More Uses for Your Storage Unit

 

Self-storage units are typically used for just that, self storage. But these units are multi functional and often times, people use them for more than just storage.

Storage units are often used as places to store inventory for a home business. If you buy or sell things from your home, chances are you need a place to keep your inventory. Keeping them at home can lead to a cluttered home and an upset spouse. Many storage facilities will allow you to install shelves in your unit so you can organize and store things as you see fit. When the orders come in, simply go to the unit and retrieve the items.

Storage units can also serve as an affordable work space. If your unit comes with electricity, then your unit can become your personal office. You can set up a desk, chair, from file cabinets, and whatever else you need to get your work done. It is cost effective and conducive to productivity.

Finally, many people use storage units as practice spaces for their hobbies. Artists can create their own studio and band members can practice within a space where others won’t be bothered. Not only is the space perfect, but you can keep all your equipment and/or supplies there for the next time you meet up with your friends.

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.

How to Label Boxes

 

“Fat” is In – Use the thickest, darkest marker you can find for labeling boxes. Pencils, pens, tin or light markers are almost impossible to see even just a few feet away.

Abbreviate Room Names – Start box labels with the abbreviated name of the room followed by a box number, such as “BTH2-6” for “second bathroom, 6th box.”  You can then track each box to make sure everything arrived safely.

Label “Open Me First” on boxes where it applies.

Mark “Fragile” where appropriate.

Identify Contents – Identify the major contents and where they came from, such as “Medicine Cabinet” or “Linen Closet- Towels and Wash Cloths.”

Box Inventory – Keep a clipboard and write down each box’s room, box number and contents (graph paper is great for keeping things recorded neatly).

Verifying Delivery – When unloading, check off each box as it gets unloaded at your new place.  Then you’ll know everything arrived safely.

Labels Out – Ask movers to stack boxes in your new place with the labels facing out so that you can easily spot a specific box.

Getting Organized

Posted on: June 9, 2011

Moving can be a pain in the butt for a number of reasons, the biggest of which is probably packing. It can be hectic and time-consuming. But if you follow a few easy tips, you’ll find packing isn’t so bad and may not be the worst part of the moving process after all!

Start Early – Almost everyone has more stuff than they think they do, and almost no one leaves enough time to pack it.

Room Lists – Start by forming two room lists, one for your current place and one foryour future place.  This will help you manage what has to go where.

Room Inventory – Go to each room and write down the types of things that need to be packed: furniture items, length of shelving, closets, etc.

Time Allotment – Make sure to leave enough time.  The most common timeframe reported by people moving is that it takes a month to pack.  One study reported that it takes 4-5 hours to pack an average dorm room, so that should give you an idea of what’s involved.

Calendar – Pull out a calendar and plan by day when each room will be completed.

Delegation – If you’re moving with family members, agree with them exactly while tasks they will be doing and the date they will be finished.

Track Your Progress – At least once per week track where you are against the date on the calendar.  Revise your plan if you’re falling behind.

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.

Utilizing Your Storage Unit to its Full Capacity

Utilizing Your Storage Unit to its Full Capacity

Moving can be stressful, but finding a place to store your extra things can be just as bad. Once you’ve found a storage facility you’re happy with, you must go through the process of storing your things safely and efficiently, which can be as bad as moving. Once you’ve located a storage facility it’s important to plan how best to place your items. The following is a list of tips to make your storage experience hassle free.

Create aisles with box labels facing out.

Don’t stack boxes too high so that getting what you need becomes dangerous or overly time consuming.

Make sure that the secure lock on your storage is sturdy.

Get a contact name at the storage facility. The storage manager may also be helpful in giving you instructions on how to unload your belongings.

Read your agreement for termination and payment regulations.

If you’re using a professional mover and having some items dropped off to your storage directly, make sure these boxes are clearly marked to avoid confusion.

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.

Why You Should Use Self Storage

Moving and storage are two sides of the same coin. Chances are if you’re moving, you have to put some of your stuff in storage. And unless you’re paying the moving company extra to use their storage building, chances are you’re going to have to rent a self-storage unit.

Self Storage is a convenient, safe, and inexpensive way to store your belongings. Proper planning will make for an efficient and cost effective storage experience. If you plan or need to frequently use the space, a larger space may be more convenient than one packed to capacity.

Make sure you map out the space you will need. That way, you can pack appropriately and ensure your storage unit includes room for your movement and access.

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.