Storage Tips

July 28th, 2021

Self-storage companies have made it easy to store the things you need in safe keeping for any amount of time. If you’re renovating your home, self-storage is a great idea to store extra furniture to prevent damage. If you find yourself moving, then self-storage is a reliable way to put the things that matter to you most in place where you can take them out later. Even if you just need a place for your collectibles, hobby overflow, business inventory, or somewhere to store the memories of the things you love, then self-storage is the way to go.

BEWARE! Not all self-storage companies are the same. You’ll need to do your homework to find the right storage facility for you. There are many things you should take into consideration when storing your treasured items such as security, climate control, and accessibility. Once you’ve done your homework, it’s time to store your stuff.

Self-Storage Made Easy

Here are a few tips to keep in mind that will make your self-storage experience as easy as it can be.

Dryer sheets for the win!

Drop in a few dryer sheets with your stored items to keep them smelling fresh, especially if you are storing fabrics such as clothing or quilts.

Aisles make things easy

If you have a larger unit, keep in mind that you may need to reach things in the back, and making small aisles to move through can make it easy to reach those items.

Store smarter

Stack boxes of the same size straight to the ceiling and turn furniture to the side to make more room. Filling spaces like drawers is also a great space saving tip to get everything you can from your unit.

Label everything

It may go without saying, but label everything. You’ll thank us when you’re in a hurry.

Drip, Drip, Dry

If you’re storing appliances, it’s important to apply one simple rule if they use water, DRAIN THEM! Unless you just love that musty swamp smell all over your stuff, drain them thoroughly before putting them into storage.

These are just some of the top things our customers have mentioned. Every self-storage experience will be unique, so be sure to speak to the on-site professional at any Key Storage property for the advice that would be specific to your needs. Need help finding a location, we can help!

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