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.

Moving: The Basics

If you’re moving and don’t want to spend money on hiring movers, do the job yourself. While doing all your own moving can have certain drawbacks, those drawbacks are significantly reduced if you plan out the move and follow these tips.

First, pack systematically. Pack one room at a time and be sure to label every single one of your packed boxes. This saves a ton of time and energy when unpacking and you’ll be happy you did it. Usually, you should start packing about a month before the move, giving you plenty of time to have everything ready by moving day, while also giving you plenty of time to separate what you can’t live without from what you can.

Next, be sure to reserve your moving truck early. Truck rental companies are busy, especially in larger urban cities. Though you may get through a few days before your moving day, there’s nothing wrong with reserving a truck a few weeks in advance. Also, be sure to check on your reservation a day or two before the big day. You want to make sure things are still in order and there won’t be a problem when you show up to pick it up.

Finally, and possibly most importantly, give yourself extra time. Though we would all like to get it over as soon as possible, things can go wrong and your entire moving experience can be ruined if you don’t take enough time to plan ahead. The farther away you move, the more time you may need. Take a couple of days off work if possible. You may not need the extra time, but you’ll certainly appreciate it when you’re not rushing to unpack and you’re able to rest up.

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.

Which Storage Unit Is Right For You?

If you’re living in a packed house, then storage is a must, but with so many different types of storage units, how do you know which one is best?

Self-storage units typically range from 10×5 feet to 20×20 feet. They are lockable by the tenant, and tend to be windowless. These are typically rented monthly and the storage company may offer different features, such as automatic gates, cameras, motion detectors, and unit alarms. They are the most popular and are ideal for business and residential use.

Climate-controlled units are similar to regular storage facilities in terms of shape and security. The main difference is that in order for these to be climate-controlled, they must be located in a multi-story building with loading docks and elevators. These facilities are the best for items that need to be protected from weather extremes, such as furniture or priceless heirlooms.

Portable storage units are also similar to the standard units, but are usually kept in small tractor-trailer units. They can either be locked and left where they are, returned to a central holding facility, or shipped to a new location for unloading. These are most commonly used by business requiring temporary on-site storage or residents who are moving or remodeling their homes.

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.

Packing for Your Storage Unit

 

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.