Self Storage Units – What You Need to Know About Storage


September 4, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Online Auction


What you need to know when choosing a self storage unit for your things!

– Get important information about the do’s and dont’s in choosing storage options for your belongings. Pricing, Security, Access Hours, etc..

There are many things we just don’t think about when we plan to rent a storage facility to put our unused belongings in, or our precious items we don’t have room for.

Location is a HUGE factor in choosing a storage facility to accommodate your needs.

– Should you choose to place the items in a location that is near their final destination? or a facility close to you, so you have quick access to items you may want to get out unexpectedly?

Determine what types of items your storing. Things you may want soon? or items you know you won’t need until they are ready to be unpacked in their final place.

On Site Management is another important factor when choosing a storage facility. Find out if facility has available personnel to handle any unexpected situations or questions you may have.

Lease/Rental Pricing- How does this facility charge? Is there an upfront move in fee? Is payment charged monthly. Can payments be automatically drafted from your nank account? All of these are important factors to know before you sign any contracts, etc..

Security. Facility security is should be determined before you choose a storage facility. You should find a company that is gated with 24 hour access, so you can get to any of your items when you feel the need. No matter the date or time.

More tips to help in your Self Storage

-Keep any frequently used items at the front of your unit where you can get at them easily.

-Map It. As you move into your storage space, make a simple drawing that shows where items are placed.

-Cover up. Protect your furniture, including mattresses and box springs, with covers designed for the item.

-Think vertical. Make best use of your storage area by stacking to the ceiling, working from heaviest items on the bottom to lightest items on top.

-Don’t over-reach. Use a stool to stack and reach items stored above your head.

-Optimize your space. Break down any furniture that has removable legs, leaves or other parts. Stack chairs seat-to-seat with towels or blankets between them.

-Multi-task. Use your refrigerator or other appliances to store things like linens – even books or CDs.

-Wedge the door of any appliances open so air can circulate inside them.

-Take a breath. Leave a little space between the walls of your unit and your stored items to allow for ventilation.

-Tool up. Shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans. Stack extra cans inside one another.

-Clear the air. If you’re storing a gas-powered lawnmower or leaf blower, prevent unpleasant odors by draining the tank before you put it in your unit.

Our storage units offer 24 hour access, Gated Security, Month to Month Lease, Wheeled Cart Availability, and very Convenient Locations!

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