Over the years we've been tenants in several storage units because sometimes you just need more space. There are lots of reasons to rent one, but there are also lots of tips and tricks to pick up along the way that they don't mention at the front desk when you sign up! Here are a few things we've learned in our adventures of paid storage, all of which we wish we would have known beforehand …
1. Pallets, Pallets, Pallets: Keeping your items off the floor is almost essential. It might sound silly, but before renting your unit, there's no way to promise that the melting snow won't come under the door, or the adjacent unit won't have a spill that soaks its way into your heirloom sofa.
2. Wrap What You Can: Each time we use a storage unit, we wrap what we can in industrial plastic wrap. That way, we know that things are sealed up tight and it won't collect dust or creepy crawlies while it's doing time. Check out Uline for easy ordering of large rolls.
3. Use A Hefty Small Lock: Although most units have security in them, that doesn't mean they'll always be paying attention. Find an all-weather padlock that has a short arm to ensure a bolt cutter can't slide its way in to be sliced open!"
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