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


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


Picking The Right Size Storage Unit

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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 ...


E. Scott
January 6th, 2022


Christmas is over

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Texas Mega Storage 12/28/2021 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 ...


E. Scott
December 28th, 2021


Storage Tips

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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


Back to School Tips

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Moving to a new area can be scary, Texas Mega Storage would like to share some tips we found to make that transition into a new school easier. Here in Spring, we offer self-storage with our customer in mind, we are here for you every step of the way. Whether you need to rent or drop off a Penske moving truck, get storage for a couple of months while transitioning or just to stop in and see a smiling face Texas Mega Storage is here. The following health and safety tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Making the First Day Easier Back to School Tips from Texas Megas Storage in Spring, Texas Parents should remember that they need not wait until the first day of class to ask for help. Schools are open to address any concerns a parent or child might have, including the specific needs of a child, over the summer. The best time to get help might be one to two weeks before school opens. Many children become nervous about new situations, including changing to a new school, classroom or teacher. This may occur at any age. If your child seems nervous, it can be helpful to rehearse entry into the new situation. Take them to visit the new school or classroom before the first day of school . Remind them that there are probably a lot of students who are uneasy about the first day of school. Teachers know that students are nervous and will make an extra effort to make sure everyone feels as comfortable as possible. If your child seems nervous, ask them what they are worried about and help them problem solve ways to master the new situation. Point out the positive aspects of starting school to create positive anticipation about the first day of class. They will see old friends and meet new ones. Talk with them about positive experiences ...


Texas Mega Storage
August 16th, 2021


Hurricane Tips

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Hurricanes and Self Storage We all see the news of the aftermath of a big storm or unpredictable acts of nature and how damaging it can be. Images of homes with roofs blown off, people’s belongings scattered all over the front lawn, water in every single room of the house. While these might be worst case scenarios, they can and do happen. If you live in Texas, then you know the weather can change in an instance, below are some tips to help put your mind at ease. Tough Decisions If you know you live in a hurricane prone area, or worse yet, if there are reports and warnings on the news about an imminent hurricane in your region, you might have to start making some tough decisions about what to do with your belongings. Many people have self storage units at the ready for just such an occasion, and you are going to need to decide what to store and what to leave in the house. Many people choose to transfer things with a lot of monetary and sentimental value (such as jewelry and family heirlooms), or pieces of furniture that are irreplaceable and have been in the family for generations. Choose Your Self Storage Facility Wisely Many storage facilities in hurricane prone areas offer self storage units that are specially designed to be able to withstand big storms, however, not all do. Look for a facility with covered loading docks, hurricane-proof windows, and back-up generators that will ensure your climate controlled self storage unit doesn’t all of a sudden become a hot, sticky swamp. Off the Ground. Even if you are storing things in a self storage facility which has the necessary contingency measures and precautions in place to protect your belongings during a big storm, you should always hedge your bets and make sure everything valuable is off the ground. If you have crates, or vertical shelving units, those can help minimize the chances of ...


Texas Mega Storage
July 13th, 2021


Climate Control is a must in Texas heat

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Climate controlled Storage is a Must in Texas Heat You may not think you need climate-controlled units in Texas, but chances are you are you probably aren’t aware of the difference between climate and non-climate Write down this number . . . (281) 355-7000 . . . you might just need it after you read this article. When self storage units need to be climate control . . . Let’s talk about oxidation. Extreme heat causes oxidation. In Texas, summers can see 115 degrees. That qualifies as extreme heat and yes, it will cause oxidation. What is oxidation? Think of it as a change in electrons in matter, and think of a change in electrons as a change in the matter itself. And yes, extreme heat will cause oxidation, which means it will change the appearance of an object. Which materials are subject to oxidation damage? Get ready for a shock! The following are just a partial list of items in storage units which can be damaged by oxidation: Wood furniture Leather furniture Household appliances Special collections Coins Stamps Wine Musical instruments Artwork Clothing Business documents Photos Electronics In other words, practically everything that people normally place in a mini storage, can be harmed by extreme heat. Thus the need for air conditioned storage! Climate controlled storage is a must in Texas! So now that we understand the need for climate controlled storage, the next item on the agenda is finding the right size self storage unit you can count on, and that’s where Texas Mega Storage is here to get you exactly what you need. Locally owned and operated, Texas Mega Storage has been a name you can trust in the Spring, Klein area for a number of years now. Texas Mega Storage basically has everything you could want in a self storage unit: great rates, good move-in specials, 24/7 video monitoring, friendly staff, wide aisles for easy access, month to month contracts, drive up outdoor storage, indoor storage, RV storage, boat ...


Texas Mega Storage
July 13th, 2021


Downsizing in 2021

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Downsizing in 2021 Self-Storage in Spring, Texas Let’s face it, right now we are all feeling a level of uncertainty. We are in the midst of a pandemic and trying to figure out what our new “normal” is. Texas Mega Storage is here for you to give you that calm peace of mind, when it comes to your belongings being stored safely. If you’re looking to declutter your home in 2021, here’s how the quick how-to: 1. Separate your belongings into three piles Take all the items you’re looking to clear out and separate them into three piles: one for those items you need or make you happy, one for those items you do not need but can be sold or donated, and one for those that need to be trashed. For the ones that you need or make you happy, determine how urgent you’ll need for them to be. Within this pile, make two smaller piles. Those you’ll need more urgently can be kept at home. Those that aren’t needed to frequently can be placed into storage later. As you make this pile for storage, document these belongings on a list whether on your phone or a notebook—maybe both—so you know which items are going into storage. Carefully pack and prepare them for your new unit. 2. Storage features to consider when decluttering When you’re storing these valuable belongings, you can select the right storage features to protect them. For instance, if you’re storing older family photos or documents, you’ll need climate control. This feature preserves sensitive materials from weather and high seasonal temperatures by maintaining a constant temperature and humidity level within the unit. And for those items that have more of a financial value, you can protect them at Texas Mega Storage with security features such as electronic gate access, which requires a keycode to enter, as well as video surveillance and onsite management. Now, if you’re decluttering and needing to store a lot of items, you ...


Texas Mega Storage
July 13th, 2021


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