Tips and Answers
Below are a few tips for storing items in storage. Please call us for any questions or concerns regarding your storage space.
- A great product to use when storing clothes, furniture, and electronics is called "Damp Rid." There are other similar products, and they all work great. This item works as a chemical dehumidifier, and traps moisture within a self-contained trap. We recommend one container per 100 square feet. These products are available at stores like Wal-Mart in the household cleaning section.
- Box your storage items, clearly mark boxes on all sides, stack boxes from back to front and bottom to top.
- Look for storage facilities with insulated ceilings. This provides some protection from extreme temperatures, especially during the summer months.
- Watch out for storage facilities that flood or take water. Water damage will ruin your items, and remember the facility is not liable for the contents in the individual unit.
- Use a round disk lock to protect your unit. These locks offer great protection against theft. Ask your storage facility about thefts and the number of break-ins it has had.
- Keep your storage facility up to date with your current phone number and address. People often use storage during moves, and forget to update their record with the new information.
- Ask your facility manager if they take any pest control measures. Whether they do or don't, nothing prevents you from treating your own unit. Remember, facilities really have no idea what everyone is storing, and again the facility is not liable for the contents in the individual unit.
- Pay storage rent on time. Late fees and lock removal fees are costly and are completely avoidable. If a situation arises that may prevent you from making a payment on time, at least contact the facility, and or/ offer to make a partial payment. This may keep you from being fined with the late fees.
- Check on your stored items from time to time. Items in storage often shift, or boxes lose their strength, especially if other items are stacked on top of them.
- Never store flammables, explosives, combustibles, or other items that are conceived as a hazard.
- Never store food items in storage either.