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September 21, 2017

Prevent Cold Weather Damage to Your Stored Motorcycle

Cruising on your motorcycle during the summer months can be exhilarating. But when fall and winter eventually start to set in, it’s a often good idea to keep your motorcycle in storage until the weather is less damaging to your ride, and less dangerous for you. Putting your motorcycle in storage does not mean stowing it away and forgetting about it until you are ready to ride. Prepping your prized possession so it’s in tip top shape while in storage is as important as  regular maintenance. To avoid damage to your stored motorcycle, follow these easy tips to protect it during colder temperatures: Fill the tank. Topping up the gas tank prevents machine deterioration and a nasty layer of gunk…

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August 31, 2017

Properly Cover Furniture before Using Self-Storage

Maybe your furniture no longer fits your design, or you’ve downsized, but you don’t want to sell or give it away just yet. There are many reasons to keep your extra furniture in a secure storage unit. If you make the choice to hang onto some loved pieces, it’s important to prep them for storage so they’ll be in good condition later. A few tasks include: Wiping off any dust and dirt Covering pieces with the right material Keep furniture from water and other damaging environments Keep in mind the following tips when you store anything for future use: Coat Fragile Parts with Bubble Wrap Some parts of furniture might be more delicate than others. They may need extra care…

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August 22, 2017

Smart Strategies to Create an Item Inventory Before Storage

Just because you’ve rented your own storage unit does not mean your belongings will be hidden there forever. Sometimes, you will need access to some things. You won’t want to dive through everything to find a single item. How do you avoid that hassle? Here are some tips to make it easier for you. Plan Ahead Creating a concrete plan before chucking every item you own into a new storage unit allows you to find belongings more efficiently. Here are some tried and true tips on how to get the most out of your storage space: Classify items by season, activity, or size. Store winter clothing and items together, place furniture around the perimeter or in one specific area. Mark…

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July 28, 2017

Questions to Ask Yourself When Decluttering

If you want to live a clutter-free home or office space, there are some questions to ask and a couple hard truths to face. Answer these following questions as truthfully as possible and a clutter-free space could be in your horizon. 1. When was the last time I actually used this? Storage experts believe that the most distant answer to this question should be “five months.” If this item has not been appreciated, touched, or seen the light of day in more than 150 days, this item has to go. Most household belongings that this question applies to are clothes and random keepsakes. Finding it hard to let go of your kid’s painting from preschool 10 years ago? A digital…

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July 20, 2017

How to Determine a Storage Unit Facility Has Great Security

If you are interested in finding a self storage unit that protects your belongings, you’re seeking a company that has great security measures. The more capable your storage company is at securing your belongings, the more you can trust them. Here are some tips to help you find a storage facility that puts security first: #1: Visit three different facilities. When finding a place to store your valuables and personal belongings, speak to at least three different companies. Not only should you compare rates, unit sizes, and additional features, you’ll be able to see firsthand what kind of security they provide. #2: Ask about video surveillance. Ask about the technology and software the facility uses. Perhaps you’re interested in high-quality…

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July 20, 2017

Does Size Matter? How to Choose the Right Storage Space

Does your house seem crowded? Are you selling a home and need to reduce the clutter? Do you simply want a little more breathing room? Renting a storage unit is a great and affordable option. With so many different sizes and options available, does size really matter? It certainly does. Consider the Size and Number of Storage Items Write down everything you plan to put inside your storage unit. Next, take measurements of every item, capturing the height, width, and depth. It is also a smart idea to think of any items that can be stacked safely. After adding up all three dimensions for everything, you can make an estimate for what size of storage unit you will need to…

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June 29, 2017

How to Find the Best Storage Company for You

Storage companies are useful whether you are planning to move, downsize, or simply need a safe location to keep your valuables and belongings. Knowing what to look for when choosing a reliable storage company near you improves the likelihood you’ll be satisfied with the service and can afford it. Location   Comparing various local storage locations is recommended to anyone seeking storage solutions. Depending on your current address and whether or not you are moving, the geographic location is a factor in your decision. One nearby storage unit may be more convenient than another, saving you time when accessing your unit(s) or retrieving items. Price and Type Of Unit   Because storage units vary and some places have more availability…

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