What is Self Storage?

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More and more people today are finding it hard to manage the space they rent, own or lease and are turning to self-storage as a solution to cluttered personal and business lives. Whether you’re looking to store just a few items, archive your business paperwork or put most of your possessions in a safe place for a few weeks, months or years this could be a cost-effective and flexible solution for you.

So, just what is self-storage? Self storage offers both personal and business users a storage solution that they can basically control themselves. Similar to other traditional storage methods, self storage allows you to rent storage space where you can keep your goods and belongings in special facilities. Don’t rely on removal companies and large storage organizations to store on your behalf and play by their rules with limited access, no flexibility, long-term contracts and high charges. With the advent of self-storage, you’ve been given a lot more choice.

So don’t wait any longer. Contact your local self-storage facility and ask them about their prices, deals, and packages.

MiniStorage has over three decades of experience in the industry with more than 30 locations spread throughout Southern California. We have a vast array of solutions for all your storage needs, and there is no doubt we are the storage solution for you.

Our Storage Consultants are trained to provide you with the utmost in professionalism and customer service. We pride ourselves on keeping clean, safe, and convenient facilities to serve all your needs. Whether you need storage for your household items or your business, you can be sure we have the solution.

Visit www.MiniStorage.net for more details.

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Have You Visited Us On YouTube!?

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Did you know we have a YouTube Channel? Check out our latest videos and updates by visiting youtube.com/ministoragenet!

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Calculating the Cost of Your Move

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Moving certainly taps your bank account. How much you ultimately spend depends on a number of factors: whether your employer is helping with the cost, how much stuff’ you have, and how far you are moving.

To get an idea of how much your move will cost, start calling service providers for estimates and ask about the following items. These aren’t all the costs you’ll encounter, but it’s certainly a helpful start.

Moving: Professional moving services or truck rental, moving supplies, food and beverage for volunteers, tips for professional movers/gifts for volunteers

Housing: Home Repairs, cleaning supplies/services, rental expenses in new city, application fees (varies – estimate $15 to $35 per application), first and last month’s rent, damage/security deposit, utility deposits, storage unit rental.

Start compiling all the information you can find so you start to get a better idea of just how much moving will cost you.

MiniStorage has over three decades of experience in the industry with more than 30 locations spread throughout Southern California. We have a vast array of solutions for all your storage needs, and there is no doubt we are the storage solution for you.

Our Storage Consultants are trained to provide you with the utmost in professionalism and customer service. We pride ourselves on keeping clean, safe, and convenient facilities to serve all your needs. Whether you need storage for your household items or your business, you can be sure we have the solution.

Visit www.MiniStorage.net for more details.

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Rain Facts

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It’s raining outside! In honor of this rainy season, we wanted to share some fun facts.

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Maintaining Furniture in Self Storage

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In your search for a self-storage facility, visit the storage facility you have chosen to take a tour before signing a contract. Look for wide doors and secure walls between lockers and make sure there are no signs of water damage anywhere in the building. Moisture is the number one cause of damage to stored furniture, so we are going to take every precaution to keep our items dry.

Have plenty of thick plastic sheets on hand, such as the kind used as vapor barrier in building construction (you can find a roll in any hardware store). These will be laid on the entire floor area of the storage area before any furniture is added to keep moisture and humidity from the concrete, which could cause mold growth, away from your items. Setting your furniture on top of wooden pallets will also help to keep moisture away and allow the items to breathe.

Call your insurance company for a quote on a protection policy for your stored furniture. Most storage facilities offer very little in the way of compensation or liability should your belongings suffer any damage in storage.

MiniStorage has over three decades of experience in the industry with more than 30 locations spread throughout Southern California. We have a vast array of solutions for all your storage needs, and there is no doubt we are the storage solution for you.

Our Storage Consultants are trained to provide you with the utmost in professionalism and customer service. We pride ourselves on keeping clean, safe, and convenient facilities to serve all your needs. Whether you need storage for your household items or your business, you can be sure we have the solution.

Visit www.MiniStorage.net for more details.

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Packing for Your Storage Unit

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Packing up your items for storage can be a pain to deal with, but here are a few basic reminders that will save you headaches in the long run as your packing:

Try to use boxes that are a uniform size, they’re easier to stack (remember; keep the heavy ones on the bottom and the light ones on top). Leave small walkways between the boxes and furniture in your storage unit so you can easily get to the items you want without having to move anything around. If you’re storing a lot of packing boxes in your unit, try to fill them to the top, even if it’s just with padding and old, crumpled newspapers. Boxes that are only half-filled tend to collapse if anything’s placed on them.

If you’re putting any metal objects into storage – like lawnmowers or file cabinets – it’s best to treat them with rust protector first, or at least wipe them down with an oily rag. Most public storage facilities have ample security. However, it’s still wise to take a few precautions of your own against theft. Pack your storage unit so that your most valuable items are at the back, and purchase a high quality padlock to put on the door.

MiniStorage has over three decades of experience in the industry with more than 30 locations spread throughout Southern California. We have a vast array of solutions for all your storage needs, and there is no doubt we are the storage solution for you.

Our Storage Consultants are trained to provide you with the utmost in professionalism and customer service. We pride ourselves on keeping clean, safe, and convenient facilities to serve all your needs. Whether you need storage for your household items or your business, you can be sure we have the solution.

Visit www.MiniStorage.net for more details.

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Mini Storage Sunsets

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We were able to capture some beautiful sunsets in between the rainy days and wanted to share them with you!

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