Storage tips

admin January 30, 2012 0

This guest blog post is provided by Selfstoragefinders.com, Self Storage finders is an online directory of self storage units.

Storage facilities can be found all over the United States, in big cities to rural areas. The point of self storage is to allow you to free up space in your home and keep your possessions safe. Finding a self storage facility you want to rent from is easy. You may drive past several on your daily commute, search online or get a reference from someone. Once you find your perfect unit, load up your car with your stuff and you’re ready to go. If you are moving long distance, storage facilities are advantageous as well as they can hold your extra belongings while you find something to do with your old stuff.

Your Boston storage unit should already be cleaned but be prepared to do some last minute sweeping if your unit is not up to your standards. Many New York storage facilities will clean the storage units before you store your possessions but you may also have some responsibility. The unit was probably in use by another person or business before you arrived so be sure to make sure all of the other belongings are out before storing yours.

Security is an important issue when storing your belongings and each storage facility will have different security features. Most facilities will have an on-site manager which lives at the unit and will also be gated. Other security features include security cameras, 24 hr surveillance and coded gates. Of course you will also have to purchase your own lock for your storage unit.

Organization and preparation are key to ensure the safety of you and your belongings. You may need to place plastic sheets on the ground before storing items, pack boxes light enough to carry and always put the heaviest boxes on the ground so they don’t crush the lighter boxes. Ensure there are no ways for animals to get into your unit and be sure to not store any food as this will invite animals and rodents.

When storing, be sure to leave a walkway in your storage unit so you can access items in the front as well as back of the storage unit. Label the boxes so you are sure what is in each one and can decipher fragile items from books.

These easy, yet effective self storage tips should aid you in renting from a local self storage facility. If you have any additional questions, the self storage manager on duty should be able to answer anything you need to know.