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 ...


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November 27th, 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 ...


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October 28th, 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 ...


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October 13th, 2020