When you move you might need secured climate storage.
It’s storage for the stuff that you can’t sell but also don’t want in your house. Think of it as the island of misfit toys but instead of unwanted Christmas gifts it’s Grandma’s collection of porcelain cats that for some reason her ghost will never forgive you if you throw out. Or, the couch that has sentimental value to you but not your S.O. Or, clutter that has potential. Or the One Ring, because going to Mordor didn’t fit in with your moving budget.
No matter what the reason you’re keeping your items, secured climate storage is the best place to put the things you’re not quite sure what to do with yet. Not any storage will do. There are key things to consider when deciding what kind of storage your items need.
Make Sure It’s Clean. That means making sure your storage unit prevents racoons, rats, termites, and other harmful critters into your space. Nothing is truly worse entering a storage unit that has been infested with unwanted guests contaminating your furniture. While there are things you can do on your own a good self-storage facility will contract with a pest control professional who visits regularly. It’s extremely important to prevent infestations because pests can do plenty of damage to tenants’ belongings.
Make Sure It’s Secure. Secured climate storage facilities should be just that: secured. You should use cylinder locks which have no exposed hasp to be cut by bolt cutters.
Also, check to see if the facility you are talking to has installed alarms on each door in their facility so they can know the exact time of day that every storage unit is accessed. To de-activate the alarm on a unit, the customer keys in their personal passcode. If an unauthorized entry occurs, the alarm will sound, immediately identifying which unit has been entered.
Most facilities these days have at least a few video cameras on the site. Make sure that the facility you rent from has more than just a few, and that their cameras are covering as much of the property as possible. Finally, make sure that they are digitally recording the video 24 hours a day.
Decide on Short Term or Long Term. Short term and long term commitments look very different regardless of the situation. When storing belongings for short periods of time, it is usually okay to pack them closer together. When storing belongings for longer periods of time, however, providing extra space not only for ventilation, but also for a walkway so you can get to your items is also vital. For belongings that you may need to access regularly, consider leaving enough space in your unit for an aisle. Then, be sure to arrange those belongings along the aisle for easy access. (Here is a how to guide on organizing your storage unit.)
When it is not practical for you to take all your belongings with you after moving in to a new home or office, or if the move will take longer than expected due to a delay in house closing, you may need to store anything you leave behind in a safe and secure storage facility. If this is the case, you can always trust Best Deal Movers to keep your precious belongings protected for as long as you need them to be. We’ll even do professional packing so your items are safely and neatly stored.