Common Storage Items: Document Storage and Tips

31 August 2012 by

There are many reasons why people choose to use self storage. Some are in the middle of a divorce, some getting married, moving across country, a frequent traveler, spring cleaning, a business storing files or brave men and women needing protection for their belongings while they serve overseas. This is the fourth part in a series of tips for the most common self storage items.

Our previous sections focused on furniture, electronics and appliances. Today we focus on documents, files and business storage. Most businesses have files at the office which contain financial information, tax documents and customer data. In addition, individuals may also keep files in their home related to taxes, financial information or wills. Instead of wasting valuable space in a home or office documents and files can be stored at a self storage facility.

File and Document Storing Tips:

It is a good idea to keep the boxes off of the floor to prevent any potential moisture from getting on the documents. Some options are to stack the boxes on other items in the storage unit, place pallets down and stack the boxes on the pallets or purchase cabinets or shelving to keep the boxes off of the ground. Just as if the files were stored in a home or business, it is a good idea to have a system for document archives in order to easily find the necessary documents in the future. Label each document with a separate file folder and label the folder as well. Be sure to get a heavy duty lock in order to be sure your documents are kept safe and secure. Consider renting from a self storage facility which has gated access, 24 hour security and video surveillance as well.

Let us know in the comments if you have any other document storage tips!

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