Sensible Tips For Keeping Your Storage Facility Rental Space In Tip-Top Shape
Across the United States, among the people who rent space from a storage facility, 65% have a garage at home, 47% have an attic, and 33% have a basement. For most people, there isn’t necessarily a shortage of self-storage space at home. However, it’s prudent to look at storage facilities when decluttering your home. Renting space from a storage facility can be a wise investment, but it needs to be done correctly.
If you’re wondering how one needs to be attentive to self-storage units, we’ll start by telling you a storage facility isn’t a place to haphazardly heap the things you want out of sight. Proper storage practices begin with organization and following some guidance that’s not directly expressed. We’ve gathered a few tenets you should follow when you’re about to begin occupying space at a storage facility.
Before you put anything in your storage unit, make sure you can store your things off the ground. Whether it’s pallets, shelves, or whatever you choose to use, keeping your items off the ground is incredibly important. It’s especially important if you’re not sure of the year-round conditions of the storage facility. You certainly wouldn’t want an errant spill or leak to ruin your things because they were just sitting on the ground. First things first, protect your goods.
These are your things. Too many people rent storage space as a closet where they can put their unwanted things to be out of sight and out of mind. Treat it as a non-livable extension of your house and maximize your space by keeping track of what you have stored, what can be gotten rid of or donated, what things are for seasonal storage, etc. Keep it updated and you’ll never enter your storage space needing to go on a scavenger hunt.
It’s An Investment
Remember, you’re renting space from a storage facility. You’re investing in space to keep your things. It’s in your best interest to treat the facility itself with care. Follow the posted rules of the facility, don’t trash your space, and be courteous to neighbor storers and facility personnel alike. It may seem obvious, but plenty of people who rent storage spaces don’t take care of the space itself and find themselves paying fines they could’ve avoided by being a little more conscientious of their rental.
There isn’t much to the sensible storage game. It’s really all about taking care of your things and taking care of the space. If you can respect your things, you can respect where they’re stored. Once you’ve figured that out, the rest comes naturally and you’ll be able to pick up some nifty hacks of your own along the way.