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Storage Tips

Store Your Possessions Right: self storage Tips

Moving and storage are two sides of the same coin. Chances are if you’re moving, you have to put some of your stuff in storage. And unless you’re paying the moving company extra to use their storage building, chances are you’re going to have to rent a self storage unit.

You know the ones... those boxy, mini-warehouse buildings that line the sides of highways from L.A. to New York. Renting storage units seems like a pretty open and shut job: you open the door to your self storage unit, you shove your stuff in, you shut the door.

But self storage isn’t quite that simple. Even though it’s just sitting there, there’s a lot that could happen to your stuff in self storage. It’s important that you pick a near-by self storage facility and once you do, it’s even more important you pack your storage unit correctly.

Here Are A Few Self Storage Tips:

When Selecting a self storage Facility...

Think about location:
Will you need to access your storage building frequently?
If so, you'll need a storage facility near you.

Consider how much space you really need.

    Standard Sizes Are:
      5x5, 5x10, 5x15
     10x10, 10x15, 10x20, 10x25, 10x30

    Special Sizes:
      8x10, 20x30, customizable to your needs

Be sure to ask about how and when you can access your unit.
We allow access 24 hours a day.

When Packing Up Your self storage Unit

Think About Size:
Try to use boxes that are a uniform size, they’re easier to stack (remember: heavy ones on the bottom and lighter ones on top).

Leave Space for Access:
Leave small walkways between the boxes and furniture in your storage unit so you can easily get to the items you want without having to move anything around.

Fill The Boxes Up:
If you’re storing a lot of packing boxes in your unit, try to fill them to the top, even if it’s just with padding and old, crumpled newspapers. Boxes that are only half-filled tend to collapse if anything’s placed on them.

Think About Metal & Rust:
If you’re putting any metal objects into storage, like lawnmowers or file cabinets, it’s best to treat them with rust protector first, or at least wipe them down with an oily rag.

Security - Security:
Our facilities have ample security. However, it’s still wise to take a few precautions of your own against theft. Pack your storage unit so that your most valuable items are at the back, and purchase a high quality padlock to put on the door. Oh yeah, Remember to LOCK IT !

Think About Humidity, Mildew, etc.
The humidity in your self storage unit can cause your furniture to warp and your appliances to mildew. Leaving a space between your stuff and the unit’s wall allows for air to circulate within the unit. Laying plastic sheeting on the floor and stacking boxes on top of wooden pallets can help prevent condensation damage. So can using old linens or other fabrics, instead of plastic, to protect your stuff from dust.

Storing a Refrigerator:
If you are storing a refrigerator in your unit leave the door ajar. This will prevent mold from growing inside.

No Flammables or Combustibles:
Under no circumstances should you keep anything flammable or combustible in your storage building. This means No Gasoline, Oil, Cleaning Fluids or Paint Thinner. If you’re storing any machinery that runs on gas, drain the tank before you store it.

Now You’re Ready For Your Self Storage Unit...
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