If you find yourself running out space in your garage, or are considering downsizing to a smaller property or office, then you may be thinking about renting a small storage unit. That’s great! It’s very popular. Nearly every US town has a mini storage unit. There are a few things you can do to get the best out of your storage units. These are storage tips that my family has been using for years. Visit our website and learn about downtown mini storage.
Tip One – Keeping your stuff dry.
You can keep boxed products dry by using cargo pallets. This isn’t related to rain or snow but rather the changing seasons. Concrete floors sweat in springtime when it is warmer than the ground. The concrete floor will begin to sweat when the temperature rises. The pallets will increase air circulation, so the items can be stored on pallets. To allow for more air movement, make sure you leave some space between the storage units walls and your stored objects.
Tip Two-Keep frequently used items near the front door.
It’s a good idea to store an item you will use frequently in your storage unit. Not only is it dangerous, but it can also be a waste time to go through hundreds of boxes in search of what you are looking. When you have children who want to borrow everything, such as my sons, golf is something I enjoy. They’re stored in my storage box, which I use when not in use. I can always find them near the entrance to the unit when I need them. Grab them and go!
Tip Three- Review your homeowner and vehicle insurance policies.
Check your renter’s and homeowner’s insurance policies to make sure the goods that you store at a rental property are covered. Most mini storage facilities will provide coverage for your stored goods in the event there is a disaster. However, this does not usually cover damaged items or items that have been damaged due to poor handling or packing. You can ensure your chinaware collection and classic car are insured.