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Self Storage


Self Storage

Using Self Storage To Its Fullest Potential

When you are going to pay somebody to put things in a self storage place, you want to make sure that you get the most for your money, that it is easy to use, and that your things don’t get ruined or worse–stolen. So, there are some basic precautions you need to take.

  1. First, think about what sort of self storage you are going to need. Is it a short term arrangement? Make sure you choose a self storage facility that doesn’t hit you with phantom costs for taking your stuff back early. Likewise, if it is going to be long term, see if there’s a storage place that will give you a long term deal.
  2. Never opt for a bigger space than you need–including airspace. Take the smallest unit you can and pack it from floor to ceiling–especially if you know you won’t need to get anything out of the self storage unit until you you get it all. Anything else is needlessly expensive.
  3. If, on the other hand, you will need to be getting into your stuff pretty often, make sure not to pack your unit in such a way that is not manageable. And it might then be worth it to choose a self storage business that is closer to where you’ll be, even if it is slightly more expensive.
  4. Ask about possible insurance for break-ins. Also, check with the better business bureau to see if there are any complaints or the like against the self storage company that you are considering renting from. If there are, choose another.
  5. When you are putting your stuff in your unit, use common sense: put the most valuable items in the rear, and don’t skimp on the lock you put on the door either.
  6. Also remember that it is absolutely forbidden to put anything inflammable or combustible in your self storage unit. While you might think that this is unnecessarily strict, if all of your stuff went up in smoke, you wouldn’t. No gas or paint thinner, not even inside gas-tanks or paint-cans.

By taking the above precautions, you will keep your stuff safer. That way you can take it out of storage and enjoy it on a daily basis again.

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