Some Self Storage Guidelines

If you have a garage that’s overflowing or you simply need more space, a storage unit may be the right thing for you. But just what can you store in a storage unit?

Keep in mind that every storage company has their own set of rules and regulations for what you can store and what you can’t. In preparing to purchase a unit, make a preliminary list of what you plan on storing there. If you’re not sure whether a particular item can be stored, you can always call ahead of time to find out.

Vehicles can generally be stored, so long as they are registered, insured, and in operating condition. However, you usually cannot store more than four tires in a unit because of the cost of disposing of them.

Combustibles, including gas and other inherently dangerous chemicals are usually not allowed.

Perishable food products and animal products are not allowed.

Aside from these, most storage companies are pretty flexible. Old furniture, art supplies, games, etc., are perfect for storage. Think of your unit as an extra garage or shed and you’ll bring a new freshness to your home.

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.

3 Tips To Keep Your Storage Unit Clean

 

Keeping up your self-storage unit can be as simple as following a few easy steps to ensure nothing goes wrong.

The humidity in your self-storage unit can cause your furniture to warp and your appliances to mildew. Leaving a space between your stuff and the unit’s wall allows for air to circulate within the unit. Laying plastic sheeting on the floor and stacking boxes on top of wooden pallets can prevent condensation damage. So can using old linens or other fabrics, instead of plastic, to protect your stuff from dust.

If you’re storing a refrigerator in your unit leave the door ajar. This will prevent mold from growing inside.

Under no circumstances should you keep anything flammable or combustible in your storage building. This means no gasoline, oil, cleaning fluids or paint thinner. If you’re storing any machinery that runs on gas, drain the tank before you store it.

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.

All Moved In? Proof Your Home!

 

Moving into a new home means taking all the necessary precautions to ensure your home is safe. After living somewhere for a number of years, you often take safety measures for granted, so when you move into your new home, be sure that all safety measures have been meet.

Once you move into your new house, replace the batteries in the smoke alarms and make sure they’re working properly. Once you determine your smoke detector is operating properly, carefully study the floor plan of your house and devise an emergency escape plan.

Meanwhile, it’s also important to install a carbon monoxide detector if your new house doesn’t have one.

As you unpack, you should also do everything you can to thwart would-be burglars, including:

∙Think about the layout of your front room. Avoid placing valuables in front of a window — they can probably be seen from the street and entice burglars.

∙Make sure all doors and windows have locks. If they don’t, go to your local hardware store and purchase locks. Your doors should have deadbolt locks with a one-inch throw and reinforced strike plate.

∙If you have sliding glass doors, place a metal rod or piece of plywood in the track to prevent an intruder from forcing the door open.

∙Always lock the door to your attached garage.

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.

Basic Storage Facility Rules

 

While storage units are an excellent option for storing your belongings, it’s important to remember that not everything can be stored in a unit. You can pick the size of your storage unit, the style, and sometimes its location, but you must consider that each storage facility has its own restrictions. Here are a few basic storage facility no-no’s.

Combustible, flammable, or hazardous material cannot be stored in storage facilities. They are considered inherently dangerous and include things like gasoline, narcotics, chemicals, and any type of toxic or biological waste. Fireworks, guns, and ammunition should also not be stored in units.

On the other hand, tires and vehicles are generally accepted if registered and insured. Pharmaceutical supplies can sometimes be kept in the units for business people who need extra storage, as are construction supplies. However, rules on these items can vary, so ask the storage-facility if it’s ok.

Perishable items should not be kept in the storage units. Things like cereal, meat, and most drinks can attract pests or spoil. While canned goods are allowed, it’s important to keep the units clean and pest-free.

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.