How Self-Storage Can Help During A Summertime Move
Moving in the sweltering summer heat can get extremely overwhelming! Not only are you packing and organizing, going through everything in your home, deciding whether to take it with you or donate it, but you're moving it up and downstairs, in and out of trucks and vehicles, from an old home to a new one. It’s tiring, to say the least! But you also find that there is just no space for anything amid all the hustle and bustle of moving while everything is pulled apart and out of place. A great solution to decrease the clutter and risk of cherished items getting broken while you settle into your new home is to utilize a storage facility.
BUT WHAT WOULD I EVEN STORE IN A SELF-STORAGE UNIT DURING A SUMMER MOVE?
It’s summertime and you want to move anything into the storage unit that you won't be needing anytime soon. This opens up a lot of space for you to arrange furniture and go through old drawers and boxes while packing and unpacking. Additionally, while you're unpacking your house and finding all of your belongings a place in your new home, it allows you to determine where you will store it once brought out of the storage facility.
Items such as:
CLOTHING: jackets, thermals, gloves, and hats
FURNITURE: portable fire pits and space heaters
WINTER GEAR: skiing equipment, snowmobiles, sleds, tire chains
FALL/WINTER HOLIDAY DECORATIONS: scarecrows, holiday lights, and lawn ornaments, traditional holiday pieces, holiday-themed kitchenware/towels
WHAT SHOULD I NOT PUT IN MY STORAGE UNIT OVER SUMMER?
As useful as storage units are, there are a few items that you should refrain from storing in them not only for the safety of your belongings but for the safety of your unit. Just like cars, storage units trap heat and can get to some pretty extreme temperatures, this can pose a potential risk to certain items that may be heat sensitive and therefore sacrificing your other belongings in the process.
THESE ITEMS INCLUDE:
Perishable items such as foods that can mold or harden
Candle’s that may melt and run onto your other belongings
Heat-activated materials such as latex and HTV
High-pressure gases or canisters like propane or Oxy-Acetylene
You should also be careful not to stack items in a hazardous way that may result in the toppling over of your belongings that can result in broken items or injury upon entry. Such as, items that contain glass should be placed in a stable spot with the proper protective layering around it to avoid shattering and potentially harmful incidents.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH STORAGE UNIT IS RIGHT FOR ME?
There are many different storage units within a facility, it's all a matter of researching the units that are offered and correlating the details of the unit with your needs.
Storage units come in multiple sizes to fit your needs. If you only have a few things you want to put away for a specific time of year but don't have the space for it at home, then a smaller unit would be better suited for you. As opposed to having a larger unit to store furniture when downsizing your home.
Differently sized units and their locations fluctuate and differ in price. Avoid paying more for a larger unit when your belongings require very little space. This is to not only save you money, but to allow vacancy in larger units to those that may need to store more or larger/bulkier items.
The location of your unit can also be a great advantage to you. You wouldn't want a unit up at the front where there is more traffic if you have a lot of items to store and requires more time to drop off or go through. However; if you intend on visiting your unit frequently, it may benefit you to have a unit closer to the front for speed and ease of access.
To make calculating the size you need, you can also use our convenient Self Storage Calculator.
HOW DO I BOOK OR RESERVE A STORAGE UNIT?
There are several ways to discuss and reserve a unit to fit your storage needs. Several options for booking are provided for your convenience.
If you’re more comfortable discussing unit options and sizes, feel free to call! The office staff will communicate the unit size and price over the phone and book the best unit for you!
Storage units are available to be reserved online where you may browse sizes and pricing at your leisure.
If you're unsure if a storage unit is right for you or you would like to see the units in person rather than just hearing or reading of the different unit sizes, simply call in or book online for a tour of the facility and different unit selections!
Just a ‘go with the flow’ kind of person without a set schedule? Not a problem! Just drop in to the office whenever is most convenient for you!