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STORAGE TIPS AND FAQ's
We want to make your time with us as simple and smooth as possible, so we offer you some of the most important storage tips to make your life easy. Check below to view our professional storage tips and FAQ's.
Selecting the Right Size Self Storage Unit
When choosing your self storage unit, it is important to ensure you have the correct size. Complete these steps to find out which size self storage unit fits you best.
Step 1: Make a quick list of your items that you plan to store, including furniture, appliances, awkward shaped items not in boxes and any other items you may be storing.
Step 2: Estimate how many boxes you will have for your storage unit.
Step 3: Once you can see the items you will be storing it will make it much easier to determine the size of your self storage unit. Call us if you have any questions.
Determine the packing accessories you need
Bubble-pack, tape, drop cloths, mattress and furniture covers, locks and assorted size boxes from book to wardrobe size.
Fill boxes to capacity
Partially full or bulking cartons may collapse or tip. Heavy items like tools should be packed in small boxes so they are easy to lift. Protect you fragile goods with packing (i.e. bubble-pack or other), and place them near the top of your storage space.
Put Lids on your containers
Make sure to fill boxes to capacity, which will prevent boxes from shifting or collapsing. When possible use plastic bins to store your items for long term including lids; Lids will limit or prevent your items from getting dusty. Using foam peanuts are another way to fill gaps in your boxes and protect your items.
Label your Boxes
It is important to make sure your boxes or bins are labeled well. This will make finding items and keeping certain items together to make it easier. Make sure to use permanent markers on hand when you are filling your boxes so you don’t forget anything. Label boxes on more than one side in case you have to move or turn them.
Pack the storage space carefully
Leave air space around the perimeter to aid ventilation. Do not lean items against walls. Leave a walk-way to the rear of your space for easy access. Use all the space available, including the height, and place frequently used goods near the door.
Don’t make your boxes too Heavy
When packing boxes or storage bins, make sure to not make them too heavy. You want them to be light enough to move around, plus if they are too heavy they can mash the box under them. Always put heavier boxes on the bottom and don’t stack heavy boxes together.
Be Careful with Fragile Items
Make sure to pack fragile or breakable items separately and use either bins or reinforced strong boxes, filling gaps with storage peanuts or paper. Mark “Fragile” on any storage boxes containing breakable items.
Q: What is Self Storage?
A: We rent storage units for business and personal use. You have control over what is stored in your unit. As a renter, your rights are protected through a rental agreement.
Q: How to Rent from Us?
A: First, give us a call. We’ll provide you with current unit availability and prices. If you decide to rent from us, we’ll ask you to review and sign our rental agreement. For your convenience, we can meet with you at the storage facility, or if time allows, mail the agreement to you. Your first month’s rent and security deposit are required when the rental agreement is signed. We’ll work hard to meet your storage needs and schedule.
Q: What size storage units do you have?
A: We rent a wide variety of sizes. Our smallest units are great for storing boxes and clothing. Our largest units can hold the furnishings of a four bedroom house or larger. You can see all of our unit sizes on our "Storage Units" page.
Q: How much does storage costs?
A: The monthly rental rates for our storage units depend on the location you select and the unit size. Please contact us for a price quote on a storage unit that will fit your specific needs.
Q: Are my items insured?
A: As with most self storage facilities, we do not provide insurance for the items in your storage unit. However, your homeowners or renters insurance may cover self storage. Please check your insurance policy, or call your insurance agent.
Q: Are the storage units dry?
A: Yes. We’ve taken special precautions to keep your items dry. As the tenant it is your responsibility to check your unit regularly to check for any issues.
Q: How long can I stay (or) Have to stay?
A: As long as you wish. The minimum rental period is one month. Our rental agreements based on a month to month tenacy. We require only a 30-day termination notice prior to the end of the month.
Q: Do I provide my own lock?
A: Yes, you provide your own lock.
Q: When do I have to pay?
A: Your rent must always be paid prior to the beginning of the storage period. You can pay monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or yearly. Payments can be made by cash, check, money order, ACH, or use a debit/cc to setup auto-pay.
Q: Can I change to a different size storage unit?
A: Yes. If your needs change, we’ll make every effort to facilitate your move to a different size units.
Q: Should I use storage pallets?
A: Yes, place items on pallets to promote air circulation around your stored goods and protect items that are sensitive to humidity like upholstered furniture.
Q: Are there any items that I can not store?
A: Yes. You can not store food, perishable items, flammables, explosives, hazardous wastes, animals, etc. Our lease describes these restrictions in more detail. Please contact us if you have questions on storage of a particular item.
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