Did you know that the number of personal storage units has been much bigger than the number of storage units that McDonald’s has? Well, it is the plain truth – people have been buying or renting these storage units for different purposes but mostly for storing items, clothes, old paintings, and furniture. Since moving became very profitable work, you can find a lot of companies that offer moving and storage for your items at the same time for a reasonable price. Movers and Storage in Miami, for example, is one company that offers mentioned service. Since we had a small chat with the first man of this company, we decided to share some tips for storing your things in storage units in Miami.
The most important – know what and where you have stored things
It is the very first step – you must know what you have stored in your storage unit. It can happen that your grandma asks for a painting she gave you, but you have no clue where it stands. She will be angry of course but to avoid this possible problem, you could mark or label your boxes. It is a great way to have a neat order among your stuff and know where your item sits.
Storage Units Are Not Heated
Keep in mind that you should not store things that are not fond of the cold. Storage units are not heated during the winter so you should keep that in mind. A glass vase could easily break due to a lower temperature if your storage is not heated. Bear in mind fact also that you could heat up your storage, but it is an expensive investment.
Another thing to consider is that you must keep your things off the floor. Melting snow could pass under the door and make a mess with your items. Or someone’s unit next door could be a full of water and that water could go to your storage. It does not cost to keep things off the floor, but it costs to repair them if you are lazy. So don’t be lazy!
DO NOT damage a storage unit!
In the same way, you don’t want your stuff to be damaged, the owner of the storage unit wants the same. Some owners even have a strict rule that you must clean your storage unit once per month. Keep it clean because of yourself, since you will come there more than the owner. The owner will care about the unit from the moment you leave it so leave it in nice and tidy condition. You don’t want to be pointed at and designated as a dirty and unwanted man.
Use small locks for the storage
Even though it’s almost impossible to get your storage robbed, chances do exist. When you rent a unit, the first you do is to replace the padlock. Just make sure you get the one that is weatherproof, so you don’t have to think about it when it rains. Also, a sturdy weatherproof padlock will be a good defense against bolt cutter – which means your storage is 99,99% safe.