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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

4 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Self Storage Unit

Jackson Russell

Renting a self-storage unit is something that many people consider because of the fact that it provides additional space to store personal belongings. This allows homeowners to create more space in their homes instead of having to store multiple things that they don't even use regularly inside of it. If you are considering renting a storage unit for these reasons, you will want to know how to get the most out of it. Here are four tips for doing this:

  1. Choose a Facility that Suits Your Needs: Not all storage facilities operate in the same way. For example, one storage facility may allow you to visit at all hours of the day and night while another self storage facility will have specific guest hours that you must adhere to. You may want to consider a facility that has strict guest hours since this typically provides additional safety from theft. Visiting hours are typically during daylight hours when there is both more staff and more security available to ensure that theft is monitored. 
  2. Think About the Environment: When you are storing things, such as old photos, documents, furniture, records, and other things that could become damaged in severe weather conditions, you want to consider choosing a facility that provides temperature controlled storage units. This is going to ensure that the unit is a consistent temperature, which is not going to damage your personal belongings that are fragile to extreme temperatures. 
  3. Check for Insurance: While your belongings are stored away, you want to be sure that they are ensured. This way, in the case of fire or a flood, or some other kind of disaster, you can receive compensation for loss of your belongings. The first place to check to see if you are covered is your homeowners insurance. Your homeowners insurance company may cover belongings that are stored in a storage facility. If not, you can purchase insurance through the storage facility company you are using.
  4. Be Efficient With Storage: Finally, you want to be sure that you are storing your belongings in a way that is going to help further prevent damage. For example, placing your belongings on pallets instead of directly on the floor is going to help ensure that your items are further protected from flooding.

When you consider these four tips, you can be sure that you are getting the most out of your self storage unit, which also means that you are getting the most for your money and the best protection possible.