A self storage unit can come in handy for anyone in the middle of a move, making room for a new family member, or who needs some additional space at home. But it’s not as simple as renting storage and moving everything to a unit.
There are several items that need special attention in storage, particularly those sensitive to temperature fluctuations and humidity. These items need climate-controlled storage.
If you don’t plan on using your four-wheeler during the winter, having it take up valuable space in your garage or driveway is kind of pointless. Ever thought about moving it to a self storage unit? It’s an affordable option that allows you to keep your all-terrain vehicle out of the way and safe from winter weather.
But storing an ATV isn’t as simple as shutting and locking the door on a storage unit. You need to prepare it for long-term storage and find a facility that makes storing an ATV easy. Here’s what you need to consider…
For small businesses and startups, finding an office space with enough room for your operations doesn’t always jibe with the budget you have. Rather than dive headfirst into an expensive or long-term lease for a space you’ll outgrow in a few months, consider housing your business at a self storage facility. With amenities like Wi-Fi, electrical outlets, and business centers, storage facilities can support your operations. Also, a storage unit is a much cheaper alternative to leasing an office space.
When you’re moving to a new home, not everything is going to fit into a standard moving box. An outdoor grill, for example, needs some special thought during the moving process. How are you going to get it there? Does it have to be cleaned? Will you have to remove the charcoal or propane tank? These are all questions you’ll have to ask.
But what about those times when you can’t move in to your new home right away? If you’re staying with family or renting a hotel room for a short time because you had to move out of your old home before your new home was ready, chances are you’re not going to be able to bring all of your possessions along—that includes your grill.
Forklifts used in warehouses have a safe storage place when they’re not in use. But what about construction forklifts that don’t have shelter during the off-season?
Although forklifts used outdoors are built to be more resilient than their indoor counterparts, you don’t want to leave them outside where they can get damaged. Besides the threat of vandalism to company property, there’s always a concern with rain, snow, humidity, and heat, all of which can cause corrosion that wears on a forklift’s exterior, as well as the interior components. And because forklifts are expensive machinery, repairing or replacing them can be a costly issue for your company. This is why it’s important to protect forklifts when they’re not in use.
Karla Wold has some experience with moving. Before her husband retired from the U.S. Air Force, Wold and her family of six moved across the country seven times. Military families all over the U.S. have similar experiences. They get orders, pack up, and move…over and over again. And many times, families aren’t just moving across town or even across the state. Wold says her farthest move was from Montana to Florida, a trek with more than 2,000 miles in between.
Even in the age of digital downloads and fantasy leagues, baseball fans love collecting baseball cards. It’s a tradition that’s celebrated America’s pastime for more than 100 years, and for many collectors, it’s more than just a hobby—it’s a passion.
Stamp collecting has been considered “the hobby of kings and the king of hobbies” for years, and collectors go to great lengths to ensure that their collections stay in perfect condition. Whether you’re a beginner, seasoned professional, or you recently inherited a collection, it’s important that you find a safe place for your collection in order to keep it in good condition for many years to come—and we’re not talking a plastic bin at home.
With wedding season coming to a close, DJs will soon find themselves needing to store audio equipment and any lights or fog machines they use during their gigs. While speakers, lighting, and other equipment are capable of withstanding short-term exposure to outdoor elements like heat and humidity, keeping them in a garage or an uncontrolled environment over a long period of time isn’t a good idea.
Vinyl record collectors of all ages take pride in the records they’ve accumulated. But a large collection takes up much more space than today’s iPod, which means they can crowd already cramped living spaces. Fortunately, storing your vinyl record collection in a self storage unit is a sensible solution to keeping your home organized without having to sacrifice your old-school music.