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If you rent a storage unit to house your Christmas decorations or extra furniture, you might find it hard to remember what you have packed into that tiny space. I found myself with this problem a few years back, after I moved a bunch of extra stuff that I had inherited into storage. However, your storage unit doesn't have to become an unsightly mess. This blog is all about simplifying your storage space by helping you to organize things. Check out these articles to learn how a clean and tidy storage unit might help you, and how you can make changes today.


Simplifying Your Storage Space

How To Protect Your Items Before Placing Them Into A Storage Unit

Jackson Russell

Placing your belongings into a storage unit is a good option when your home does not have enough space. However, it is important to know how to protect your belonging while they are stored away. By knowing this information, it can also help you choose the right storage location as well.  

Know Your Security Options

Whenever you store you items away from your home, you have to consider the different security measures needed to protect your items. Many storage facilities offer a wide range of security measures that will benefit your situation.

For example, some locations will have personal pin codes for the gate, cameras throughout the facility and onsite staff members that watch over the property. These features help keep people out of the facility, which is the most reliable method from being stolen. One aspect to consider is that not all locations will have the same level of security, so you need to research each facility and the security options they offer their clients.

However, you should not rely solely on the onsite security features when placing your items inside the storage unit. Many storage locations require you to provide your own lock, so that no one, other than yourself, has access to the contents inside of your unit. For this reason, it is important to understand the different locks you can buy and then choose one that best meets your security needs.

Have Proper Pest Control

Aside from people, insects and rodents can damage the items you place inside the storage unit. Even the cleanest storage facility cannot complete eradicate these pests. However, a number of locations do use insecticides and rodent traps along the outside of the facility to help minimize the threat.

To protect your items further, you should also use some type of pest control within the unit as well. For rodents, rat poison is one option that comes in pellet form. The rodents eat the pellets and eventually die. However, if you are using this type of chemical, you will want to check your unit on occasion to make sure the rodents did not pass away inside the unit.

For ants and roaches, it is best to use insect traps. These traps have bait inside that the insects ingest, which then kills them. This is a good option when you do not want to spray insecticides inside of your storage unit.

Keeping your items safe within a self-storage facility is easier if you know the threats. People, rodents and even insects can pose a threat to your items, so you want to keep them out. By understanding the security and pest control features each facility offers, you will be able to choose the right facility for your items.