How You Can Use Self Storage to Prepare for The Big One

By Storbox Self-Storage on November 17, 2014 - Comments off

Survival KitIt seems that there is a new “Big One” prediction on the news every few weeks. Everyone knows that Southern California will experience another large earthquake someday, but no one knows when. So, we are left speculating and preparing. Some people prepare by securing their furniture to the wall so that they don’t tip over. Others pack emergency bags in case they are trapped in their building. There are many preparations worth considering. For example, a self-storage unit can help you prepare for and recover from an earthquake.

Store Your Emergency Gear

It is a good idea to have a number of items easily accessible like foodstuff, a radio, first aid kit, emergency drinking water, survival blankets and a flashlight. It is advisable to have a few of these items in your home, but your large, complete kit can be kept in storage. This way, you will have access to it, but it won’t contribute to clutter in your home.

Store Your Belongings Without Worry

If you are keeping items such as dinner sets and other fragile items in your home, you may be worried that they will break in the event of an earthquake. If you rent a storage unit, you will have more room to store your belongings in a safe and secure way. Keep them in hard containers, off the floor, in a way that they cannot fall.

Furthermore, your items are likely more secured at the storage unit than they are at your home. The best storage units have round-the-clock video surveillance and your unit will have a personal lock that keeps people out.

Protect Your Earthquake Kit Longer

Many preparedness kits can last a long time, but they do have an expiration date. If you keep your kit in a warm location that is not climate controlled, your items may spoil or expire prematurely. The best storage units are climate and temperature controlled, so that your belongings are preserved longer.

Check Out Your Options

If you aren’t sure whether or not you need a storage unit, why not visit a highly rated one in your area to check it out yourself. The best storage units are clean, affordable and secure. Visit us at STORBOX for more information.

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