Hello, my name is Jacob Langston. My father passed away two years ago, and I inherited his entire estate. Dad was a great guy, but he sure did have a lot of stuff. He lived in a large home, and I honestly don’t think he changed a thing since my mother died twelve years before him. I couldn't afford to keep the house, so selling it was one of the first things I had to take care of. I was at a loss for what to do with all the belongings inside. I had to start moving things out in order to get the house ready to sell. Once it sold, I had to move the rest out. I hired a moving and storage company to help with this daunting task, and am I glad I did. Stay tuned as I share this adventure with you!
If you're moving and you have to put a lot of your personal items into a self-storage unit, there are a few things you want to know before you load a unit up. You want to find a unit that is going to be safe for your items, and you want to protect all of the items so they are in the same condition when you come home as they were when you put them in the unit. Here are a few things you want to consider when checking out places and packing your belongings.
Look for Units with Cylinder Locks and Security
Look for storage facilities that use cylinder locks instead of padlocks. Padlocks are easy to damage with a heavy item or a pair of bolt cutters, allowing someone into your space easily. The cylinder locks are more secure, and you won't have to worry about someone cutting your security mechanism.
You also want to pick a storage facility that has security cameras and a gated entrance. If people need to have a code to get past the front gate and they know they are on a security camera, it can help reduce theft.
You don't want items to get wet and moldy from condensation or other moisture problems, and you don't want items to get stained by dust. Seal all of the items in your unit that could be affected by moisture, odors or staining, to make sure they stay safe. You could use plastic totes, zipping bags, or even garbage bags to protect the different items.
Use Rodent Protection
If mice, rats, chipmunks or squirrels get into your unit, you could have a variety of damage. The rodents could chew through the different items, leave scratches from their claws, and leave droppings. Dropping inhalation or contact is dangerous, it causes odors, and it can deteriorate some of the items in your storage unit.
Self-storage units, like those at Epic Group Inc, are a great way to store your items when you don't have room in your current living space, or if you're going to be going out of the area for an extended period of time. Make sure you read all of the lease expectations before you commit to the terms, so you know exactly what you're getting into. There are many great units with high security and indoor or heated options, so you can feel your items are safe when you leave them.Share