labels to keep everything as simple as possible. By designating your boxes once they are packed, you will never lose track of anything once you unpack your boxes in your new home.
  • Pack your boxes efficiently: Be smart about how you pack your moving boxes. Use the right size of moving boxes for specific rooms as well. This will help you make the most of the available space within the boxes. Do not overpack a moving box either, as it can cause damage to the box and its contents during the move.
  • Fragile belongings: Bundle your fragile belongings to pack them together. This will simplify the process of marking fragile boxes as well. Take good care that you pack your fragile belongings with the necessary protection and padding such as bunched-up paper, polystyrene, or bubble rolls.
  • Use household items for packing: Repurpose your household items to help you pack some of your clothes and/or smaller household belongings. If you have a travel case, use it to pack some of your clothes, optimising the available space in your moving box.
  • Use your Smartphone: Everyone has a smartphone nowadays. Use your smartphone to your advantage by taking photos of large furniture and accessories that are moving with you. In some cases, desks must be taken apart to move them. Therefore, by marking, labelling, and taking photos of the parts of your furniture that will be disassembled, you will have a smoother time to reassemble them in your new home.
  • Plastic wrap your liquids: Use plastic wrap to cover the items that contain liquids before packing them. You never know when a spill could occur during the move, which could possibly ruin the other items in that container. Another tip is to pack toiletries and liquid containers separate from other dry items.

Prohibited Items

Must not store any goods that are hazardous, illegal, stolen, flammable, explosive, environmentally harmful, perishable or food items or that are a risk to the property or any person.

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