Most Popular Items to Storage in a Storage Unit

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It’s no surprise that storage units are an excellent way to keep your belongings safe- after all, storage is the name of the game. However, there are so many possibilities that you might get overwhelmed. The modern American household has plenty of excess stuff. Sure, you could throw it away, but many items can hold a strong sentimental value for you or your family. At Texas Mega Storage, we are here to help you securely store your most valuable items, no matter what they are. If you can’t decide what to put in your storage unit, that’s no problem. Here are some of the most popular items that people choose to store in their self-storage units. Common Items Stored in a Storage Unit Holiday Decorations Everybody loves to see seasonal decorations. Whether it’s a spooky Halloween prop or some patriotic decorations for the Fourth of July, holiday decor is always a delight to see. However, when it’s out of season, these holiday decorations can do nothing but take up valuable space in your home. You can stuff them in your basement, attic, or garage, but wouldn’t you rather use that space for something more valuable? For this reason, many people choose to store their holiday decorations in a storage unit. With your favorite string of LED lights secure in self-storage, you can take them out seasonally and not have to worry about running out of space in your home. Books Books enrich the mind, but if you’re a bookworm, they can take up far more space than your bookshelf provides. You only have so much room for bookshelves in your home, and you don’t want your books spilling out onto every available surface. With our self-storage units, you can rest assured that your book collection is in a safe environment with easy access whenever you’d like to read one. If your book collection is particularly valuable, our climate-controlled storage can help keep your books safe in a constantly-managed environment. Home Media CDs, VHS tapes, and cassettes may be out-of-date, but you could ...


Texas Mega Storage
November 3rd, 2022


Best Security for a Storage Unit

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When protecting your personal belongings, finding a secure storage unit is essential. Before you book your unit, there are a few things to consider. Ask your local storage unit facility if they provide these security measures at their storage unit. 1. Fully Manned 24/7 CCTV Surveillance CCTV surveillance is one of the most important things to look for in a storage facility, as it will allow you to see what's going on around your unit 24 hours a day. If you have any concerns about damage or theft from another customer or their belongings, you can review CCTV footage to see if anything happened while you weren't there. CCTV coverage should cover all entrances, exits, and corridors leading up to each unit. Suppose your unit is in an open area without direct access to CCTV cameras. In that case, air conditioning units often obscure camera views so that no one can see inside your unit without entering through an entrance. The level of coverage also depends on how many people work at the facility during opening hours and whether they have direct access to each unit — if so, fewer cameras are needed than if only staff members with keys can access each. 2. Adequate Lighting If you've ever walked around your neighborhood at night, you know how dark it can be. It's even darker when it's inside a building or area that doesn't have adequate lighting. This darkness can cause problems for customers and staff members who work late at the facility. For example, if someone wanted to break into your unit, they could easily do so without anyone noticing until it was too late. That is especially true if your access code has been compromised by someone who knows your personal information or has access to it through hacking into your accounts online or by phone. The best way to ensure that your properties are safe is through adequate lighting throughout the property. Not only will this help keep people out of storage units ...


Texas Mega Storage
September 28th, 2022


How-To Store a Motorcycle for Self-Storage

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If you own a motorcycle, you know just how difficult it can be trying to find a place to store it when it’s not in use. Here at Texas Mega Storage, we understand your dilemma and want to lend a helping hand. Our units are ideal for motorcycle self-storage and so much more. So, if the outside elements are putting your motorcycle at risk, read this guide to learn how you can put your ride in storage and enjoy peace of mind. Things to Consider When Storing Your Motorcycle in a Storage Unit in Spring, Texas Unlike a box of dishes or knickknacks, putting a motorcycle in storage requires some careful planning and preventative steps. Below, we discuss the most important aspects to consider before bringing in your motorcycle. It Has to Run Rules and regulations dictate that your motorcycle has to run before you can put it in a storage facility. It doesn’t have to look the greatest, but you need to be able to show that it’s in good, running condition. You Have to Own It The motorcycle you put in storage must be your own. You therefore have to show your vehicle registration and prove that it’s your motorcycle. To help save time, remember to bring your motorcycle’s paperwork with you when picking out a storage unit. Save the Tune-Ups for Home Unfortunately, you can’t use a storage facility to work on your motorcycle. If you believe it needs some tinkering, try to take care of it before you bring it in. You don’t want to store a motorcycle that’s leaking fluids, for example. Fill ‘er Up You want your motorcycle to have a safe time in storage. One way you can ensure this is to fill up its tank before bringing it in. A fuel tank that’s sitting on empty or even has only a little bit of gas in it can cause the tank to rust due to condensation. Moreover, it’s a good idea to use some fuel stabilizer, too, as doing so will prevent deterioration. So ...


Texas Mega Storage
September 6th, 2022


Why Customer Service Is So Important with a Storage Unit Company

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It is becoming increasingly important to maintain 5-star customer service for every industry. Companies lose billions in revenue each year because of poor customer service, and with the constant migration toward fully digital experiences, this experience is going to become even more vital over the years. Why Is the Customer Experience So Important with A Self Storage Unit? The biggest reason that the customer experience becomes so crucial with a self-storage business, is that there is very few customer-facing personnel that your customers deal with. You likely have a digital entry system, that only allows paid customers to enter and access their property, and perhaps some on-site maintenance personnel, but that’s probably the extent of it. This means since there are so few opportunities to connect with the customer, each interaction has to be 5-star. The customer is likely only there to do one of a few potential actions, such as rent a unit, pay their bill, bring something into or out of storage, or get packing and moving supplies. Every time a member of the staff interacts with a customer this way, it should be absolutely excellent. Tips For Boosting Customer Experience Ratings Become The Face of Your Business If you have a relatively small business, you can develop effective branding for your facility. If you, as the manager, become the face of that business, it can bring a different energy to your daily operations. You’ll be able to tap into your energy and enthusiasm reserves and flex your positive attitude to the benefit of your guests. Make Yourself Available If you are going to be unavailable for stretches of time, longer than a coffee break, be sure you have a line for customers to reach you. You should be reachable no matter where on the property you are, and where the customer is located. Let the customer know you’re on your way to help them with whatever they need. One of the biggest ways to stretch your front desk presence while not actually being at ...


Texas Mega Storage
July 27th, 2022


5 Self Storage Mistakes

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Self-storage is convenient for several situations, but people also make several mistakes when choosing self-storage. When people do not use self-storage correctly, they run the risk of putting their items in danger. Please continue reading to learn everything you need about self-storage mistakes that you can easily avoid. You do not need to lose money and important valuables when choosing a self-storage solution. However, if you are careful and avoid mistakes, self-storage is an excellent way to keep your items safe. Common Self Storage Mistakes Skipping the Storage Insurance Many people make the mistake of not getting insurance when they use self-storage. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that someone will not break into your storage unit and steal your stuff. However, when you have insurance on your items, you can at least get financial compensation back if your items get stolen. Also, self-storage insurance is affordable and can prevent you from losing money. The following are benefits to keeping storage insurance when you use self-storage. Protect yourself financially against theft and damage. Reduce emotional stress caused by losing important items. Have a sense of preparation when you use self-storage. Minimize business and personal losses. Skipping out on storage insurance can cause you great emotional and financial distress. Most people value the items in their storage units even if they don't make use of them every day, and losing these items can be detrimental to your mental well-being. It is important to remember that accidents and thefts do happen, and you need to protect yourself from those potential situations. Picking too Large of a Storage Unit The larger a storage unit you buy, the more money you will spend to rent it out every month. You should assess your space needs and then rent out a storage unit that properly suits those needs so that you don't waste money by picking a storage unit that's too big. Picking too Small of a Storage Unit Even though you can waste money when you pick too large a storage unit, picking too small a ...


Texas Mega Storage
June 27th, 2022


Different Types of Locks for a Storage Unit

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A storage unit makes a lot of sense for just about every type of person. If you are neat and tidy and want to keep your home that way, a storage unit will allow you to keep certain items safely hidden away until you need them again. Less mess and less stress. If you are someone who has a hard time giving up your possessions and throwing things away, a storage unit allows you to give a home to those pieces of property you just can’t say goodbye to. And if you are a member of a growing family, a storage unit lets you protect certain items that may not have a place in your home for now. There are plenty of people who need storage units - and plenty of reasons why they want them. But a storage unit is only a waste of your time and money if it isn’t secure. If your storage unit isn’t safe from the elements and outside intruders it serves no purpose at all. And what better way to protect your unit than a good, strong, high-quality lock. The thing is that there are so many locks on the market today and that means there are so many options for you when you are buying your storage unit. Which one is right for you? Which one will get the job done and work within your budget? Luckily, no matter what you’re putting in your storage unit, there is a lock that will keep it safe, secure, and comfortable for as long as you need. Storage Unit Locks Combination And Dial Lock You have likely used a combination and dial lock in your life. They are easy to use and they always get the job done too. They don’t require a key to use. Instead, all you need to do is enter a number combination via a dial. Similarly, you may dial a code into the pad to unlock it. This is easily one of the more popular ...


Texas Mega Storage
May 25th, 2022


What Not to Store in a Storage Unit

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Storage units are great for keeping items if you are moving, or if you don't have enough room at home. If you are planning to utilize a locker for yourself, it can be helpful to know what you should not keep inside a locker. This knowledge can prevent damage and regret down the line. Read on to learn more about items you cannot keep inside a storage unit. Even though it might seem simpler to lock them away, you should take care to avoid putting these things inside. Understanding what can and cannot be stored will help you make the right choices when selecting what to put inside your locker. What should I avoid storing in my storage unit? Flammable/Combustible Materials Flammable and combustible materials can be dangerous when placed in a storage locker setting. If they explode or catch fire, you might destroy your unit and the units of people around you. Flammable and combustible materials might even harm someone in the vicinity if something happens. Examples of these items include: Kerosene Compressed Gas Acid Propane Tanks Do not place these inside a storage unit, as they can be extremely dangerous. If it can explode, it should not be in your locker. You should never put these in your unit to stay on the safe side, no matter what. Flammable or combustible materials can cause more harm than good when placed in an enclosed space. Priceless Things There is too much risk with a storage locker to take a chance with valuable items. If you are not paying for a temperature-controlled unit, your heirloom could fall apart due to humidity or severe dryness. Light can cause damage, as well as dust and bugs. Keep priceless items out of a locker. Valuable pieces might include: Clothes or shoes that have been passed down Antique furniture such as sofas and cabinets Valuable rugs made of easily destructive materials These should be kept from storage units to prevent potential damage. If you need to store priceless pieces, keep them somewhere safer where you have control. Delicate items should not ...


Texas Mega Storage
April 12th, 2022


What to Look for in a Storage Unit Facility

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Storage units are a great way to keep all of the belongings you love without creating a huge eyesore in your home. A messy home isn't just unpleasant to look at, it can be downright dangerous too. It may result in fire hazards that prevents a safe exit from your home. A cluttered home also invites pests and other problems. If it is in your budget, you shouldn't second-guess the idea of renting a storage unit to store your personal belongings. But if you are going down that route, what should you do to make sure you only get the best storage unit for you. What should you be on the look-out for when you are hunting for your storage unit? What do you need and what do you need to avoid? Factors When Deciding on Your Storage Unit Facility Pricing No matter the size of your bank account, pricing is always a factor. When it comes to storage units, the amount that is charged can vary on a number of factors. This includes where the storage unit is located and the size. If there aren't a lot of options nearby or if demand is high, a storage unit company might charge more. It could be worth it for you to explore cities outside of your own when looking for an affordable storage unit. You probably won't have to venture too far since there are storage units in nearly every city but you shouldn't settle on a company that will be costing you too much. Remember that you are paying every single month for your unit so you should find a facility that fits your budget. Security You are putting some very personal and important items in your storage unit. That is why you need to be sure that the storage unit company you are trusting will do right by you and will make sure that your items will always remain safe. Remember that you won't be laying eyes on your items at all ...


Texas Mega Storage
March 28th, 2022


How Storage Units Help Spring Cleaning

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Spring Cleaning and Self-Storage Units It’s that time of year again. The days get longer, and it becomes easier to do something about those carpet stains, all the dust, and that stale air that has built up during the last few weeks and, perhaps, months. Finally, you can open all those windows and let in the spring fresh air without freezing. Now, get ready to freshen up your home with a good spring cleaning. Whether you’re doing a full-house cleaning once a year or once a month, you may want to think about renting a self-storage unit to get things out of the way during the process. Cleaning and organizing can also easily turn into redecorating. Renting a self-storage unit is a great place to store items for the long-term or short-term. Spring cleaning tips:  To keep track of where you have already cleaned start from the top and work your way down., Start with dusting and washing ceiling fans, light fixtures, and corners first. Then move on to wiping and washing walls, windows, counters, furniture, and floors. A similar method works with windows. Try cleaning the inside from left to right and the outside from the top down. This might make it easier to tell if either side has streaks.  Move on to replace your smoke detector batteries. Make sure to test the smoke detectors and give them a good wipe down.  Clear clutter from counter tops and shelves and wipe them down thoroughly. Clean all those knick-knacks and old dusty books. If you’re like me you probably have accumulated stacks of papers, receipts, and old bills. Now is a good time to file those important documents. Recycle junk mail, outdated magazines, and used envelopes. Shred or tear up any old bills and any other papers that contain personal information.  Pull out all those appliances and wash the sides and surface underneath ...


E. Scott
January 31st, 2022


Climate Control vs. Non-Climate Storage Units

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Choosing a Climate-Controlled Storage or Non-Climate-Controlled Storage Unit Do you know the differences between climate-controlled storage units and regular storage units? If not, no worries we’ve got you covered! Here are some of the important differences between the two. TEMPERATURE The temperature is the most important difference. Climate-controlled storage units are temperature-regulated, while standard storage units aren’t. Regulating the temperature is what will create the safe storage environment needed for the more sensitive items that might need to be stored. Climate-controlled units are typically kept within a temperature range between 55 and 85 degrees (F). This keeps the storage unit from getting too hot or too cold. This can be harmful to temperature-sensitive items like electronics, artwork, and furniture and even those precious family pictures. Without climate control, the temperature of a storage building is usually the same as the outside temperature or even higher. Air-conditioned storage units are popular in places with a high heat index where temperatures can reach into the 90s and 100s for days on end with little relief and Heated storage units tend to be more prevalent in parts of the country where bitter cold winter months seem to drag on endlessly before spring finally arrives. Regular drive-up storage units will follow the current outdoor temperature much more closely especially during the summer. Without climate control, the temperature of a storage building is usually the same as the external temperature or higher. Because there is no extra source of heat or air conditioning needed, these types of storage buildings are usually cheaper. STORAGE UNIT ACCESS TYPE Another important difference between climate-controlled units and normal storage units is how they are accessed. Climate control storage buildings are usually inside of a multi-level storage building containing many storage units. Some may have ground floor access, while others will be on a second or even third level. Storage units located within a building are often referred to as interior storage units. Interior storage units are typically exterior access storage units. This means that they function more ...


E. Scott
January 22nd, 2022


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