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Oct 06, 2016

Get the Most Out of Your Storage Unit

Self-storage keeps your possessions safe and out of the way until you need to use them. Investing in self-storage is a great way to keep your home clutter-free. However, before you spend money on self-storage, you need to know how to get the most out of your unit. This way items can stay just as safe in storage as they would in your house.

Select the Right Facility

You need to choose a facility that you can trust. Monarch Storage has been in the business of self-storage units since the 1980s. We offer well-maintained storage facilities at competitive rates and we always have someone available to assist with rentals, perform maintenance and answer questions. Finding a facility with these amenities is essential if you want your possessions to be secure.

Think about More Than Price

No one wants to be ripped off, but don’t base your self-storage selection on price alone. A great benefit of self-storage is the flexibility it allows you. You should be able to have access to your property whenever you need it. Make sure your self-storage unit is nearby and offers hours that fit into your schedule. Most importantly, learn all you can about the security of the facility to ensure that your belongings aren’t vulnerable to theft.

Consider the Environment

Extreme temperatures can damage your belongings. For example, furniture kept in extreme heat can cause wooden furniture to warp. Many self-storage facilities offer environmentally controlled units which keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter. You might also want to consider pest control, as rodents and insects can destroy fabric and furniture.

Insure Your Belongings

Don’t risk losing something valuable in a fire or roof collapse. If you have homeowner’s or renter’s insurance, ask your insurance agent whether the items in your unit are covered under your policy. You need at least the minimum amount of insurance covered by the self-storage facility to make sure your possessions are covered.

Effectively Store Items

Your items shouldn’t be thrown haphazardly into a self-storage unit. Make sure all clothing, linens and draperies are clean and store small items in bins and boxes to maximize space. You can use containers around your house like chests and hat boxes to save money.

Keep Track of Items

Consider how often you’ll need to remove certain possessions from storage. Place items you’ll use frequently closer to the door for easy access and cushion fragile items and put them toward the top of the unit. Finally, you should label your cartons and create a checklist that you keep at home so you can find your things when you need them.

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