Tips for Storing Large Appliances
Texas Mega Storage offers secure, reliable solutions to all your storage needs - from the clothes you wear seasonally, the furniture accumulating in your home or documents that require archiving. Our professional team provides helpful advice for those storing large appliances (including three great tips!) and a list of experienced movers who can make moving items into our units easier than ever before. Let us provide peace-of-mind during renovating, relocating or just wanting additional space by safely preserving precious belongings! Continue reading to learn storage tips for large appliances. What You Need to Know about Storing Your Large Appliances Large Appliance Storage Our daily lives depend on our large appliances, from washing machines and dishwashers to refrigerators and stoves. Not only are these items expensive investments - they're necessary for everyday life! To ensure longevity of use, proper storage techniques must be employed; taking the time to properly move the goods will pay dividends in extended functionality down the road. Three Tips for Storing Large Appliances When storing large appliances prepare these for storage. Because when you think about storing these appliances, it can mean that they will be out o fuse for a while. There are many reasons why you could be storing large appliances. Moving and not having a use for them right now, needing more space, renovating your home, or replacing with new appliances. These will need to be properly stored. Prepare Large Appliances for Packing and Storage You’ll want to find storage and packing supplies to protect your appliances. Texas Mega Storage can offer storage units where your appliances will be safe. We have different size units and types to meet your needs. Call our managers and they will help you find the right size storage and packing supplies to pack and protect the appliances. Storing Large Appliances In A Storage Unit Preparing is the main process when storing. Whether you’re storing kitchen appliances, dishwasher, freezer, washer, or dryer preparing them is very important. The preparation ...
Texas Mega Storage
February 15th, 2023
How-To Clean Out a Storage Unit
We rent storage units when we move or when we just need that extra room to store furniture and items that we have not used in a long time. It is often the case that we forget we have a storage unit as most of the items are ones we do not think about on a regular basis. Once it comes time to clean it out, we often do not know where to start. With so many items packed into one area, it is hard to know the best way to clean out your storage unit. Cleaning out your storage unit may feel like a monumental task. With everything crowded into a contained area, it may be difficult to know where to start. When cleaning out your storage unit, there are some steps you can follow that can make the clean out easier, such as taking inventory of everything you have and enlisting some friends to help. Continue reading to learn more about the best way you can go about cleaning out your storage unit. Also, continue reading to learn what can happen if you don’t clean your unit out. What Is the Best Way to Clean Out a Storage Unit Cleaning out your storage unit may feel like a monumental task. There is a good chance that you’ve had this unit for years, and you have no idea what all is inside your storage unit. From collectibles to old furniture, many different items are often kept in storage units since many of us do not have the space in our homes to keep them laying around. If you have no idea where to start when it comes to cleaning out your storage unit, these tips should help you get the job done in the quickest and best way possible. Take Inventory of Everything in the Unit You never know exactly how much stuff you have until you take inventory of it. Storage units are often used to store the things we do not need or have ...
Texas Mega Storage
January 11th, 2023
Benefits of Climate-Controlled Storage
Whether you are moving or don’t have room in your home, there are many sizes and types of storage units which are suitable to hold your items. One of the most common forms of storage is a climate-controlled storage unit. What are the benefits of investing in a climate-controlled option? If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of climate-controlled storage, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn more about what your items can gain from sitting in climate-controlled storage rather than a standard storage unit. They might be more expensive, but climate-controlled selections are worth it for many people. Excellent Air Quality Air quality is one of the best things with a climate-controlled storage unit. Although many don’t consider air quality when selecting a location to keep their items, it’s critical to keep everything in the best possible shape. Most standard storage units aren’t sealed as well as those with climate control inside. The best air quality will: Permit continuously circulated air Preventing the necessary addition of more air The more circulation, the less poor air will gather on your items. If you have valuable electronics and furniture, air quality matters. If you have critical items you want to keep in the best shape, keep air quality at the forefront of your mind. Protection from Intense Temperatures The outside can bring intense heat and cool. In a standard storage unit, your items are exposed to temperature change which can lead to damages. If these shifts occur often enough, you may need to replace your items. The replacement might cost more than spending on a climate-controlled room. Here are a few items that could be impacted by intense temperatures: Musical instruments Wood furniture Antiques Mattresses Books Magazines Electronics Vinyl records Peace of Mind Not only does climate-controlled storage keep your items safe, but it also brings peace of mind to the person who has their stuff inside. Standard lockers are more prone to invasions of pests and terrible weather. With a climate-controlled option, everything stays in excellent condition with additional sealing. Peace of mind will allow you to: Move ...
Texas Mega Storage
December 1st, 2022
Most Popular Items to Storage in a Storage Unit
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
5 Self Storage Mistakes
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
How Storage Units Help Spring Cleaning
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 ...
January 31st, 2022
Climate Control vs. Non-Climate Storage Units
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 ...
January 22nd, 2022
Picking The Right Size Storage Unit
Before heading to a local storage facility make sure you have answers to what size storage will be right for you. You may be wondering what size storage unit do I need? The answer isn’t always plain since there are numerous types and sizes of storage units to consider. The availability, the intended use of and what you will be storing will help you decide on what size unit will suit your needs. How to Determine What Size Storage Unit You Need 1. Determine what you will be storing No one wants to rent a storage space only to find out that it is not large enough and that you’ll have to either rent another space or move your belongings to a larger space. You’ll first want to figure out how you will be utilizing the space. Questions you may want to ask yourself: • Will I be storing a vehicle? • Will I be storing for a business that may expand? • Will these be a temporary situation? • Will I be storing long term? • Will I be rotating items in and out of the unit? It’s important to know which of your belongings you will be storing and if this will be changing in the foreseeable future. For example, if you are renting a unit for your expansive business inventory you might consider getting a larger unit so you have room to grow if needed. If you are trying to do some spring cleaning or declutter your home you might want to allow for a little extra space up front to sort and organize. If this happens to only be a temporary move then you will want to pick out a unit that is appropriate size from the start. 2. Write out an inventory list Most people have a general idea of what they will be storing but sometimes you don’t realize how much stuff you have to store ...
January 6th, 2022
Christmas is over
HOW TO STORE YOUR HOLIDAY DECORATIONS The holidays are almost over. Now we have to properly pack all those decorations up and figure out the best place to store them until the next holiday season rolls around. Here's a few tips on how to properly pack and store your decorations. WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO STORE MY DECORATIONS? You may have an attic, basement or even a storage shed in your backyard to store those holiday decorations in. If you don’t than renting a storage unit can be really helpful for storing your holiday decorations. If you have a lot of electronics or decorations that are older and maybe sentimental you might consider a climate-controlled unit. Otherwise, a standard unit will probably suit your purpose. WHAT SIZE UNIT SHOULD I GET? In most cases a smaller storage unit, such as a 5x5 or 5x10, should be plenty of room to store almost anyone's holiday decorations. A 5x5 is about the size of a walk-in closet, so it has plenty of space for inside and outside decorations, your holiday lights, and that artificial Christmas tree. If you have larger outside decorations than the 5x10 is probably the right size for you. HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR STORAGE UNIT Before storing your holiday decorations figure out what you have and how you would like to organize them in your self-storage unit. You may want to consider putting some shelving up in your unit to help keep things organized. If your storage unit is smaller, like the 5×5 consider using plastic bins instead of boxes. This makes for better stacking. HOW TO PACK YOUR HOLIDAY DECORATIONS FOR STORAGE 1. Fragile ornaments should be wrapped in bubble wrap or packing paper. Then gently placed in your container of choice. You may even consider a dish pack box with dividers. Make sure to label the box fragile. 2.Put the non-fragile ornaments together in a zip-top bags. Place them in your container and then fill any empty space with crumpled paper or bubble wrap to ...
December 28th, 2021
Typically, you don’t start thinking about additional storage until it becomes essential. Then, you make the mistake of visiting or calling the most convenient location without giving much thought to services and amenities. Here at Texas Mega Storage we have a courteous, professional staff that is always ready to explain your options and provide you with an outstanding storage experience. The following tips and suggestions will help you to organize your ideas, prioritize your needs, and find storage that is the best fit for you. Storage Unit Tips to Make the Most of Your Space Gather Materials Estimate the number of boxes you’ll need as well as packing material (packing paper, bubble wrap, foam shipping noodles), tape, and markers. We are a one stop shop and sell packing and moving supplies so we can help you every step of the way. Use strong, new or almost new, boxes. Don’t use boxes from grocery and liquor stores. They may be harboring insects or rodents and they’re probably in a weakened condition. Inventory Create an inventory list of your items and keep copies in a safe place away from the unit. Identify which items you may need to access while they are in storage. Prep Your Space Measure and estimate the collective packing size of the items you plan to store. To keep items off the unit floor, use furniture pads or cover the floor under your belongings. Arrange Boxes for Convenience and Safety Be sure your boxes are strong enough to hold 25-30 pounds (don’t overpack) Account for extra space to provide ventilation and ease of access. Think about arranging for easy access. Plan for anything that you use think you need frequently to be placed in the front of your unit. Place boxes that contain fragile or delicate items on top of boxes packed with heavier, sturdier things. If you’re storing business files, leave a pathway for easier access. List contents on all four sides of boxes and seal tightly with good quality ...
September 1st, 2021