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Tips for Renting a Mini Storage Space

You are looking at renting a mini storage unit if your garage is full or you are downsizing. That’s great! It’s a popular option. It’s easy to find mini storage https://zh.brilliant-storage.com/aberdeen-blue-box-11-f 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 the changing seasons. Concrete floors can sweat when the air is warmer than the ground’s. If the air is warm, concrete floors can actually feel the moisture building up. By storing your boxes on pallets you can increase the air circulation, not just above and around the items but also below them. This will ensure that everything stays dry. Keep a little room between the storage area walls and your stored objects to increase air movement.

Tip Two. Keep commonly used items near the entryway.

If you store something you will be using often, keep it closer than the entrance of your storage unit. Not only is this dangerous but also a waste of your time. I play golf and it’s not possible to leave my clubs at home when your sons want to borrow everything. I store them in my storage box and they are always near the doorway to my unit. Just grab them and go!

Third Tip – Take a look at your homeowners and vehicle insurance policies.

You should review the insurance policies of your homeowner and renter to determine if goods you keep in a rental unit are covered. Most mini storage facilities will offer coverage for your items in the unlikely event of a disaster. However they will not cover damages to unsecured or improperly packed items. Insurance will protect your antique car and chinaware sets.