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September 01: Is Your Self Storage Unit Ready for Fall?
- 09/01/2017 at 6:00 am
- 04/08/2020 at 11:30 pm
- Before you know it, summer will be over and the cool, crispfeeling of fall will be upon us. If you already store with us, now is theperfect time of year to get into your self storage unit and give it a check-upto make sure it is ready for fall. If you are planning to start using selfstorage this fall, it’s a great time of year to move things into storage withthe cooler temps and lower humidity.
Here a few steps we recommend you take to ensure that yourvaluables are in good shape after surviving the hot summer months, and while instorage during the fall and winter months.
After the heat and humidity of the summer, and, If you used adrive-up storage unit all summer long, you really need to get in there and checkthat everything is in good shape – especially if you rarely visited. No matterwhat type of storage unit you have, be it drive-up, inside access ortemperature controlled, this is an important step to take when the seasonschange.
Everyone knows the saying, “Out of sight, out of mind.” That canbe the case quite often when using storage. Come visit your unit andre-familiarize yourself with is contents. If you haven’t visited in a while,it’s easy to forget what you have tucked away in there. Now is the time toreplace the container of Damp-Rid you placed in there during the spring. Thiswill help keep the moisture levels inside your storage unit as low as possibleand help prevent mold or mildew. If you simply gathered free boxes from thegrocery store to pack away your stuff and they are falling apart now, you mayneed to purchase some new ones. Greystone Self Storage is fully stocked packingand moving supplies, including a variety of boxes that resist crushing, willstack nicely and are specially treated to help prevent mold and mildew.
We suggest that you use a disc lock to provide the mostefficient security for your unit. Disc Locks have been created specifically forthe storage industry and will provide your valuables the most protection andkeep your mind at ease.
Is your door bulging, drooping or squeaking when you open andclose it? This is very unlikely, but if you do notice anything of this nature,please stop in the office and notify the property manager in our businessoffice. We can then have our maintenance team take a look and keep everythingin tip-top shape.
If you store with us all year long, the fall months are theideal time to pack away your patio furniture, pool accessories, and, summergear in preparation for winter. You can also move your lawnmower and other yardequipment and tools into storage since you won’t be mowing the grass inNovember (well, let’s hope not!). Just remember that you need to drain thetanks of gas, oil and other flammable liquids before placing them into storage.
While you are packing away the summer gear, be sure to unpackthe winter gear and take it with you. Make sure your sweatshirts and comfyjeans are pulled from storage and placed into rotation in your closet; and youmove the tank tops, sandals and swimwear into storage. Don’t forget to takeeverything you plan to use frequently during the cold months that should eithergo with you, or, be moved close to the door so it is ready when you need it.
Call the experts at Pinson Valley Self Storage for more tips andadvice to help with your Fall storage!
September 21: Summer Items You Should Store This Fall: Which Will You Choose?
- 09/21/2017 at 6:00 am
- 09/20/2020 at 6:00 am
October 10: LOCKS - Does it really make a difference?
- 10/10/2017 at 12:16 pm
- 10/10/2018 at 12:17 pm
- LOCKS -
Does it really make a difference?
Even after you’ve chosen a secure storage facility, you still can take steps to make sure your belongings are safe.
Many storage facilities let you choose your own lock for your unit’s door. Taking the time to choose a lock that will hold up against bolt cutters is highly recommended. You should avoid buying a lock with a long shackle, which is the loop that passes through or around the object you’re locking.
Disc locks are the most popular self-storage locks. We recommend purchasing a disc lock which is difficult to cut making it much more burglar-proof. For starters, it can’t be snapped with bolt cutters because of the way in which they’re designed. What’s more is that other tools, like hammers and lock picks, are also largely ineffective. It can be manipulated and picked, yes, but it will take a considerable amount of time to do so compared to other types of locks. That’s notable considering that most thieves are looking for a quick, easy in and out. In fact, to manipulate a disc lock, most thieves would have to turn to grinding it, which is messy, loud and time consuming. Disc locks actually originated for the sole purpose of securing self-storage units. They’re typically made of stainless steel, so they are able to thrive in year-round weather. Perhaps the lone disadvantage of going the disc lock route is that these locks will cost you more than the padlock or the combination lock. But when it comes to your personal belongings, it’s better to spend a little bit more money upfront than have to spend a lot of money replacing your valuables later on.
If you have a few high-value items among your stored possessions, it is recommended that you place those valuables in the back of your unit. Doing so can protect your most important belongings from what is referred to as a “crash and grab” theft. In this type of burglary, thieves break into several units and quickly seize whatever looks like it holds the most value. Because these burglaries often happen so quickly–usually in a matter of minutes–crooks will be less likely to snatch important items if you’ve made them more difficult to grab.
October 10: LOCKS - Does it really make a difference?
- 10/10/2017 at 12:22 pm
- 10/10/2020 at 12:00 am
January 10: 12 Months of De-Cluttering Tasks for 2018
- 01/10/2018 at 5:40 am
- 12/31/2018 at 5:40 am
January 16: GREAT IDEAS FOR STORING CLOTHES
- 01/16/2018 at 8:39 am
- 01/16/2019 at 8:40 am