Sunday, December 10, 2017

What To Know About Self Storage, Tips and Suggestions



There are many reasons why people choose to use storage units today. So what are some things you should know before using self-storage and what exactly can you store in these units? Watch this video and you'll find out!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

How To Pack Lamps And Lampshades



It may be tempting to move lamps without packing them in boxes. 9 out of 10 times you'll end up with a crushed lampshade and an unplanned trip to Target. Who wants that?

Friday, December 1, 2017

How To Pack A Kitchen



Want your finest china to make it to your new place in one piece? Let our professional packer, Mike Brown, show you how to pack a kitchen right

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Your Self Storage Will Keep You More Organized


Sometimes, it can be very difficult to stay organized. After all, you have so many things that you know that you are always going to need. Unfortunately, you don't have a place to keep them. Rather than tripping over them on a regular basis, consider putting some of your things into a self storage facility. This way, you can still access your things whenever you need them. They will be available to you 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It is the perfect way to store your things out of sight and out of mind.

Your self storage unit comes in a number of different sizes. It will be up to you to decide how large of a unit you are going to need. Sometimes, you just need a place to store a few extra things that are cluttering up your garage. Other times, you need a place to store an old car or even a recreational vehicle. No matter what your situation happens to be, it's nice to know that there is a safe place where you can put your things when you don't need them.

If you are going to be storing a recreational vehicle, you can drop it off when you are done with it. When you are ready to use it again, you can come over and pick it up. This way, you can get it ready to go camping. In the meantime, you don't have to worry about finding a place to store your RV. This is definitely something that isn't fun to look at. Not to mention, it will take up a lot of space in your driveway. Many people make the mistake of selling their RV because they don't want the hassle that comes from trying to find a place to park it.

You can stop by your self storage facility whenever you have some extra time. This way, you can look at the different units that are available. This will give you the opportunity to decide what size of unit would be best for your needs. Keep in mind, if you decide that you need a larger unit, you can always switch. You are under no obligation to store your things for a long period of time. You can keep them in storage for a few weeks or even a few years. It's up to you to customize your needs for your storage unit.


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Making The Most Of Your Self Storage Space


Renting and utilizing self storage space is a great way to free up some much need room around your home or even in your garage, but many people simply don't use their self storage space to its fullest potential. Simply renting the biggest storage unit that a self storage facility has to offer is a sure way to fit in all of your extra stuff that you have causing the home clutter, but by doing so you are likely wasting much if the storage space and likewise wasting money.

There are several things that you can do that will allow you to perhaps rent a smaller and less expensive storage unit and it all depends on how you make use of the space you rent. Here are some tricks to help you get the most out of your self storage space:

• Organize: First things first, you have to get organized. Just because it is a self storage space doesn't mean that you can't organize and it has to be cluttered. Begin by organizing anything that is loose. Separate related items into different piles and when you have everything with its counterparts box up what you can. This saves a ton of space and allows you to keep loose items together rather than letting them overrun your self storage space.

• Stack: Many self storage units will have walls that go straight up to the ceiling and if this is the case with your self storage unit then you can stack your way to space savings. Start with sturdy and heavier items or boxes on the bottom and then stack up from there. It helps if you create a line of boxes or heavy items across the back of the storage unit and then stack up from there. Then simply work your way out as you go.

• Consolidate: Many people have multiple storage spaces and then begin to empty one or more of them slowly as time passes. If this describes you then you probably have the ability to consolidate your multiple spaces into one self storage space. This will save you money and time as you will only have one unit to dig through when attempting to find stored items and also one monthly bill.

• Fill Gaps: Many times as you stack up your items and boxes there will be a number of gaps that will present themselves, such as underneath a table for example. These gaps are wasted space if not filled. Even the smallest of gaps may be able to be utilized if you use your imagination and fill them with more items that you wish to store. The fewer gaps your unit has, the more self storage space you are using up.

There is no shame in renting a self storage space, in fact many people do. However, if you do not make the most of that space then you are literally throwing good money away. By being organized and by taking your time filling up your storage unit you too can make the most of your self storage area.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Storage Facilities And You - Choosing The Right Unit


People turn to storage facilities to store their belongings for all sorts of reasons. Some are looking for a long-term facility to house their property while others are looking for a short-term one. If you are looking for a place then you need to choose the right one for your stuff. There are plenty of facilities around so it is in your best interests to find out what each one has to offer you.

Once you have some names of storage companies call them up to inquire about their rates, the size of their units, their location and what security features they have to offer you. It might be an even better idea to drop by and speak with someone at the business. Face-to-face contact can help you to get a feel for the person you are dealing with as well as the company at large.

Before you make your choice in regards to the facilities you have visited you should know how much security is found at the storage unit, as well as the amount of access you would have to yours. You should also know (and hopefully have seen with your own eyes) the size of the units in order to determine if they would be accommodating to your possessions. You should also know if the units are  cleaned, well-maintained and whether they are heated or not. If pests are a worry of yours then you need to find out what features are in place in regards to pest control. You also should learn long you can rent the unit for. Finally, you do not want any hidden surprises in the contract which is why you need to find out everything about the area before you sign the contract.

Some facilities offer their customers more than one size of unit to choose from. You have to be clear with yourself about how much room you really need. In the same way you have to ask yourself how fragile and delicate your belongings are and how worried you will be about the condition of them when they are at the company. Be as realistic with yourself as possible about every aspect of the storage situation. Will you be dropping by at random to take items out of the space and to add new ones or will your possessions remain in place without you showing up until they are moved to a more  permanent location?

The more answers you have in regards to what you will require for storage the better able you will be to communicate this to the contact person you deal with at the company. To choose the most appropriate facility you need to know what it is that is most essential to you.