• Packing For A Self Storage Unit

    22 March 2010 by

    Deciding where to store your belongings in Orlando self storage can be challenging but with the right advice you’ll be on your way to picking out the storage unit that’s right for you. First, you are going to want to approximate the number of items, by making a list, which are going to be storing in the self storage facility and determine how much space you will need in your self storage unit. Once you’ve picked out the perfect Orlando self storage unit you’ll want to begin packing your items.

    Before starting to pack refer back to your list so you can begin to categorize the items you want to store in your self storage unit into different boxes. Try to use boxes that are similar in size so you can stack them easily, starting with the heavier boxes on the bottom. When categorizing your items for your self storage unit store the items you will want to access more frequently into one or more boxes and place them near the entrance of the storage facility. This will ensure that you will not be rummaging through all of your boxes looking for one item. Keeping you a list of what items are being kept in what box will also help you being able to identify where items are more quickly, along with labeling each box. (Clothing, kitchen items, children’s toys, fragile, etc.)

    Remember to leave an isle between your boxes so you can easily access them in the storage unit without harming any of the items. Pack valuable items with bubble wrap and newspaper to ensure that there isn’t a shift in the items during moving. Then place these items near the back of your self storage unit away from the door, to keep them safe. Do not stack your belongings all of the way up to the ceiling to keep them safe from damaging.

    Take extra precaution when packing items such as metal objects, furniture and appliances. Metal objects can be treated with rust protector or wiped down with oil. Furniture can warp in storage units due to humidity, so even if you sprung for the climate controlled unit you will want to take precautions to keep your furniture safe from damaging. Space out your furniture away from other items so air can circulate in the storage unit. Placing plastic sheets on the floor of your self storage unit and stacking your boxes on top of wooden pallets, helps prevent damage from condensation. You can also lay fabric over your items to protect them from dust. Appliances such as refrigerators should be left open and stuffed with newspaper to prevent mold from growing. Do not ever keep anything flammable or combustible in your Orlando self storage unit (gasoline, oil, cleaning supplies, paint thinner). Lawnmowers should be drained before placing into the storage unit.

    Finally, purchasing a lock that cannot be cut by bolt cutters is important to keeping your belongings safe. Self Storage Facilities do their best to protect your items but the lock is your way of insuring your belongings safety. Also items that cannot be insured or replaced should not be placed in self storage. Renters should also catalog items record the serial numbers of any electronics or other products placed in the Orlando self storage unit.

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  • Finding the Right Self Storage Unit

    22 March 2010 by

    When shopping around for a Chicago self storage unit to store your possessions whether you’re doing some spring cleaning or storing your belongings during a move, there are several factors that you will want into consideration before choosing the storage unit that’s right for you. Storage units come with different amenities; including 24 hour access, drive up access, security and climate control, which are intended to keep your belongings safe and intact while storing them in a storage facility. We’ve researched some information that will be helpful when shopping for a Chicago storage unit that’s just right for you.

    First, you are going to want to approximate the number of items that you’re going to be storing in the self storage facility. You want to make sure that you have enough room in your storage unit to store all of your belongings and not damage them by placing them in a space that is too small. By placing your items in boxes and labeling the boxes you can maximize your storage space and organize your belongings so when you need to find something you can do so quickly. Leave an isle between your boxes so you can easily access them in the storage unit without harming any of the items. Do not stack your belongings all of the way up to the ceiling to keep them safe from damaging.

    Then you’re going to want to make sure that the storage unit you are renting has all of the amenities to meet your needs. The main thing to consider is whether or not you will need a Chicago storage facility that has climate control, which will keep your belongings safe when the weather changes. Items that should be storage in a climate controlled self storage unit are things that can be damaged by being exposed to extreme weather climates. Items such as cloth, wood and leather furniture, electronic equipment and appliances, musical instruments, books, medical and legal records should be stored in a climate controlled self storage unit to ensure their safe keeping.

    Finally you will want to take into consideration the type of access the facility allows you to your self storage unit. If you have large items to place into the storage unit you will want to consider a facility that allows you to drive up to unit to unload your belongings. Also if you want access to your belongings at all time you may want to look for a self storage facility that allows your 24 hour access to your belongings.

    Finding the perfect Chicago self storage unit that fits all of your needs perfectly is as easy as doing a little researching, calling around and asking the right questions.

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  • Self Storage Provides A Safe Place To Store Spring Cleaning

    19 March 2010 by

    With spring just around the corner it’s a great time to think about doing some spring cleaning and tiding up your home. If you’ve acquired some extra possessions over the winter months a self storage unit is a great option to store your belongings rather than disposing of your things. Renting a storage unit is an affordable and easy solution to your storage needs, helping you organize and tidy up your home. If you take the time to search out self storage units, you can find an affordable Houston storage unit that meets all of your needs.

    The weathers getting warmer and it’s a perfect time to clean out your closets and attic. By moving some of your seasonal items, like Christmas decorations, clothes or furniture that you may have future use for, into a storage unit you can create a clean and organized home for you and your family. For example, if you had a kid move home from college recently and there’s just not room in your house to store their furniture, a self storage unit is an affordable solution to storing your child’s furniture until he moves out on his own. Instead of selling the furniture that you do not have room for, you can spend as little as $40 – $50 per month to store the furniture so when your child moves into his own home you will not have to spend the money repurchasing those items, which actually saves you money overtime.

    Putting your unused items into Houston self storage units will help you clean out your house and store your possessions in a safe space. When looking for the right storage unit you should compare your options before choosing one. Some storage units come with different amenities; including 24 hour access, drive up access, security and climate control. Depending on what items you are storing will depend on which amenities are important to you. Do some research and look around for the facility that best suits your needs and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to call the storage facility manager and ask to look around before storing your possessions at their self storage facility.

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