How-To Clean Your Storage Unit

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A storage unit can be an incredibly helpful piece of property that will make your life so much easier. Whether it's family heirlooms, furniture, holiday supplies, or clothing that you aren’t wearing during this season, a storage unit will keep everything that you own safe no matter the time of year or the weather outside. Keeping your items in a storage unit for an extended amount of time can be a bit tricky. You may be in an out of your unit. With time, it can turn into a big mess if the items are not organized properly. It’s important to take the proper precautions to take care of your items and keep the unit clean. Cleaning the storage facility that you rent is in fact a very crucial part of maintaining the high quality and condition of your items. That is why you need to be sure that you are doing this the right way. Thankfully, there are just a few simple steps that you need to follow when you’re doing your regular cleaning of the storage unit to maintain the safety of your items. Here is a step-by-step instruction on how to thoroughly clean your storage unit: Cleaning Your Storage Unit in Spring, Texas Assemble Your Materials Before you can do anything, you need to collect the appropriate cleaning items. Typically, you’re going to need to have: A dustpan as well as a broom A mop & bucket A disinfectant or cleaning solution Trash bags Cleaning rags or cloths A vacuum cleaner Pick A Time That Works for You After you have accumulated the cleaning supplies you’ll need, it’s not time for you to decide on when you’ll be visiting your storage unit to clean it. Remember that this might not be a process that happens in a matter of minutes. It could take hours. Also, remember that your storage unit could be quite dirty or dusty so you should dress in appropriate attire so that you don’t mind getting scuffed up a bit. This all means ...


Texas Mega Storage
September 28th, 2023


Storing Jewelry in Self-Storage

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Jewelry is a precious item in any home, but there might not be room to keep it all with you. One of the most popular locations to store jewelry is in self-storage - but there is a high risk the pieces may become tarnished if stored improperly. Are there any ways to keep precious pieces secure in self-storage so they won’t fall apart? This article can help you determine whether storing jewelry in self-storage is right for you. How Can You Store Jewelry in Self-Storage So It Won't Tarnish? Look For Climate Control Climate control is one of the first things you should consider when putting pieces inside a unit. One of the biggest causes of tarnishing is high humidity levels, which causes metal and other materials to deteriorate when it’s hot outside in humid environments. Climate control will make an incredible difference in its lifespan. If you keep your pieces at home, silica packets and dehumidifiers are an excellent addition. In self-storage, the best choice is a climate-controlled unit. Furniture needs a consistent temperature to avoid any chemical changes. Separate By Material The first thing you should do is jot down your jewelry inventory. Write down the materials, types, and other critical information. Put them in different locations based on their type - fine, silver, costume, and more. Let’s dive into a few of the more specific separation methods based on the material of the jewelry. The better you care for each product, the longer your items will last in the storage unit. Put Silver in Felt Silver jewelry is one of the most common varieties. This material does best when covered in felt, so invest in a quality box lined with felt to keep the product in one piece. It might also help to encase the silver pieces in additional items inside a felt container: Felt pouches Silver polishing cloth These offer an additional layer of security to the product. Silver tends to tarnish. If you store the materials over several years, take them out at least twice a year to polish ...


Texas Mega Storage
July 20th, 2023


How-To Store Wine Properly

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Wine is fun with dinner, at parties, and even by yourself. If you’re a connoisseur and plan to keep multiple bottles in your home or a storage unit, it’s a good idea to know how to store wine properly. Keeping it in the wrong position or location could lead to its deterioration and ultimate expiration before you get the chance to enjoy a glass. If you’re interested in learning more about storing wine properly, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn more about keeping this delectable beverage in the right place, whether you want to store it in your home or keep extras in a storage unit so they will remain safe for years. Study The Wine You Want to Store First, take note of the wine you want to store. Consider the types, characteristics, and other items that will impact how they fare once tucked away for long-term storage. You might want to keep some on hand, while others will be fine packed up until you decide you want to pull them out again. Think about items like: How much wine you have How long you need to store Types of wine, such as fine wine Where you want to keep it These may change the location or how many bottles you put away. It might be easier to note down your bottles and these questions with their answers to ensure you have everything laid out before you make any final decisions. Knowing the answers to these will save you plenty of work with rearrangement in the future. Check Expiration Dates Next, consider the expiration dates of each bottle. Although some wines exist to age and sit in storage forever, most will only be drinkable for one to two years, even less after they are open. If you want to keep these bottles stored for a long time, you may need to remove a few from the lineup. Here is the typical lifespan of various bottles of wine: Red: This wine lasts up to three years in quality storage. White: This ...


Texas Mega Storage
June 20th, 2023


Tips for Storing Large Appliances

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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

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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

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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

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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


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


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