Storage Snapshots: Photography Equipment
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Storage Snapshots: Photography Equipment

When I launched my photography business, I knew that I needed more space than I had at home. That's when I decided to rent a local storage unit to keep my studio gear organized. I spent a lot of time researching backdrops, staging, racks, and storage tips to keep all of my gear organized and protected when I wasn't shooting. With so many photographers looking for ways to expand their operations, I decided to share my storage tips so that I could possibly help others with their needs. I hope the information here makes it easier for you to organize your equipment and grow your studio.

Storage Snapshots: Photography Equipment

3 Tips for Moving When You Don't Know Where You Will End Up

Brian Hamilton

If you are moving soon, but you don't know where you will end up, one of the best things that you can do is rent a storage container. With a storage container rental, you can pack up all your belongings and store them at a local storage center until you know where you will end up. Then you can have the storage company ship your belongings to you. Here are three tips for getting the most out of storage container services during your move.

Go Through Everything

With a storage container, you really do have a limited amount of space. If you are a single person with a one-bedroom home, you can probably fit all your belongings into one storage container. For a family or multiple individuals, you may need to rent a few larger storage containers.

The space in your containers is really valuable, so you don't want to pack anything that you don't need. Spend some serious time going through everything in your home and getting rid of things that you don't need, want, or like. You shouldn't take anything with you that you really don't want to bring with you to your new home, whereever that ends up being.

Get Rid of Food

You are not going to want to pack any food in your storage container. There is just too much of a risk of the food spilling and attracting pests. Even if you package everything up, a box could get broken, or a container could burst. 

When you are going to be leaving your belongings in a storage container for a while, make sure that you go through and donate all your food or eat it up before you pack. You can buy the essentials again when you need them.

Use Your Drawers

You can follow some different moving rules when packing your items into a storage container. In this case, feel free to load up the drawers of your furniture. You may want to move dressers and drawers into the storage container, and then pack them up once they are inside of the storage unit. 

You are working with a limited amount of space when you pack up your items into a storage container, so it makes sense to make use of all the space that you have. Be sure to tape up the drawers so that they don't open up during transport. 

When you are moving but don't have a destination yet, you are going to want to pack a little differently. Go through and get rid of as many items as you can. Feel free to pack items inside drawers and use all the space that you have. Also, make sure that you get rid of food, since you don't want to risk it opening up or spoiling inside your container while you find your new home.