A Guide To Storing Your Treasures

Hello, my name is Pete Stone. Over the years, I have met a lot of interesting people and we have exchanged gifts. Many of these gifts are very unique and irreplaceable, with some being custom-made or created by the gift giver himself or herself. The problem is that I live in an apartment that is not very large. My only solution to this problem is to purchase storage space. There is an art to using a self-storage unit that I have discovered. With the right storage techniques, your belongings will last. Because I have learned so much, I have decided to create this blog to share my knowledge with anyone who needs it.

What To Know About Renting And Packing A Self-Storage Unit


If you like the idea of having a storage unit to get rid of some clutter around your house, but aren't sure how the process works, then you'll be glad to know that renting a unit is easy and can be done with no long-term contract. You're in complete control of the amenities and length of time you want the unit. You just have to abide by the rules of what you can and cannot store inside it. Here are some things to know about renting a self-storage unit.

How Cost Is Determined

Self-storage units come in various sizes. The larger the unit, the higher the monthly cost. Also, amenities such as climate control add to the cost. To get the best price and most efficient use out of your unit, take a look at the things you plan to store. The facility can help you gauge the size you need based on the items you describe. Of course, you'll need to utilize the space wisely by using shelves or at least putting things in boxes that stack easily. Climate control is usually worth paying for, but it depends on what you store. If it's mostly lawn tools and outdoor equipment, then climate control isn't necessary. Wood furniture, clothing, and electronics store better under controlled conditions. This prevents problems with warping and mold.

How To Rent A Unit

You may want to call and reserve a unit in advance when you see special discounts on offer. However, it's possible you can walk in and rent a unit the same day. You'll need to sign a lease contract that outlines what you can and cannot do with the unit. The contract also lays out the price and what happens if your payment is late. Contracts are generally month to month. As long as you make your payment, the contract extends. If you don't make a payment and don't end your lease, then your things could be put up for auction. You probably won't need to undergo a credit check to rent a storage unit, but you might have to have a background check done if the unit has 24-hour access.

How To Pack The Storage Unit

If you only want to store a few things, then meticulous organization isn't as important as it is if you want to store a lot in a small space. Still, there are some basic guidelines to follow. Consider putting pallets on the floor if you have an outdoor unit that could be susceptible to flooding in an unusually heavy rain. This keeps your things off the floor and allows for more air circulation that helps prevent mold even if the unit doesn't flood. Shelves and rods are also useful, although you can't nail anything to the wall. If you hang your clothing on a rod, there is less chance of wrinkling and mold.

Putting things on shelves makes them easier to find since you don't have to move around boxes every time you need something. If you're serious about maximizing space, tape off an area in your garage or spare room that's the size of a storage unit and keep making adjustments to your boxes and other items until they fit and still allow easy access. Make a map of your layout and then store and access your belongings later by following your map.

For additional information, contact a storage facility like Stadium Storage.


7 June 2017