It’s a fact – as we age we naturally accumulate more and more and more possessions. Throw in some kids, a spouse, and hand me downs from your parents, and it’s easy to see how an apartment dweller can become overwhelmed. However, full service storage providers are starting to change the game.
Research indicates that renting a one bedroom apartment & using a 10×10 storage unit could save an average of $1000 annually for every 100 ft of apartment space. Intuitively this makes sense given the far lower cost per square foot in a storage warehouse vs. an expensive residential market. The trade-offs of the traditional self-storage model (renting a truck, time, etc…) didn’t allow for storage to be a plausible option, but with 24 hour delivery right to the door, it’s easy to see how this can work for individuals in urban areas.
So if you’re looking for apartments and the one you really want just doesn’t have the space to fit your summer / winter clothes, bikes, holiday decorations, and other item you don’t need to be with you at all times, don’t despair! Putting those items in storage and renting that smaller, cheaper unit could be the most cost effective option at the end of the day.
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There are nearly 300,000 items in the average American home, making space a little difficult to come by. Luckily there are 2.3 billion square feet of storage solutions available in the United States.
But no matter if you’re working with a personal storage unit in which you pack your belongings yourself or a full-service storage (or on-demand storage) unit that does the packing for you, you need to prepare for the elements. Right now, for instance, you need to prepare for summer weather.
And here are some tips to keep yourself and your items in the best summer storage conditions:
Protect Your Items From the Heat
You need to make sure that the items you’re packing away can’t be damaged by the heat. In a lot of climates, heat is accompanied by humidity, and that can be the most damaging. This is why it can be a good idea to get a climate controlled storage unit in order to protect them better.
But, if you don’t have a climate controlled option, you should make sure you keep easily damaged items like art and vinyl records out of the storage unit to protect them.
Protect Yourself From the Heat
This is more relevant if you’re moving your items yourself to a personal storage unit with drive-up access. If it’s 100 degrees out and humid, and you’re moving furniture or other heavy things, consider changing the day that you bring your items in. You may want to move your items as early or as late in the day as you can, to avoid the heat from the mid-day sun. You should also bring a lot of water to stay hydrated, and avoid doing physical labor during a heat wave.
Plan For a Vacation
If you have a history of being active during the summer months, don’t let bills add up and risk losing your unit. You should pay your bills ahead of time, at least for a few months, or set up automatic payments online. This will help you avoid stress when you’re on your vacations and will keep your items secure.
Summer storage shouldn’t be a miserable experience because of the heat or a financial burden on vacations. Keep these things in mind so you can relax and enjoy your summer while your belongings are safe and secure in storage.
Did you know that there’s an estimated 2.3 billion square feet of storage across the United States? It’s a massive number, to say the very least. And what’s more, the majority of this space is self-storage space, one of many forms of storage solutions that make up nearly 50,000 facilities in the United States.
Some other storage solutions include full-service storage (or on-demand storage) and climate controlled personal storage. Of course, there are other options available as well. The key, of course, is knowing your needs and selecting a storage space that caters to them.
But if you’re new to owning a storage space, it’s important that you have a few basic rules down after selecting your facility. You don’t want your possessions getting damaged or lost, after all. In order to help you eliminate some of these issues, we’ve compiled a list of five tips for first time storage space users.
- Pallets Are Important – Keeping your items off the floor is essential when you’re storing them. It might seem a little strange to do so, but when you’re renting a unit you never know what the weather conditions could lead to. Having a pallet to rest your valuables on could save you a lot of trouble down the line.
- Wrap Everything – You should wrap what you can in an industrial plastic wrap. Sealing your items up tight will not only prevent them from getting dusty, it can keep potentially unsavory critters from making their home in your storage space.
- Label Every Item – Even though you know what you’re putting into your unit, it can be extremely helpful to label everything. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to forget what’s been put where between storage space visits, which can lead to potentially opening random boxes until you find what you’re looking for. So break out the labeling tools and get busy!
- Invest in a Hefty Lock – Even though the vast majority of storage facilities will have security, having a strong lock is probably good idea. When you’re shopping for a lock, you should make sure it’s weather-resistant and impervious to tools like bolt cutters.
- Plan For Temperature – Temperature within a storage facility is often overlooked, but you should make sure you plan for the temperature changes that may affect your unit. Some items don’t like the heat or cold as much as others, and so they should be well insulated or kept in a temperature-controlled environment. Items like old photos, vinyl records, and electronics are particularly sensitive to temperature changes.
With this advice, your first time investing in storage solutions should be an absolute breeze. Your belongings are important to you, and whether they’re in your home or not it’s important to take good care of them. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of storage experts.