Meet the Storage Unit Size Calculator

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  One thing I find annoying is wanting to buy an item or service, but not being able to figure out exactly what I need. It can help to talk with a salesperson, but sometimes I just want to get my answers quietly at 10 p.m. with a laptop balanced on my lap while I click around on the TV. And I don’t think I’m alone! If you’re wondering what size storage unit you need, the good news is that ­– night owl or early bird – you can get an answer right away, wherever you are.     Storage Calculator Gives Quick Answers to Storage Unit Size … [More]

Prepare Your RV to Roll into Summer

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  RVs everywhere are stretching their collective arms, giving out big yawns, and preparing themselves to get on the road again. If only it were that simple! But, of course, our RVs need us to wake them gently in the spring.   You probably carefully winterized your RV last fall, but now you have a few more spring maintenance tasks to complete. Keep yourself motivated while getting your motorhome ready for summer by anticipating all the fun ahead!     RV Spring Maintenance Checklist: Make it Roadworthy   Here’s a handy checklist to get you moving in the right direction with your RV before your first trip after storage. … [More]

What to Know When Storing Your Classic Car

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Classic cars don’t always do well in harsh weather, making seasonal car storage a must in many areas. But but storing a vintage automobile is different from other types of storage. Below are some things that you need to know and do when looking for and storing your vehicle:   Winter Maintenance You’ve invested a lot of time and money in your classic car, so it’s important that you make sure it’s in good running order before storing it. You, or your mechanic, should give it a full inspection and address any issues before locking it up for the season. It’s also wise to take the car in … [More]

Worst Advice You’ll Hear about Car Storage

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  There’s plenty of bad advice out there, and it often comes from well-meaning people. Yet, when it comes to car storage, you should do your own research for best results! Preparing for car storage can help you can avoid some problems like paint damage, fused wipers, flat spots and more.   Whether it’s bad advice you hear, or your own voice whispering in your ear, remember to avoid the bad car storage advice below, and you’ll have a happier car storage experience.     Go ahead and store a dirty car, who cares. No way. Stuff left on the exterior of your car can cause paint damage. … [More]

How to Monitor Your Storage Unit’s Climate Control

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  Although your storage facility is dedicated to maintaining the perfect temperature and humidity in your climate-controlled unit, it can never hurt to be vigilant.   Whenever you visit, check to ensure the space is just how you need it to be. If you’re away for lengthy periods and unable to check yourself, contact the building manager at regular intervals to request a report on the temperature and humidity levels in your unit.   Climate-controlled storage units should maintain temperatures between 55°F and 85°F. Average relative humidity levels for indoor spaces should be between 35 percent and 45 percent.   Place a thermometer and a humidity card or … [More]

Should you Choose Outdoor or Indoor Storage For Your Vehicle?

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Are you looking to store your vehicle, but don’t know what type of unit to rent? Both drive-up indoor and outdoor vehicle storage units have their benefits. Your decision will ultimately depend on the vehicle you plan to store, the level of protection you need, and your budget. Here are some factors to consider:   Protection From the Elements Drive-up interior storage units are enclosed with roll-up doors like a garage. These units offer a high level protection from the elements and some even provide climate control. They are ideal for storing vintage or custom sports cars that need a high level of attention and upkeep. Outdoor storage spaces … [More]

Tips to Follow when Storing Your Car

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When storing your car for a period of time, there are a lot of things you need to do to make sure its components last during its period of non-use. To help you out, we interviewed automotive expert Tom Mollo of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and asked him to share his most recommended car storage tips.     We’ve also summarized Tom’s car storage tips below for your convenience. Be sure to follow these guidelines and recommendations when storing your vehicle to ensure its it top condition when you go to drive it again.   Top off the fuel tank Add a fuel stabalizer Change the oil and … [More]

Questions To Ask When Looking at Storage Facilities

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You’re hot on the trail of a quality storage space for your stuff. You’ve narrowed down the size and type of unit you’ll need and the general location you’ll be targeting.   Now the question is which of the facilities in the area to sign on with. What are helpful questions to ask when you visit? Take this list with you and you’ll be on your way.   How will your stuff be treated? Does the facility have units of the size and type you’ll need? Can you get a sufficiently convenient unit, with drive-up access or proximity to a door? Does the facility have climate-controlled units, if … [More]

Storing Your Vehicle During the Home Selling Process

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In a competitive sellers’ market, excellent home “staging” (arranging and prepping your home so that it appeals to buyers) is crucial. While it’s true that a lived-in look enhances your chance of a sale, having too much stuff, or the wrong stuff, can work against home sellers. While many sellers rent storage space to reduce clutter in their home while it’s for sale, many don’t think to store their vehicles. This is unfortunate, because storing unneeded vehicles, including boats, second cars, RVs and snowmobiles, may be a good strategy for getting your home sold. Here’s why: Vehicles take up a lot of space. This can make your garage … [More]

Why You’ll Need Climate Controlled Storage After Moving

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  You’ve been busy locating new housing and packing up boxes, so the last thing you want to worry about is your belongings getting damaged after the move. Thinking ahead now can help prevent disasters (large or small) later.   There are several reasons you may need to protect your belongings with climate controlled storage after relocating. No matter which reason applies to you, when you select storage with climate control, your belongings are housed in a safe, constant environment. Temperatures within climate controlled storage units range from 55 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, climate controlled storage offers greater protection from humidity, dust and pests.     After relocating, … [More]