Self-storage units are often essential for many of us. Some of us may use them regularly. However, many people are not aware of a few secrets that will make your self-storage experience much easier! If you are considering using a self-storage unit, or already use one, keep reading below to hear a few of our favorite self-storage secrets.
You may think this sounds a little extreme, but using pallets will come in handy if a unit adjacent to yours has a spill that soaks its way onto your fine furniture! Using pallets helps you to keep your items off of the floor, which is pretty much essential when using a self-storage unit.
Okay, okay – you may not be able to wrap everything! But, you should wrap what you can in industrial plastic wrap. This will help keep your items sealed tightly and prevent them from collecting dust. Even better, it helps prevent the highly unwanted creepy crawly insects.
Install A Hefty Small Lock
Most storage units already have security in them, but they may not always be monitored. Install your own small lock to help ensure you keep the burglars away! The best type of lock would be an all-weather pad that has a short arm. This will help ensure a bolt cutter can’t slide its way in and be sliced open!
Labels Are Your Best Friend
You may know everything you are putting in your storage unit, but five months from now you may struggle trying to find something. Rather than going through all of your boxes and bins, be sure to label everything. It will make it easier to find items when you need them. Some people find it helpful to make a checklist that helps them find where an item may be stored in the unit.
Plan Ahead For Weather
In some areas of the country, the heat or cold may not make much of a difference. However, in some other areas it definitely does. Be sure to plan ahead so items that need to be double wrapped or well insulated are stored properly. There may even be some items you need to remove at certain times of the year, or maybe not even store them at all. For instance, electronics in humid weather do not seem to do well when they are not stored properly!
Putting items in a storage unit can be stressful, we understand. The above tips should help ensure that your storage process is as stress-free as possible. If you have any questions about self-storage, give Beltline and Security Stor-Alls a call today. We will be happy to assist you and your needs.
We have units from small to large, that are climate controlled. You may only need us for a few months, or you may find that our units fit your long-term plans. Give us a call or come see us, and protect your treasures!
Beltline and Security Stor-Alls are located in Mobile, Alabama for all of your storage needs! Check out Beltline and Security on Facebook, or visit us online at www.StorAlls.com!