Safe And Sound: A Few Pointers With Storage Units

Do you have items that suddenly have no room in your home? Storage units are the perfect solution for those who are looking for a secure and trusted location to hold their belongings. Here are just a few things to consider when renting out a storage unit. 

What Type of Unit Is Best? 

Before you purchase a storage unit, you will need to be aware of the different types of storage options to determine which would work best for you. Some units, for example, are indoors which allows for better security and temperature regulation. If you have items that may be prone to damage from extreme temperatures such as valuable artwork or important paperwork, a temperature-regulated unit is going to be your best bet. For items that do not require this specialized environment, a unit that is located outdoors will work just fine. Be sure to consider the size beforehand to ensure you are not left with a unit that is either too big or too small. 

Keep it Organized

Packing up your stuff is definitely going to be the least fun part of this process! But with careful planning, you can help make this process run a lot smoother. First, look at the items that need to be stored and start organizing them into categories. Perhaps you have kitchen appliances and furniture; these can be stored together. On the other hand, you might have a plethora of crafting supplies that you won't be needing for a while. Be sure that all components are kept together. The last thing you'll want to do is have to rummage through your storage unit to find your items! Stick to boxes that are about the same size to make it easier to stack in the unit and just be sure to label each box with its contents. 

Get a Spare Key

One of the worst things that can happen to you when coming back to collect your items from a storage unit is realizing you have misplaced your key! Whatever you do, do not let this happen to you. If you do find yourself in a predicament where you do not have a spare key, you can call a locksmith to help open the unit. This can, however, run you a hefty price tag! Play it safe and ask to keep a spare set of keys at the front desk. This is a service that is typically offered in many storage unit facilities for just this situation. Spare keys are typically held in a file that includes your storage unit number and contact information. While this can cost you an additional fee, it is well worth it to play it safe and secure your belongings. 

For more information, contact a self-storage company near you.

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Storage units have helped me a few times over the years. When my father passed away and we needed to clear his stuff from the house so that my mother could begin to heal, we had to find somewhere to put his things. We knew that we weren't quite ready to let it all go at that time, but it couldn't stay in the house because it was too painful for my mother. Storage units can be very helpful in situations such as this. Find out other ways you can utilize a storage unit to make your life a little easier here on my blog.