Understanding Storage A Little Better

Getting A Storage Unit? Follow These Helpful Tips

Are you in the process of getting a storage unit for the first time? If so, don't make the mistake of treating it like a space you can just carelessly drop things off. Some thought should go into how you use the unit if you want to keep it as a usable space. Here are four tips to follow.

Raise Items Off The Floor

It is always a good idea to keep items off the floor in a storage unit it does not matter if it is an indoor or outdoor storage unit, since even a fire sprinkler system can go off and cause flooding to occur.

One helpful tip is to line the floor with old pallets. These are made of wood and only a few inches thick, but they will be enough to keep your items dry if water gets into the unit. Shelves are also an option, but much more expensive and may take up a bit of room.

Keep The Unit Organized

There should be some method to the madness that is packing a storage unit. Do not just throw things haphazardly into the unit, since it will make it difficult to find items when you finally need them again. Come up with a plan to keep it organized. It may be as simple as putting things you will rarely need towards the back, and your seasonal holiday items near the front. A little bit of thought can go a long way in making it easier to access the unit.

Be Mindful of Storing Sensitive Belongings

If you do not have a climate controlled unit, some belongings will need some special care before they go into storage. For instance, wood furniture should be cleaned and polished before, and electronic devices should be packed with silica gel packets to absorb moisture. The last thing you want is to take an item out of storage and discover that it is damaged because care wasn't taken when it was packed.

Use A Quality Lock

Do not be cheap when it comes to buying a padlock for your storage unit. While a lock is still susceptible to being picked or cut, a heavy duty lock can be a major deterrent that causes a thief to move on to the next storage unit. In general a thick clasp that have very little of the metal exposed will be difficult for someone to bypass.

Contact a facility, like Eastside Self Storage and RV Park, for more help.

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Understanding Storage A Little Better

A few years ago when I started traveling a lot for work, I realized that it was kind of pointless to pay for rent. Since I was on the road nearly one hundred percent of the time, I decided to start using storage units to house my belongings. Although it seemed easy at first, I quickly realized that there needed to be a little rhyme and reason to the storage process. This blog contains all of the things I learned along the way, and why they ended up being so important to my storage success. I know that you can store more successfully by using these tips.