Tips For Selecting A Storage Company


Our possessions often take several years to acquire through working or inheritance. No matter how these items were acquired, they need to be properly stored to maintain their value. Storage companies are available near most major cities and even in small towns to affordably meet storage needs. Here are a few tips for selecting a storage company.

Many families and businesses simply have run out of room for storing their belongings. Renting or purchasing a larger space may not always be the best solution. Storage units are an affordable way for short term or long term storage needs. Determining how much space is needed is the first step in acquiring a storage space that will be beneficial. Storage units need to allow enough space to allow navigation for selecting items as needed. Shelving and other fixtures that organize items can help to provide additional storage options in the storage unit. Always ask the storage company which size units they have available. When in doubt about which size is needed ask the storage company staff before deciding on a new unit. 

Some storage items will need to maintain a certain temperature to prevent the contents from deteriorating. Examples include important documents, wine, photographs, furniture, clothing, leather goods, antiques, valuable art, appliances, and musical instruments. Many professional trade fixtures such as electronics, medical supplies, or excess inventory need a consistent temperature to extend their usefulness. Any items that are out of print or challenging to replace the need to be in a storage facility the is temperature regulated. Interior storage units work well for keeping documents and personal items secure when living in shared spaces with roommates. 

Units that are outside work well for items that are not as affected by changes in temperature. Exterior units work well for storing certain vehicles, tools, and building materials. Reach out to the storage company for a quote and to find out if any additional services are offered. They may offer the use of a moving truck, dolly, or other useful tools for transporting items within the facility. Inquire about any specials that may apply for new customers or acquiring more than one storage unit. Inquire about safety features and hours of the storage company prior to signing up. Access to the storage facility may require a password after business hours to gain entry. Locks are often the responsibility of the individual renting the storage unit. Use these tips to preserve personal or business possessions through a storage company. 


3 November 2020

Difficult Moves Made Easy

My husband is in the military, and our family has had to move across the country a few times throughout his career. The first time we faced a move, I was so overwhelmed that I felt like I was going to burst! We had accumulated so much "stuff" that I just didn't know what to do with it all. We ended up hiring a moving company, and we put all of the "stuff" we didn't use often in a storage unit. Once I got through the process once, our next couple of moves seemed like a breeze. I know there are other families out there facing their first moves feeling unprepared and overwhelmed, so I decided to make a blog to share moving tips and tips about using storage units wisely. I hope I can help make your move less stressful!