So, you have a limited amount of space in your garage. Or maybe you are downsizing to smaller homes or offices and are looking into renting a storage unit. That’s great! It is a very popular option. It’s easy to find mini storage facilities in just about any American city. There are a few storage tips that will help you make the most of your unit. They have been useful for me for many years.
Tip One – Keeping your stuff dry.
Use cargo pallets for keeping boxed items dry. This is not a problem with rain or snow, but with changing seasons. Concrete floors can sweat when the air is warmer than the concrete floor’s surface in spring. If the air is warm, concrete floors can actually feel the moisture building up. You can increase the air circulation by storing your boxes on pallets. The air will circulate not only around the sides, but also under the items. This will ensure that everything stays dry. Keep a little room between the storage unit walls, and your stored goods to increase air movement.
Tip Two — Keep frequently used items near to the entryway.
If you store something you use often, keep it closer than the entrance of your storage unit. It’s a waste of time and dangerous to climb over mountains of boxes just to find what you need. For example, I love golf but it’s not possible to leave my clubs at home when your sons want to borrow everything. They’re kept in my storage unit so that I don’t have to use them. When I do need them, they are always near the entryway of the unit. Grab ’em, and you are good to go!
Tip Three — Review your homeowners and automobile insurance policies.
You should review the insurance policy of your homeowner or renter to determine if goods stored in rental facilities are covered. Most mini storage facilities will offer coverage in the event you are displaced by a natural catastrophe. But they will not cover damages to items that are unsecured or were damaged through poor packing and handling. Insurance will protect your antique car and chinaware sets.