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    Just scrolling through my Twitter feed and I see a ton of great content from operators on decluttering and how storage can help. Do you offer your tenants guidance on how to properly pack their unit to get the most out of the space? Have you written a blog or shared a post on social media about getting organized?

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    Amy Campbell
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    Inside Self-Storage
    amy.campbell@informa.com

    @AmyCampbell_ISS
    480.281.6091

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    I become a lot more helpful with advising people on how to fit their things into a smaller unit when all I have to rent is smaller units.

    Normally, I ask people if they're going to come back and visit their items periodically or just shove it in and only come back to move it out. At that point my approach changes, it's very handy to be able to build in an aisle down the middle of the unit for people that are going to need to get to stuff, requiring a larger unit. If you're touring Europe for the next 2 years and won't be back, then we talk about how to load a smaller unit like a Tetris game. All of my units are over 10' tall inside, and many people have no idea how to take advantage of what I call the "free space". I tell them they're paying me for the ground space, everything above the concrete is free.
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    • #3
      Same here and I also ask if professional movers will load the unit or I use this phrase, "Are you gonna have friends with pickup trucks looking for beer and pizza at the end of the day?" One will likely be a way better packer. I remind them that as they sit at home and estimate the size needed they are looking at items spread out all over the house at waist or chest level.

      Storman, I am going to use the "paying for ground space and everything above the concrete is free."
      "Never let the inmates run the asylum!"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pacnwstorage View Post
        Same here and I also ask if professional movers will load the unit or I use this phrase, "Are you gonna have friends with pickup trucks looking for beer and pizza at the end of the day?" One will likely be a way better packer. I remind them that as they sit at home and estimate the size needed they are looking at items spread out all over the house at waist or chest level.

        Storman, I am going to use the "paying for ground space and everything above the concrete is free."
        It's genius.
        90% of what you're stressing about now won't even be relevant in a year. Breathe easy. ~Wesley Snipes

        WA State

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Amy_ISS View Post
          Just scrolling through my Twitter feed and I see a ton of great content from operators on decluttering and how storage can help. Do you offer your tenants guidance on how to properly pack their unit to get the most out of the space? Have you written a blog or shared a post on social media about getting organized?

          Twitter clutter post 2.jpg
          I do all of the time. I have a list of movers, a list of charities that pick up and I tell people the story of the couple who stored magazines of his mother's for 15 years.
          90% of what you're stressing about now won't even be relevant in a year. Breathe easy. ~Wesley Snipes

          WA State

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          • #6
            I do not provide personal advice unless the tenant asks for my opinion. I have indeed recommended storage units for families with large households that own a tad too many things that might not fit in my apartment. I wouldn't want them living in a cluttered environment that might end up inviting infestations.
            Paul Chau
            http://supercheapselfstorage.com.au/...e-south-perth/

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