Getting the Most Out of Your Storage Unit

By Storbox Self-Storage on February 2, 2015 - Comments off

There are a number of reasons why people use storage units. Some simply use storage to free up closet space while others use storage units to house seasonal items that are not needed most of the year. Perhaps you don’t have room for all your old furniture, or your child has moved out and you don’t know what to do with all of his or her things. These are great reasons to get a storage unit.

Choose the Right Facility

There are probably a number of storage facilities within a short driving distance of your home. Make sure you choose one that is in a neighborhood you feel safe visiting alone at night. When you are there, ask about security and what types of storage options are available. It doesn’t make sense to overpay for a large space you don’t need. Try to find a facility that offers a space that fits your needs.

Get the Most Out of Your Unit

Once you choose the perfect place to keep your items, you have to think about how you will use the unit. Create aisles with box labels that are facing out so that you will be able to find your items with ease. However, avoid stacking items so high that it becomes dangerous.

Keep Your Things Secure

Look into the best kind of locks you can use to secure your unit. Disc locks are typically best because thieves cannot cut them. If you prefer a padlock, consider a closed-shackle padlock instead of a standard padlock. Shackles are a little more difficult to cut with bolt cutters. When filling your unit, keep your most valuable items in the back. This will make them more difficult to steal.

Don’t Forget

You should write down the unit number as well as the name of the manager if you ever have any concerns. You should also inquire whether your unit is climate-controlled. If you have old and delicate items, you may need a room that is humidity-controlled. If you have a wine collection, you will need a room that stays a consistent temperature to help your wine age properly.

Pay Us a Visit

If you are considering your storage options, why not visit us here at STORBOX? We can show you our facility and break down the different types of storage options we have available.

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