Self Storage

Learn all about self-storage units, including what size is best for you, what should and shouldn’t go in one, and how to properly store your valuable belongings.

  • Finding the Right Self Storage Facility

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on August 27, 2009

    There are many reasons that you may want or need to put some of your things in self storage, and many of these reasons (including what kinds of things you are storing) will determine which location is best.

  • Commonly Prohibited Items

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on August 27, 2009

    Storage facilities are like snowflakes; each one is different. Their policies on just about anything can vary. If you plan on using self storage, you'll want to know ahead of time if your stuff is even allowed in there.

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Storage

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on August 27, 2009

    Self storage locations offer different services in the way of time. Some are short-term; some are long-term. It is important to make an educated decision on where you plan to put your things, because you might not see them for a while.

  • Packing, Cleaning, and Organizing Your Storage Unit

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on August 27, 2009

    Taking the extra steps and time to keep your storage facility clean and well-organized has a number of benefits. Plan out a day to take care of these things, and you could save yourself quite a few headaches later on.

  • What Should Go in a Storage Unit?

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on March 14, 2013

    People choose to place all kinds of things in their storage unit, from old, antique furniture that they have no use for anymore, to old boxes of clothes that they 've outgrown and boxes of other old appliances and various knickknacks.

  • How to Clean Your Storage Unit

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on March 26, 2013

    That's why, if you wish to properly preserve the belongings that you're keeping in your storage unit, it's important to regularly (at least once a year) clean out your unit and keep it well organized.

  • How to Know if You Need a Storage Facility

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on September 13, 2012

    There are many different reasons why you might need to utilize the services of a self storage facility either before, during or after your move. Perhaps you have moved out of your house but you cannot move into your new home for a few days or weeks and you need a place to store...

  • How Safe Are Storage Units

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 2, 2013

    During your move, you may decide to temporarily place some of your belongings in storage. Perhaps you have to be out of your old residence before your new home is available, and need lodgings for your possessions. Or maybe your new home is smaller than your previous place, and...

  • How to Prevent Moisture in a Storage Unit

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 6, 2013

    Preventing the accumulation of moisture in your storage unit is an imperative step in protecting your belongings. Excessive dampness in your unit will promote the growth of mold, mildew, rust, corrosion, rot and insect infestations. Items particularly susceptible to moisture...

  • How to Protect Your Belongings in a Storage Unit

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on April 9, 2013

    This guide will take you through each potential hazard that can occur in a storage facility and the preventative measures that you can take to protect yourself and your belongings from them.

  • Benefits of Mini Storage

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on June 19, 2014

    Mini-storage isn’t just for storing your extra stuff. This guide will tell you all the benefits of mini-storage that you may or may not have thought of already.

  • How to Protect Your Photos in a Storage Unit

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 8, 2013

    If you plan on placing your collection of printed photos in a storage unit during or after your move, follow these tips to ensure that they remain in optimum condition.

  • Important Questions to Ask Storage Facility

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 30, 2013

    If you're considering self storage, you'll want to educate yourself on what questions you should ask each facility before signing any documents. From access and maintenance to cost and insurance, there are many things you should know before deciding on where to store your stuff....

  • Packing Your Belongings for Long-Term Storage

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on June 5, 2013

    This guide will offer you a few tips on packing everything from fragile items to furniture for long-term storage so when you finally open the unit up, you will find your belongings exactly as you left them.

  • How to Avoid Damaged Goods in a Storage Unit

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on July 31, 2013

    Knowing what to expect and what to protect against will go a long way, and you'll be able to rest easy knowing that you've done all you can to keep your belongings safe.

  • Benefits of Safe Deposit Boxes

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on June 23, 2014

    Safe deposit boxes are an excellent choice for storing important documents, valuables and anything else that you might deem worthy of safekeeping away from your home.

  • What is Climate-Controlled Storage

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on June 19, 2014

    What is climate controlled storage, you ask? Keep reading, this guide will tell you what you need to know about climate-controlled storage and what kind of items should be stored there.

  • How to Protect Your Clothes in a Storage Unit

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on August 16, 2013

    It's important to know how to pack your clothing and how to prepare it for being kept in a storage unit so you can keep them safe from any of the harmful elements that can potentially damage them.

  • How Much Does Self-Storage Cost?

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on January 6, 2014

    If you need to keep some of your belongings in storage during and after your move, you may be wondering how much it will cost. Many moving companies offer storage services, or you can purchase a self-storage unit on your own. Prices for storage depend on a variety of factors,...

  • How to Store Your Wine Collection

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on January 6, 2014

    You might not have enough bottles to justify installing a wine cellar in your home, but you can certainly store your bottles in an effective way so your wine will be full of flavor when it's time to pop the cork!

  • What Size Storage Unit Do I Need?

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on March 25, 2014

    When moving, sometimes it can be difficult to part with some of your treasured items that may not fit comfortably in your new home. When you run out of space for those precious items, renting an off-site storage space can be essential. Before renting out a space that may be too...

  • How to Safely Store Valuable Items

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on March 28, 2014

    Storing your valuables properly is important. You've spent years collecting all your antiques, jewelry and art, so it would make sense to take the time to properly store all those expensive or priceless items. After your move is the perfect opportunity to find new ways to store...

  • Tips for Mini Storage

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on June 17, 2014

    Mini-storage is an excellent choice when you have too much stuff and too space to fit it all. It doesn't matter what items you'd like to store because there are options for every situation. This guide will provide tips for using mini-storage and the best ways to store certain...

  • What Happens to Abandoned Storage Units?

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 9, 2013

    Storage units are useful to temporarily stow your belongings when you have limited space during or after a move. However, if you fail to make regular payments, your belongings could be seized by the facility and sold at auction. If you are considering renting a storage unit for...

  • Storing Photography Equipment

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on February 23, 2015

    Even if you aren't a professional photographer, a camera is often a pricey investment that should be taken care of properly. Because photography equipment is delicate, knowing how to properly store it in your home will ensure that it works perfectly the next time you need to...

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