Whether you’re a self storage rookie, veteran or looking to store small household items, business equipment or vehicles, we’re sure you will find valuable information here.
Your Perfect Self Storage Unit
There are many types of self storage facilities to choose from, so It’s important that you choose the facility that’s right for you. They range from simple home goods self storage facilities to facilities specialized in vehicle self storage, boat self storage, or business self storage, and more. Here you’ll find information about each self storage facility type as well as descriptions of the various amenities available.
Self Storage Packing Tips
Good packing is important when storing your items in a self storage unit. Proper packing and labeling will help you avoid any damages to your items and save you time and money in the long run. There are many things you can do to keep your self storage unit organized. Here at StorPlace you’ll find valuable self storage packing information that will help you protect your stored items and make life easier.
Everything Self Storage
Keeping your items safely packed and stored is only one part of the equation. Knowing about your self storage facility’s policies, terms and conditions, and practices is also very important for a smooth self storage experience. We’ll give you important tips to keep in mind when dealing with self storage facilities.
Quantify Your Storage Load
Take stock of how big the items are that you need to store when choosing both the size of your self storage unit and a transportation method. Always estimate a bit over in the size unit you’ll need, as it’s best to have too much space than too little. Also consider if you’ll need a moving truck to get your stored items from the storage facility to home, or if a few friends and cars can do the job.
Get Help For The Heavy Stuff
Don’t tackle the heavy items alone, grab a few friends and load as a team. Take advantage of any free loading equipment that your storage facility provides like carts or dollies and save the stress on your back. If you’re lifting a lot of heavy items, you may want to look into lift assist straps or a lumbar support “back support belt”.
Deciding on a Unit
You have several options when finding the self storage unit that’s perfect for your needs. Some things to consider when choosing your unit include:
SIZE – Most units are sold according to square footage. Measure large items to ensure they will fit in the space you choose!
INDOOR or OUTDOOR – Outdoor facilities are best for large items like vehicles and lawn equipment, boxed items and valuables are better stored at indoor facilities.
ACCESS – Do you need 24/7 immediate access to your unit at all times? Will you need special equipment to load/unload?
Self Storage for Students & Military Personnel
Most people think of self storage as a permanent solution to their extra items, but what about when you only need to store your belongings for a few months? College students and active duty military personnel may only need 2-9 months of storage space, and many self storage facilities cater specifically to their needs.
Temporary Storage For College Students
When the cost of shipping your valuables to mom and dad’s house for safe-keeping while you’re on break blows your budget, you may want to consider self storage. The self storage facilities near your campus know that your storage needs are unique, which is why many of them will offer smaller units and discounts or special deals to students.
The Early Bird Gets the Worm
Self storage is becoming a popular option for students across the country. If you know you’ll be going away for the summer or Christmas break, you should start looking for a unit well in advance. Otherwise, you may have to settle for a self storage facility that’s a few miles away from campus.
Now on to packing…
When storing your electronics, appliances, or valuables, you’ll need to make sure they are packed into suitable containers and organized accordingly. If you’ll be storing dishware and clothing, be sure to wash and dry everything before packing them into boxes or storage containers. Any leftover food or dirt can create mold or mildew and ruin your stored items.
Once your belongings are packed, you should take time to label your boxes and storage containers. Knowing where everything is will save you time when you get back to campus.
Please come visit us at the Murfreesboro Road StorPlace Self Storage for all your storage needs.