Storage Fees Explained

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If you’re looking for a storage unit, your first thought is: how much does it cost? And then your second thought is: yeah, but how much does it really cost? Storage units are designed to be affordable, but sometimes those low prices seem like they’re too good to be true. Some storage facilities might conceal hidden fees behind a crazy-low monthly rent, but at Texas Mega Storage, we’re all about transparency. When budgeting for a storage unit, it’s important to consider rent and a few other additional fees. Don’t worry; these additional fees are small and often either a one-time thing or totally optional. Here’s a little more information on the fees Texas Mega Storage charges. Admin Fee This is a one-time fee that you will pay when you rent a storage unit. Where admin fees can vary from facility to facility, here at Texas Mega storage our fee is $15 and if you are a first responder, active duty or a veteran that fee is waived. Insurance Unlike homeowner’s insurance, health insurance, auto insurance and, well, pretty much every other type of insurance, you don’t hear much about self storage insurance. If you rent a storage unit, however, self storage insurance is important and fortunately very cheap. When you rent a storage unit at Texas Mega, you also have to sign up for insurance. This adds approximately $9 a month to your rent. For about the cost of two fancy coffee drinks, you have $2,000 in coverage. This insures you against a wide range of hazards including fire, burglary and ice. Late Fee Now we get into the optional fees. Late fees at a storage facility certainly fall under that category. You’re never going to get charged one by Texas Mega if you pay your rent on time. If you are late on paying your rent, here’s what it looks like: The grace period lasts for five days after the rent is due. Once those five days ...



February 2nd, 2021


Business Self Storage

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Business owner benefits of Self-Storage Are you a business owner looking for an extra tax write off or have you just run out of space where you are at? Texas Mega Storage offers great amenities and plenty of reasons why self-storage and business owners go hand in hand. 1. No matter what field you are in when it comes to owning or operating a business, we all know tax time and auditing is a real thing. If you need a place to store those confidential records or customer history, we have the perfect smaller units available for just that reason. 2. Inventory, right now times are unpredictable just like business openings and closures. Were you effected by COVID and forced to shut down? Need a place to store the extra inventory until businesses are running smoothly and regularly again. 3. 24-hour access, you won’t be held within the confinement of strict entry and exit hours at Texas Mega Storge. We offer 24-hour access for no additional fees. 4. Work vehicle needs to be stored? Hoa sending notices or fining you about an extra vehicle or trailer in your designated spot? We can accommodate a wide variety or work vehicles and trailers including but not limited to construction, lawn and landscaping, smaller dump trucks, bobtail trucks, tow trucks, semi tow trucks, medical vehicles, plumbing or moving trucks as well as hot sot trailers and utility trailers. 5. Are you a company that’s needs to have freight or shipments delivered without being available to be present during the delivery time? We also allow deliveries to the units or the office. 6. Conference Room, do you need a common space to have a meeting or presentation. We have you covered at Texas Mega Storage, we have 2 large rooms available to rent by the hour or day during our regular office hours. ...



January 21st, 2021


Declutter With These Seasonal Self Storage Tips

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Declutter With These Seasonal Self Storage Tips 📷 We can help you store your items all year round. See what you should consider about self storage units in the fall, winter, spring, and summer months. At Texas Mega Storage, we’re prepared to help with your storage needs all year round. During certain seasons there are different factors to consider when picking out a self storage option. Changes in weather, temperature, and humidity can cause issues for some items. You may also realize that there are certain belongings of yours, from decorations to vehicles, that you don’t need all year long, making them perfect for seasonal storage. Our self storage facility can help you figure out your seasonal storage needs and find the solutions that you need. General Tips Regardless of which season it is there are some general storage tips to follow. First make sure that you clean any items that you plan to store. Any kind of dust or grime buildup is only going to get worse as your items sit in storage. Also make sure that everything is accurately labeled. We love our customers, but we’re sure that they don’t want to spend all day here trying to sort through their storage units to find the seasonal items that they need. Some extra time spent and some smart labeling can make a big difference in every season. Fall The fall is a great time to put away summer items that just aren’t going to get any use for a while. Outdoor equipment, like lawn mowers and weed trimmers, probably don’t need to be taking up extra space in your garage. Patio furniture might also do better in storage, instead of sitting out in the cold and snow all season long. You can also put away your grill, but make sure that you clean it first! Those leftover food particles can attract pests. You can also put away summer clothing, like shorts and swimsuits, once the leaves ...



January 6th, 2021


Happy Thanksgiving

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3 Ways Self Storage Will Help Make Your Thanksgiving Amazing Thanksgiving is just a few days away. That being said, many have begun preparations for this grand holiday, including when and where the time is being spent with family. Coming from a large family, Thanksgiving, much like Christmas, is a huge to do. Whichever family steps up to the plate to play host will face a great task, and days of preparation. This Thanksgiving, let our Texas Mega Storage units help you beat the stress. Here’s how: 1. Small space large family? No problem: Rent out one of our storage units. Not only can you throw in some un-needed items for the big holiday, but you can move all of your seasonal items into the unit to be stored safely until the warmer months roll around once again! 2. Shopping early? Keep it here and surprise everyone: Our facility is the perfect place to keep your Christmas shopping be protecting from curious eyes and hands. So that you ensure everyone is surprised by what’s under the tree. 3. The perfect getaway: Family gatherings, while generally warm and happy, have the potential to get out of hand and stressful. Luckily, you have a beautiful self-storageunit to run away to when the going gets tough. Let us be your Thanksgiving meltdown vice. Texas Mega Storage would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving ...



December 8th, 2020


Declutter With These Seasonal Self Storage Tips

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Declutter With These Seasonal Self Storage Tips 📷 We can help you store your items all year round. See what you should consider about self storage units in the fall, winter, spring, and summer months. At Texas Mega Storage, we’re prepared to help with your storage needs all year round. During certain seasons there are different factors to consider when picking out a self storage option. Changes in weather, temperature, and humidity can cause issues for some items. You may also realize that there are certain belongings of yours, from decorations to vehicles, that you don’t need all year long, making them perfect for seasonal storage. Our self storage facility can help you figure out your seasonal storage needs and find the solutions that you need. General Tips Regardless of which season it is there are some general storage tips to follow. First make sure that you clean any items that you plan to store. Any kind of dust or grime buildup is only going to get worse as your items sit in storage. Also make sure that everything is accurately labeled. We love our customers, but we’re sure that they don’t want to spend all day here trying to sort through their storage units to find the seasonal items that they need. Some extra time spent and some smart labeling can make a big difference in every season. Fall The fall is a great time to put away summer items that just aren’t going to get any use for a while. Outdoor equipment, like lawn mowers and weed trimmers, probably don’t need to be taking up extra space in your garage. Patio furniture might also do better in storage, instead of sitting out in the cold and snow all season long. You can also put away your grill, but make sure that you clean it first! Those leftover food particles can attract pests. You can also put away summer clothing, like shorts and swimsuits, once the leaves ...



November 27th, 2020


Motorcycle Storage Tips

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Motorcycle Storage Tips Here are some suggestions to help avoid damage to your motorcycle if you put it into storage during the winter season: • Warm up the engine so that all the old oil will drain. Refill with new oil. Clean the oil filter or replace with a new one. Have a complete lubrication job done, making sure that the chain receives a light coating of oil. On two-stroke engines the transmission should be drained and refilled . • Remove the spark plugs and give each cylinder a coating of oil. Clean and inspect the plugs and install new ones if necessary. • Make sure the fuel tank, lines and carburetor are completely drained of fuel. • Disconnect the battery and wash off any corrosion with a solution of baking soda and water. Store the battery at room temperature or slightly cooler. • Inflate the tires to their recommended pressure. Wash and wax all painted surfaces and polish all the chrome. Be sure your machine is protected from the weather. ...



November 10th, 2020


8 Storage Tips for Self Storage

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We all rent a self storage unit for one of many different reasons, including running our of space or a guilty free zone for awesome treasure finds. There are several ways to safely store your items in self storage. If you are going to rent one of our hassle free no contract units, you should protect your investment. The following are tips to help you get the most out of our self storage while protecting your belongings. Use pallets to elevate your items One of the most important tips for protecting items in self storage is keeping them off the floor. If you are storing fabric items like sofas or mattresses, you can never be too safe. Elevate all of your items on pallets to keep them from having contact with the floor. Wrap what you can Wrap the items in your self storage unit with industrial plastic wrap. Taking the time to properly wrap your things will ensure dust and insects won’t cause damage. Wrap delicate items such as glasses or mirrors in bubble wrap as well, we sell both of these items in the office. Use a strong lock Texas Mega Storage has security cameras and a gate that requires passcode access, but it still important to secure your unit with a strong lock. Purchase an all-weather padlock or a disk lock with a short arm. The short arm on the padlock will ensure bolt cutters cannot slide in and slice it open. We also have both of these locks in stock at all times. Label your items Even though you know what you are placing in your self storage unit, it is still important to label your belongings. Labeling your items will prevent a struggle when it comes to moving them out if you need them. You will likely forget exactly what is in each box or move in a few months time, so labeling can help ...



October 28th, 2020


Halloween Decoration Tips

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Tips For Storing Halloween Decorations Do you love the Halloween season? According to a recent survey, American’s spend on average $82.93 on Halloween decorations annually. When you combine the cost of decorations with the average amount spent on Halloween costumes, $70.81, Halloween can take quite a bit out of your pocket book! If your Halloween decorations and costumes are stored properly, you won’t have to dish out the dough next Halloween. Even if you only plan on wearing your costume for one year, it is still a good idea to store it properly. You may be able to use a piece of your costume for future costumes or may get a decent amount of money selling it in the future. Try out these Halloween costume and decoration storage tips! Tips for Storing Halloween Costumes 1. Clean Costumes and Decorations Immediately: As soon as your Halloween celebration is over, care for your decorations and costumes. When cleaning your Halloween items, follow the care instruction laid out by the manufacturer. Avoid stains from setting into your costumes by concentrating on any problem areas you see. 2. Wait for Halloween Costumes to Dry: Before storing your Halloween costumes, allow them ample time to dry. If your items are wet during storage, it will be a breeding ground for mold and mildew. 3. Color Coordinate Boxes: Plastic bins are a smart way to store your Halloween decorations and items. If you decorate for Halloween, you more than likely decorate for other holidays. Make it easier on yourself next holiday season by storing different holiday items in different colored boxes. Even though your Halloween tubs will be a different color than Christmas, Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day, clearly label the box with a list of the contents. This will help you to distinguish your Halloween costume box from the Halloween decoration box. 1. Wrap the Lights: Keep your purple, black and orange twinkle lights sparkling next Halloween by properly storing ...



October 16th, 2020


10 Tips for Self- Storage

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Top 10 Self Storage Tips and Tricks Did you just send your youngest kid off to college? Now might be the perfect time to downsize your home. There are many benefits of living in a smaller house including less cleaning time and lower property taxes. But what do you do with that second refrigerator that’s in the garage or the small couch in the basement? These are things you might want to save for your kid’s first home or when they get that off-campus apartment in college. 1. Use Dryer Sheets One of the most important storage tips is to make sure your belongings are safe from pests. That’s right, spiders, moths, and rats can all find their way into units and wreak havoc on your stuff. One way to repel them is by using dryer sheets. Place them in the corners of your unit and inside boxes. The smell will keep unwanted critters away while leaving your belongings smelling fresh and flowery. Unfortunately, this isn’t a once and done trick. It’s recommended to replace the sheets once a month. 2. Stack to the Ceiling When it comes to renting a storage unit, you’ll want to maximize your space. The smaller storage space you can use, the more money you’ll save. The best way to fit all your belongings is to utilize vertical space. Stack your boxes on top of each other until they reach the ceiling. If your worried about putting too much weight on bottom boxes, consider using a shelving unit – you’ll still take advantage of all that vertical space, but you’ll be putting less pressure on your boxes. 3. Protect Your Valuables When your packing for storage, you may not think to take extra precautions to protect your belongings. After all, they’ll just be sitting in storage. However, you’ll be stacking boxes on top of each other and moving them around periodically as you dig through your unit. This ...



October 13th, 2020