Benefits of Using a Storage Unit

March 17th, 2020

If you have a lot of belongings and a home or some other space that cannot accommodate all your possessions, you may be stuck thinking about what to do with it all. You don’t want to create a clutter at home, but you also do not want to throw your belongings away because some may hold sentimental value. Thankfully, today, you have other options that can allow you to protect and keep your possessions. This peace of mind can be had with using a storage unit to hold your prized possessions. Wondering how you can benefit from storing your possessions in a storage unit? Check out these benefits of renting a storage unit to house your belongings.

Protection from the Elements

When your home is overflowing with your stuff and space is running out to put them, every spot that is available becomes another storage space. Whether it’s the attic, cupboards, basement or exterior storage shed, filling everywhere you possibly can will quickly make your home look like a hoarders’ paradise. However, your valuables shouldn’t be stored in any old place, where it’s cold, damp and dark. In these environments, your possessions could easily be at risk to sustain damage. Climate can have an impact on certain items and the way they are stored. With a storage unit, your stuff possessions are protected from the elements. Storage units are typically controlled-climate environments that prevent damage to your items. Rest easy knowing that issues such as condensation will not affect your possessions when placed in a storage unit.

Added Space for Storage

Storage units allow for the organization of your possessions. You can designate a space for the things that you want to use right now and those that you will need later. Knowing where to find all the things that you possess when in storage is important and a storage unit has enough space to organize things in a way that makes them accessible. There are companies that offer different size storage units that can match your specific needs. You can have enough space, more than you have at home by renting a storage unit. With a storage unit, you don’t need to cram any items into a space or forget where to find them, if you label them properly. You’ll have more space, opportunity to organize your items and an easier way to find them.

Secure Location

If you have concerns about theft, a storage unit provides a layer of security that you never had before. While your home may be a safe space for housing your possessions, it’s not generally wise to have all your valuables in a single location. With a storage unit, you reduce that risk significantly. It is common for most storage units to feature different layers of protection, which can include secure locks, CCTV and constant security monitoring. Some storage units are located in highly secured buildings or lots that can only be entered with secure access. A secure location allows you the peace of mind to go about your day and not worry that thieves could access your possessions.

Cost Effective Solution

With a sizable amount of possession to house, the cost of storage may be a cause of concern, especially when you are on a tight budget with little room for additional expenses. There may be some room for flexibility when it comes to the cost of a rented storage unit, in that, the amount of storage you need in a particular time-span is the amount you’ll pay for. A storage unit could be especially useful if your living arrangement is temporary and you need an affordable way to store your possessions. 

Establish a Permanent Storage Base

If you have temporary accommodations, finding an efficient way to manage your possessions can be a challenge. You can’t possibly take all your belongings with you wherever you go,  and not having a primary base to house them is not practical. With a storage unit for your items, you will have a permanent base for your stuff, where they’ll be safe and not cost you an arm and a leg. If you continue to pay your bills, your possessions will be where you stored them and you’ll have access to them when you need them. 

When you are trying to decide whether or not you need a storage unit for your possessions, think about these mentioned benefits and how they apply to your specific circumstances. For your storage needs, RARE Moving & Storage can provide you with affordable and reliable services that will guarantee the security and space for all your valuables. RARE Moving & Storage is the storage company that you can depend on when you need to keep clutter at bay, find a permanent base for your belongings and protect your valuable possessions, whether in the short-term or for an extended period.

Best Way to Pack a Storage Unit

December 9th, 2019

Storage units can be expensive, so maximizing space in a smaller unit can make a difference. You can keep more in the unit if you can learn to pack your belongings neatly and efficiently!

Size of the Storage Unit

It’s important to consider the size of the unit you want to rent. If you think you’ll need two of them, just opt for a larger one to save money.

Make sure to walk around your home and see what items you are putting in storage, and try to figure out which ones can be stacked or which ones will take up the most space. If you are putting items in storage for a move, try to see which ones the owner of the new home will let you place in the garage or other areas of the house before completely moving in. That way, bigger items won’t have to go in paid storage and take up that space.

Storage Boxes

Make sure to pack strategically. Pick boxes that are roughly the same shape and size as each other. This way, they will be easier to fit in the storage unit. If you don’t get moving boxes, try plastic totes with an actual cover or lid.

If you are looking for free boxes, stop by fast food restaurants and ask for old food boxes and have the manager hold them for you.

Always remember to never pack liquids, chemicals, batteries, food, aerosol cans or sprays, etc., in a storage units. These are usually on the list of items not allowed in a storage unit facility.

Order of Packing the Storage Unit

Packing up a storage unit can seem like playing Tetris. You have to find out what fits where, but always make sure boxes go in the back. Furniture and oddly shaped items go towards the front. If you are using a storage unit for a move, you’ll need the furniture first anyways. Boxes and bins can fit in a car rather than putting them all in a moving truck.

Materials Needed for the Unit

Make sure you keep a step ladder handy, as well as a tape measure. The step ladder can help you stack your boxes, and the tape measure can help you figure out how much space you have to work with. Maximize your space so that you can get your moneys worth!

Contact Us

RARE Moving & Storage is here for all of your moving and storage needs. Contact us today at (617) 825-7273 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to hearing and working with you!